Oh Happy Chip Day #1: Kettle Brand Sweet Onion Potato Chips

It is time to start a new category of Oh Happy Day posts.  We have the original, which is for beer… see latest here: Oh Happy Day #6 – Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale.  But I can’t mess with the flow there, so now that we are getting other stuff, I have to go with a variation… the ultimate Oh Happy Day will forever and always be when we get free beer, however beer related free stuff is definitely right up there.  So, we will have designated Oh Happy Days for each of the categories of free stuff we get… i.e. our most recent hook up is Kettle Sweet Onion Potato Chips.  So, the Oh Happy Day post for these is Oh Happy Chip Day #1: Kettle Brand Sweet Onion Potato Chips… make sense?  If not, I don’t care too much since it makes perfect sense to me!

So… now that we have that out of the way, here is the first email I received from Erica:

Hi Doug, my colleagues Sam and Laura who send you Widmer and Redhook news thought you might want to crunch some chips with your beer.  I work with Kettle Brand® Potato Chips and their newest flavor, Sweet Onion, is such a great beer chip we thought we’d offer to pass along a bag.


The chips pair best with less bitter beers like Widmer’s new Drifter Pale Ale or Full Sail Pale Ale, but they also go very well with cozy, darker beers like Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter or Redhook’s Blackhook Porter.


Let me know if you’d like to try a bag and I’ll put one in the mail! – Erica 

 There really wasn’t any thought that had to go into this… 🙂  Of course I said yes and true to her word, Erica has delivered.  Of course, the Oh Happy Day posts are meant as a way to say thanks to those that send us free stuff… we have to seperate that from the actual tasting or else there may be some conflict of interest, so you will have to read the official tasting on another post, but here you go.  The free just keeps rolling in… 🙂

**UPDATE**  Official tasting here: St Bernardus Abt 12


Official Press Release: 




SALEM, Ore. January 5, 2009 – New all natural Kettle Brand® Sweet Onion Potato

Chips score a flavor touchdown with a comforting taste of home cooking.

A perfect pairing of simmering onion and crunchy golden potato, Sweet Onion joins the

Kettle Brand® line of “Big Game” snacking favorites like smoky Backyard Barbeque™,

zesty Buffalo Bleu™ and fiery Death Valley Chipotle™.


“The flavor’s so cozy you’ll want to give the bag a hug,” said Carolyn Richards, Kettle

Foods chief flavor architect. “It’s the quintessential comfort food, with a toasty aroma and

balanced blend of sweet and savory flavors.”


As always, Kettle Brand® Potato Chips are made with only the finest potatoes and

delicious blends of all natural seasonings – no trans fats, no artificial colors or flavors

and no preservatives. Kettle Brand® also uses only non-GMO ingredients. Cooked in

small batches by hand in pure, healthy oils under the watchful eye of dedicated chip

cooks, every Kettle Brand® Potato Chip packs a hearty crunch and is a beautiful golden



Kettle Brand® Sweet Onion Potato Chips are available now in supermarkets and natural

food stores nationwide and online at http://www.buykettlechips.com in 2 oz., 5 oz. and 9 oz.

bags for $1.19 – $3.99.


Kettle Foods backs its natural promise with a commitment to sustainable business

practices. The best tasting chips are a product of coexisting in harmony with the

environment, which includes support for renewable energy, green building, habitat

restoration, recycling and chipping in to help the local community.


About Kettle Foods

Founded in 1978, Oregon-based Kettle Foods is a privately owned company committed

to producing great tasting, all-natural snacks with a caring commitment to its employees,

craft and community. In doing so, it leads the industry as the No. 1 natural potato chip

brand according to ACNielsen, with distribution throughout North America, Japan, Guam

and Western Europe. Its manufacturing sites in Salem, Ore., Beloit, Wis. and Norwich,

United Kingdom produce more than 20 flavors and four varieties of potato chip offerings,

nut butters and trail mixes. The facility in Beloit, Wisconsin opened in 2007 becoming the

first LEED® Gold certified food processing facility in the U.S. Visit http://www.kettlefoods.com

for more information.

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