Zapp’s potato chips are a product out of Gramercy, Louisiana. They market their chips around their Cajun heritage. Some of their other potato chip names use this theme such as Spicy Cajun Crawtator, Sour Cream and Creole Onion and Cajun Dill Gator-tators. Last year I had their limited edition Mardi Gras which were a mix of all their styles together. It was quite unique. Well I found this Jalapeno style locally here in Virginia and I thought to give them a shot to see if they were any good. I dragged in the official cartoonist of ILIS, Sean Boley along with me into this crunchy journey. You can see Sean’s latest work in the post below for our off-topic thread, the Fireside Chat.
Information about Zapp’s is below the video where you can go and purchase some of their Cajun chip line. Here is a little background for Zapp’s:
Since 1985 Zapp’s is the only kettle cooked chip with the Cajun crunch that packs all the flavor of Louisiana. It all started when Ron Zappe’s oil-field-equipment business was sliding downhill along with the rest of Louisiana’s oil-based economy. His wife, Anne, brought home a bag of kettle-fried potato chips.
One bite and he fell in love. Ron had never tasted chips as thick and crunchy. Ron got the idea that would later strike gold. His concept was to create his own brand of kettle-fried chips. He also thought that if this chip had a spicy kick, it would appeal to taste buds of Louisiana. A quick study, Ron learned the secrets of developing a sound chippery and began developing his own unique brand of spicy mixes like Zapp’s Cajun Craw-tators, along with more conventional chips.
Now, years later we are proud to have brought the flavors of Louisiana to so many people. Even with Ron Zappe’s recent untimely passing, we honor his legacy and tradition by being the most uncommon chippery that creates the best flavors and curiously unique products.
Zapp’s Potato Chips
P.O. Box 1533
Gramercy, LA 70052-1533
Phone: (800) 468-2447
Mail Order: 1-888-744-7889