Patatas Fritas Torres
Address: Calle Verneda del Congost, 4 - Pol. Ind. El Pedragar, 08160 Montmeló, Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 937 91 94 61
It all began with a small Potato Chips stand in Premià de Mar. The entrepreneurial spirit of Manuel Torres and his wife, Ángeles Medel, in 1969, has served them and their family well.
By 1985, the couple’s sons, Manuel and Juan had helped expand the business and relocate production to Premià de Dalt, while the stand was kept open.
In 1995, in order to deal with increasing demands, they moved to the current facilities in Dosrius.
In 1998, Patatas Fritas Torres was awarded the XXI International Food and Beverage trophy for Quality in Paris.
This boost to profile saw that by 2002, Torres products would be sold to supermarket chains as well as the existing food service suppliers. Within five years the company’s products were selling in Holland.
Recent times have seen a packaging re-design, and an update to the corporate image. The range has also expanded to include healthier Chips and other snack products.
Torres Black Truffle Premium Potato Chips
This variety has become quite popular in some parts of Europe. They tasted of truffle, which in turn tastes like earthy mushrooms. There was no creaminess. They were fairly accurately described but not very nice.
Torres Caviar Premium Potato Chips
This was the third Torres chip I have tried from what could only be described as a luxury chips range. There was a creamy backdrop to a fishy and salty chip. Caviar is not nearly as strong or defined as this chip variety, but the general essence was present.
Torres Sparkling Wine Premium Chips
I have no idea how they managed it and I don’t want to know, but these tasted of a generic white wine, but with some fizz. The underlying potato was evident, but this was a fun novelty variety that I hope stays.