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Read My Interview From
The Daily Gazette
from November 9th, 2022.
Read My November From
518 Profiles Magazine
Please watch all of my videos from
The Saratoga County History Center
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Saratoga County man
potato chip historian
Mark Mulholland WNYT
Updated: August 1, 2022 - 6:40 PM
Published: July 29, 2022 - 4:44 PM
Please click below to watch my latest interview!
I have recently been featured in two
Times Union Articles
Please read them by clicking the links below!
Article 1 - Vanderbilt helped invent the chip in Saratoga?
Likely a salty myth
Article 2 - Toga Chip Guy makes a second showing on History Channel
Article from Saratoga Today
Featuring, your's truly, The Toga Chip Guy!
Watch The History Channel's
The Food That Built America,
"When The Chips Are Down",
season 2, episode 3,
where I am prominently featured.
Read my feature article in
The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.
History Channel Podcast
After appearing in several episodes of
The History Channel's Series
"The Food That Built America",
I have now been prominently featured
in an associated podcast.
Please visit The ACast Site to listen!
My recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.
Article About Me In Saratoga Today Entitled
"Who: Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy"
April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.
Click here to read!
The History Channel's
"The FoodThat Built America"
that aired on
National Potato Chip Day, March 14.
Featuring the history of Herman Lay
and then rival Fritos!
Click here to watch
Welcome to the TOGACHIPGUY.COM home page!
Where we are dedicated to researching and publishing the history of the
Saratoga Springs is rich in history, known for it's horse racing heritage, bottled water and bath houses in the late 1800's and early 1900's. What people fail to realize is that none of these claims to fame are original to Saratoga. Yes the town made a name for and improved all of them, but the only true Saratoga original is the Saratoga Chip!
Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy, has made the history of the Saratoga Chip his passion. He has dedicated a large portion of his post GE career toward the history of the potato chip and where it originated!
Alan is available to share his wealth of chip information via talks and presentations. His program makes a great addition to any convention or event your group is holding in Saratoga (there are over 120 hosted in town each year) and will also travel to speak and educate your group, association or organization on the history.