Food - Drink
The US State Known As The ‘Potato Chip Capital Of The World’
By KATHERINE BECK
Everyone loves a good potato chip, but in Pennsylvania, they take it to the next level. Although Pennsylvania is home to many chip brands, including Utz, one reason for their unofficial nickname as the "potato chip capital of the world" is due to their unique cooking process.
While potato chips made in the "potato chip capital" may come in a wide range of flavors, one of the most popular is what made Pennsylvania Dutch potato chips famous in the first place. Chips made in the southern region of Pennsylvania were famous for being fried in lard.
In addition to being flavorful, the potato chips also had that crunchy texture. Several companies still fry their potato chips in animal fat, including beloved chip brand Utz, which fries their Grandma Utz's Handcooked Potato Chips in pork fat.