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:
KETTLE BRAND® DRAFTS SWEET ONION FOR POTATO CHIP
LINE UP, FLAVOR HITS STORES FOR GAME DAY SNACKING
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.