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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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Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips began in 1986 with Tim Kennedy and his family in a 15,000 square foot facility in Auburn Washington. With mostly used equipment, they cooked small batches of thick sliced potatoes in square shaped kettles. The kettle cooked chips were spiced by hand and packaged in Tim's signature red and white striped bag. Then Tim himself went out to local convenience stores and gave them samples to try.
Just two years later, Tim's was named "The best potato chip in Seattle." Since then, Tim's has continued to be recognized with top taste awards from Esquire Magazine and The American Culinary Institute. Tim's has not only been recognized for great taste. Tim's Cascade Snacks was named one of "Washington's Best Companies To Work For" in 2008, and received the 2011 Award for Better Workplace from the Association of Washington Business.
Today, our product line consists of Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips, Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips and Onion Rings and Erin's All Natural Popcorn.
Tim's snacks are produced at their chips manufacturing facility in Algona, Washington by a close knit, diverse workforce.
Tim's Cascade Snacks were part of the Pinnacle Foods Group LLC., a leading packaged foods company based in Parsippany, New Jersey, which is in turn owned by the The Blackstone Group.
Utz Snacks now market the brands.
Hawaiian Luau BBQ Kettle Chips
Still concerned after seeing the image of the roasting pig on the bag, we were relived to find that they did not taste of anything similar. It says they are 'Sweet and Spicy' on the bag, and they were. We imagined exotic fruits and seasoning, but these were just Tim's version of BBQ Chips with a fancy regional name. However, a good Chip balances its flavors or bounces its flavors. These bounced. First sweet, then hot, then tangy, then spicy. They were not the best, but they were pretty good.
Hawaiian Sweet Maui Onion Kettle Chips
This is the most well known flavor variety with a Hawaiian twist. You get the impression that Tim's Chips came up with this flavor before they came up with the brand - if they did, you could see why. The Nose Plunge Test clearly revealed a mild onion aroma. I am not sure whether this would count as praise or criticism, but if you do not like Sweet Maui Onion, you may still like these Chips. They were creamy, almost cheesy sweet. And mixed up with that was a tincture of tart onion. A really well balanced Chip that nails the flavor.
Hawaiian Original Kettle Style Potato Chips
The Nose Plunge Test revealed a fairly rich potato aroma that shouted fresh and natural. The Chips were minus lots of the bad things often found in Chips such as Trans Fat and Cholesterol, and the warm, creamy potato taste made them a very good sandwich partner. Aside from that, they were a bit greasy, a bit potatoey and a bit plain.
Hawaiian Mango Habanero Kettle Chips
Now this is what you call an exciting flavor. Regular readers of Chips & Crisps reviews will know that we are not the biggest fans of 'Original' or potato flavored Chips. So when we saw this weird combo we just had to get stuck in. The bag's salt content info raised our interest further - most Chips of this type are packed full of salt. The Habanero in these Chips did not however need any help showing itself. Sure a sweet flavoring (possibly Mango), pushed the Habanero out the door, but once it was outside it ran down the street screaming. Yep, job done.