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Address: 900 High Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331, USA
Phone: 717 637 6644
Website: www.utzsnacks.com, www.husman's.com,
www.kitchencooked.net, www.snyderofberlin.com, www.timschips.com
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Boulder Canyon Natural Foods
Since 1994, Boulder Canyon has delivered all natural kettle cooked potato chips with unsurpassed quality and taste. Our thickly sliced premium potatoes are slow cooked in small kettles using sunflower and/or safflower oil. We then add our distinctive flavors and experienced craftsmen test the potatoes at every stage to ensure you get the finest chip around.
Boulder Canyon™ Natural Foods is a member of the Inventure Foods (Nasdaq:SNAK) family of Intensely Different™ specialty brands. The Company’s better-for-you and indulgent food brands include Boulder Canyon™ Natural Foods, Jamba® Juice At Home Smoothies, Rader Farms®, T.G.I. Friday's® Snacks, Nathan's Famous® Snacks, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins® and Bob's Texas Style®.
While working as engineers installing and servicing bagging machines in snack food plants throughout the United States, Jay Poore and his older brother, Don, saw first-hand the finer details involved with potato-chip production. What they noticed during that time was a perceived void in the marketplace.
As a result, the brothers decided to develop their own snack brand by creating a kettle-cooked chip that was thicker than traditional varieties. So, in 1983, Bob’s Texas Style Potato Chips was born. After only three years, the chips became so popular with consumers that the brothers sold the business to a partner, moved to Arizona and launched the Poore Brothers brand. Starting with only a single kettle and one delivery truck, they relied on sampling and word-of-mouth advertising to grow the business.
The strategy paid off and, in 1996, the company went public with the help of a private investment group. Soon after the IPO, acquisitions started when Bob’s Texas Style Potato Chips was bought back in 1998.
A Bluffton, Indiana, facility – the location where T.G.I. Friday’s snack foods are produced – was acquired in 1999, and the Boulder Canyon brand was purchased in 2000.
In May 2006, as part of the transition from a regional potato chip producer to a national marketer of snack foods, the Poore Brothers name was replaced with The Inventure Group to create a corporate identity that more closely reflects our diverse line-up of innovative consumer brands sold both nationally and internationally.
During the summer of 2017, Utz bought out Inventure Foods, who own Boulder Canyon.
Boulder Canyon Olive Oil Classic Sea Salt
The big statement is the ‘Cooked in olive oil’ declaration. It did have a sweet and warm flavour, but it also lacked the salty ingredient that provides the variety with its taste. A little less attention to the cooking process and a little more to the seasoning would have been welcome. That said, the oil did make them moreish and the bag was consumed with guilty pleasure.
Boulder Canyon Natural Foods 60% Less Sodium Chips
Warning - This write up is the same as the Totally Natural write Up: The Nose Plunge Test, which features a quick snort of aroma as soon as the bag is opened, featured a rich potato smell. This certainly fits into the totally natural claim, and the flavour held its own in that arena as well - The chips did taste free of chemicals, flavourings, and spices. There was still a hint of salt, presumably from the potato. It was a well-oiled plain chip.
Boulder Canyon Natural Foods Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt Chips
For some, you can't beat the smell of a freshly opened bag of salt and vinegar, and these were among the best. The rich potato smell was added to by the taste which saw a good balance between potato, salt, and vinegar. Some also like vinegar-based chips to be sharp and harsh, but I would prefer a more balanced flavouring. With no dominant taste, these worked as well as most.
Boulder Canyon Natural Foods Hickory Barbeque Kettle Chips
After opening the bag quickly and nosing straight in, as it were, I found a pleasant hickory aroma. The taste matched. It was sweet and tangy and overall a very good barbecue flavour. It was also reassuring to know that they were gluten-free and had no cholesterol or trans-fats.