We’re Jim and Laura Hofman, and we travel around the Midwest quite frequently.  Not long ago on a visit to Detroit, we discovered a beloved brand of potato chips called Better Made …

DarkPotatoChips.comWell, we’re always on the lookout for local products made by small businesses, and after doing some research on Better Made, we found out they’ve been Made in Detroit for over 80 years …

We paid a visit to their factory location and outlet store just off of Interstate 94 on Gratiot Avenue.  While there we picked up a bag of their “Rainbow Chips”, which we were told were “dark chips made from special potatoes.”

And that’s how it started … we were hooked!  We began researching all the potato chip manufacturers we could find to see if they made a version of these special dark chips.  We found one a bit closer to our home than Michigan … Mrs. Fishers of Rockford, IL.  So, we paid them a visit too …

Dark potato chips are made from potatoes with a slightly higher sugar content.  The sugar “caramelizes” and the chips turn a darker color as compared to regular potato chips.  The flavor is that of a “well done” chip, even though they’re really not cooked any longer than regular chips.

But if you like french fries crispy or on the well done side, you’ll love dark potato chips!

Not a lot of people seem to know about dark potato chips or dark pretzels because, frankly, they’re not made by a whole lot of companies.  There are only a handful, all of which you’ll find here on DarkPotatoChips.com .  And if there are any we’ve missed, we’d love to hear about them … get in touch with us via our Contact page …

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy discovering all the dark potato chips, dark pretzels, and other “well done” snacks Made in America … take it from us, they’re really good!

Sincerely,

Jim and Laura Hofman, Owners

DarkPotatoChips.com