Original Saratoga Chips
The legend goes, that in 1853 the potato chip was invented in Saratoga Springs, New York state by a man named George Crum. You can view our version of the story on the top bar of these pages.
The "Saratoga Chip" was sold regionally, and distributed until the 1920's when then owner Herman Lay changed the "Saratoga Chip" name to Potato Chip, automated the manufacturing process and sold the product nationally.
Market forces saw the Saratoga Chip fall off the market for 90 years, until Danny Jameson, an IT specialist, and Paul Tator, a contractor, discussed the opportunities of re-booting the brand.
“We researched the original recipe and modeled ours after it. No one else in the world has what we have,” said Jameson.
The completely natural chips are made with Yukon Jack potatoes, cotton-seed oil and sea salt. The partners keep their other trade secrets under wraps.
Jameson and Tator devised the Saratoga Specialties Co., in January 2009 after seeing a replica of the original Moon Brand box at the Saratoga Springs History Museum.
“We said, this is home of the potato chip but no potato chip comes from here. That’s when the light bulb went on,” Tator said. Neither man was working at the time.
In June of 2009 they re-introduced the Moon Brand Original Saratoga Chips to the market in the original packaging from 1853.
In 2013 they announced a new look and added two more flavors. They have ambitious plans in the future.
Address: 195 Perry Road, Saratoga Springs NY, 12866
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Photos by: The Saratogian