Address: Scandza AS, Postboks 1542 Vika, 0117 Oslo, Norway
Website: www.sorlandschips.no, www.scandza.com
Sorlands Chips was the brainchild of Rune Iversen (co-owner and chairman), who lived in Canada during the 1980s and 90s. A friend Terje Marcussen, visited from Norway, and they both enjoyed Miss Vicky’s Chips together. Iversen knew Bill Kerr, the founder of Miss Vicky’s and a short while later, Sorlands Chips was born!
The current production facility is located in Song valley just west of Kristiansand in Vest-Agder. The potatoes come from farms in Southern and Eastern Norway or Denmark.
In 2005, the company merged with Swiss company Valora Holding AG. In 2008, the company was sold to a large US investment company. Sørlands Chips is now owned by Scandza as.
Sørlands Chips currently has a market share of around 20% of the Chips market in Norway.
Sorlands Chips Spansk Paprika Chips
There was a slight sweetness with a hint of what would be considered a mild paprika flavouring. However, as the most expensive chips I have found throughout Europe (Five Euro a bag), I expected a bit more. That should not, however, detract from what was a perfectly acceptable chip in what was a beautifully designed bag.