Schedule a presentation With The Chip Guy!
Featuring the “Toga Chip Guy,” local historian/collector who has appeared on NBC and been featured in newspaper articles.
He will discuss the origins and chronology including the mythology surrounding the invention and share presentation of his extensive collection of memorabilia and collectibles.
∞ Alternative Origins ∞
- Players, Facts, Mystery & Myths
∞ Saratoga Chips Collection ∞
- Geographic Expansion
- Tins, Bags & Machinery
- Company Slogans
- Anthropological Changes in Clothing etc.
- Delivery Transportation, Plants &
- Companies that Began by Selling Saratoga
- Non-Potato “Saratoga Chip” Products
- Inspiration for the Collection
- Travels & People I have Met
- Museums, Libraries, Historical Societies,
Manufacturers, Trade Associations &
A TRIP TO THE JONES’ & BALLREICH BROS. POTATO CHIP COMPANIES
Here are some photos of me on a trip to visit the folks at The Jones Potato Chip Company & The Ballreich Bros. Potato Chip Company. As a collector of Saratoga Chip and Potato Chip memorabilia, making trips to visit people and companies that helped start the industry is always fun and educational.
On this particular trip I was fortunate to not only meet various members of the Jones family, but was also able to see my friend Don Noss (Son of Harvey Noss and featured in the Building An Industry portion of my site)
Left - Donald Noss with Bob Jones (President of Jones’ Potato Chip Company) Right - Yours truly (Alan Richer, the Toga Chip Guy) with Bob Jones (President of Jones’ Potato Chip Company)
Myself (Alan Richer) in front of the Jones’ Potato Chip Company Plant, Mansfield, OH
Left - Brian Reis (President / CEO of Ballreich Bros. Potato Chip Company) with Elizabeth A. Wells (Snack Food Association) & Donald Noss Right - Brian Reis (President / CEO of Ballreich Bros. Potato Chip Company) with Elizabeth A. Wells (Snack Food Association) & yours truly, Alan Richer (The Toga Chip Guy)
The Toga Chip Guy with Maile Carpenter, Editor-in-Chief of
Food Network Magazine.