Old Vienna of St Louis
Address: 345 S. Old Highway 141, Fenton, Missouri 63026, USA
Phone: 1 636 343 3050
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Old Vienna of St Louis
In 1936 Louis Kaufman started a potato chip business in St. Louis Missouri. Like many local food companies, Old Vienna Snack Food Company changed hands many times throughout the years finally dissolving 60 years later in 1996.
Knowing that the old company had an excellent line of “Red Hot” products, a group of ex employees purchased the Old Vienna Brand and formed Old Vienna LLC. Today Old Vienna distributes 41 of our own products plus many others.
For 30 years the people in the St. Louis area have grown up eating our Red Hot products. Today they ship cases to happy customers all across the United States.
Old Vienna of Louis' experiences of potato chip manufacturing has led to some interesting and innovative chip flavors, including, Red Hot Riplets, Wisconsin Cheddar and Sour Cream and best of all, Hot Diggety's.
The company also makes pork rinds and corn chips.
Old Vienna of St Louis Red Hot Riplets
Heat in food is a subjective issue. Not least because tolerance levels do not relate to enjoyment. There are lots of people that have no problem eating fiery food but can't tell you whether they enjoyed the flavour. So, with a hot chip, and this does claim to be a hot sauce chip, I believe a good guide to the rating is flavour must be apparent, along with heat. So, these were hot chips. They were quite salty, not very sticky sweet, but there was a barbecue tanginess, nevertheless. And most importantly, the especially overly seasoned chips evoked images of Johnny Cash rocking back and forth on his porch while watching the birds fly by.
Old Vienna of St Louis Cheesy Red Hot
While these lacked any hint of barbecue aroma when the bag was opened, there was a cheesy potato smell, with a definite hint of hot sauce. It was an interesting flavour that gave the impression of hot and spicy cheese, but it was more like a combo - The hot sauce and the cheese had individual identities. The cheese was mild but creamy. The hot sauce was peppery and salty. And as for that salt – I am not here to judge, but twenty-eight percent of a person's recommended daily intake in just an ounce (about 13) chips is quite a lot.