Zapp's Potato Chips
Zapp’s Potato Chips, founded by Ron Zappe in 1985, is in the Cajun bayou country town of Gramercy, Louisiana. Since 1985, Zapp's made it their goal to make the best tasting potato chip there is. And like most small companies, they have humble beginnings. Today, state-of-the-art equipment means they can make them efficiently, too!
Zapp's chips are kettle cooked - a very expensive method that has always been recognized for producing the best tasting potato chips. Slow cooked, a batch at a time in their peanut oil blend, the result is a thick, crunchy chip that cannot be replicated by the mass produced process of the big potato chips companies. In order to achieve this old fashioned process, Zapp’s builds its own fryers, unique in the snack food industry. The old-fashioned kettle fryers and state of the art packaging equipment makes Zapp’s one of the leaders in the kettle chip industry.
“The best reason for quality today is a job tomorrow” is a company motto. When Zapp’s started their chips were sold within a 300-mile radius of the New Orleans area. But like good news, word of great taste spreads fast, and today they ship potato chips all over the United States and export to the Far East and the Caribbean.
As their reputation grew, so did interest in their chips and snacks. They have been featured on Oprah, Emeril Live, and in numerous magazines and newspaper articles. Hardly surprising when you consider some of the chip brands; Spicy Cajun Crawtators, Cajun Dill Gator Tators, and Voodoo. Yes, Voodoo Chips.
Ron Zappe died 2010 at the age of 67. Shortly afterwards, it was announced that the company would be sold to Utz.
Zapp's Potato Chips
Address: PO Box 1533, Gramercy, LA 70052-1533
Toll Free: 1-800-HOTCHIP
In 2017, Utz removed the Zapp's website for an update. At that stage they were making plans for their brands and although Zapps were still available to purchase, they did not have a full range of varieties. We will keep you posted with any further news when we receive it