Cool Stuff Being Made: How Potato Chips Are Made

By March 3, 2007Cool Stuff Being Made

potatoe.jpg“Central Pennsylvania is considered by many to be the snack food capital of the world,” say the folks at Martin’s Potato Chips in Thomasville, Pa., and judging by this video — courtesy of our friends at the Pennsylvania Cable Network — they’ve got the spuds to prove it.

This 24-minute documentary shows the making of a potato chip from the raw potatoes’ delivery at the plant to the packaged chips’ placement grocery store shelves. Martin’s process captures the complexity and attention to detail inherent in food processing in America today.

And what’s this? Martin’s Potato Chips have flown on Air Force One? That’s a trivia fact to be proud of.

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