Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why do you use Idaho® potatoes for your chips?
Simply put, Idaho® potatoes are the best tasting potatoes in the world. And we believe that the best potatoes make the best chips. But we'll let you decide. Just be assured that every single chip you buy is made from 100% Non-GMO certified Idaho® russet potatoes.
2. Are the potatoes Non-GMO?
Yes! We only use non-GMO Idaho® potatoes to make our chips.
3. What kind of oil do you use?
We only use a Non-GMO expeller-pressed, high-oleic sunflower oil grown and pressed from the colorful sunflower fields of Colorado. Expeller-pressed means the oil is mechanically squeezed to extract the oil, rather than chemically extracted, which is common among oils. High-oleic means our sunflower oil is high in oleic acid (over 80%!), or monounsaturated fats, which are known to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol (good).
4. What kind of salt do you use?
There is a huge difference in the quality of salts available on the market today. Most salts contain anti-caking agents or other additives, and also strip the salt from its natural trace minerals. Our Rocky Mountain Salt on the other hand is unrefined and full of natural minerals, not to mention bursting with flavor. This salt is found in an ancient salt deposit in South Central Utah, and blends perfectly with the Idaho® russet potato.
4. Do your chips contain artificial colors, flavorings, or preservatives?
Nope, and they never will.
5. I've never heard of an Idaho® potato chip. What do they taste and look like?
You'll immediately taste the difference between our chips and the generic chips you find at your local grocer. Our chips are rich in potato flavor and appear darker in color due to the higher level of starch in russet potatoes. Our chips are kettle cooked by hand in our small manufacturing facility here in Idaho, so you know you are getting the highest quality chips available on the market.
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6. Why are your chips brown or darker looking than chips I have seen before?
We only use Idaho® russet potatoes, because of their high quality and deep potato flavor. When you cook russet potatoes in oil, they naturally darken (like most foods) due to the slightly higher level of starch in the russet potato.
7. What is the shelf life of your potato chips?
16 Weeks. Our chips are hand prepared and contain no preservatives. We guarantee they won't be in the pantry for very long!
8. What flavors do you have?
We currently have three flavors: Rocky Mountain Salt, Backcountry Barbeque, and Rock Salt & Vinegar. Do you have another flavor you'd like to see? Contact Us!
9. Are your chips gluten-free?
Yes. Our chips are naturally gluten-free and produced in a gluten-free and nut-free facility in Idaho.
10. Are your chips free of nuts?
Yes. Our chips contain NONE of the 8 most common allergies including milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. You're welcome :)
11. Where can I buy these chips?
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