Address: Za Drahou 1857, 696 62 Straznice, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 607 960 926
Petr Hobža Crisps
This Czech company reckon they have the measure of the question: Are they chips or crisps?
This is a rough translation into English from their website:
Just as the Turk coffee is not an espresso, a cake is not a cake and word football is not football, so potato chips are not the same as chips. That you still think these are just two different words for the same crispy flakes? This is not the case! Potato chips and chips differ in the production process, the varieties of potatoes used, and above all, of course, in taste.
Are you groping in this potato terminology just like our little potato chip? It's simple - while the chips enjoy a bath in a lukewarm bath before frying (technically called "blanching"), the chips are centrifuged away from the water. During blanching, the chips are deprived not only of starch and sugar, but unfortunately also of their typical potato taste. Thanks to this, the subsequent production of chips is simpler and more potato varieties can be used on it.
So even if our process is more technologically demanding, we would not exchange the characteristic potato taste for anything in the world. Because that's what makes our chips what they are. Thanks to that, they simply taste as if you made them at home.