February 28, 2021

Great Lakes Buffalo Wing Potato Chips

Tastemaker
By Kristi Kates | May 20, 2017

Call it chip nirvana: Great Lakes Potato Co.’s Buffalo Wing Potato Chips — sliced thick with the skin left on, drenched in 100 percent non-GMO sunflower or canola oil, seasoned with Frank’s RedHot® Cayenne Pepper Sauce, and finished with sea salt — are a tangy-heat-lovin’, crunch-cravin’ snacker’s dream. The concoction comes courtesy of the family run company out on East Traverse Highway in Traverse City, whose small-batch tater and tortilla chips have gained fame all around Michigan and made their way to six states, including Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Pretty much any flavor you pick up is a winner — Great Lakes Potato Co.’s Original flavor potato chips, in fact, were named the No. 1 kettle chip by the Chicago Tribune. That might be because the ambitious little outfit invests itself in oodles of homegrown effort: Every chip is cut from a Michigan-grown potato, inspected by hand, and when flavored, peppered with Michigan-made spices. Find Great Lakes Potato Co.’s Buffalo Wing Potato Chips at a wide range of local northern Michigan grocers and shops, as well as online at greatlakespotatochips.com. — Kristi Kates

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