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Read My Interview From
The Daily Gazette
from November 9th, 2022.

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Read My November From
518 Profiles Magazine

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My latest Article in 518 Profiles Magazine: Elana Mark: The Ins and Outs of a Landscape Artist
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I received an email from Ron Schrotenboer (an external tax lawyer advisor who I previously worked with at GE) telling me that he saw me the other evening on an episode of the History Channel's The Food That Built America entitled "Peanut Butter Battle." Lo and behold I watched it on the History Channel on Demand and there I am. I had no idea. What's more, as far back as I can remember, I have been severely allergic to peanut butter, so it was even more of a surprise.

So in addition to multiple episodes about potato chips, I have now also appeared on episodes about both burgers and peanut butter.

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The Saratoga County History Center

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Saratoga County man
considered top
potato chip historian
Mark Mulholland WNYT
Updated: August 1, 2022 - 6:40 PM
Published: July 29, 2022 - 4:44 PM

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I have recently been featured in two
Times Union Articles
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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!

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Watch The History Channel's
The Food That Built America,
"When The Chips Are Down",
season 2, episode 3,
where I am prominently featured.

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Read my feature article in
The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.

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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.

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My recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.

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Article About Me In Saratoga Today Entitled
"Who: Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy"

April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.

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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!

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When it comes to savory snacks, there’s no denying the biggest product in the market is potato chips. Within this lucrative category, one crunchy contender continues to steal the spotlight.


These grease-free chips took nine years to develop, and about nine seconds for my family to devour.


Watch this girl get very excited about a giant potato chip! It’s something we can all relate to.

Potatoes are truly the "jack of all trades" of vegetables. There are so many different ways to enjoy a potato : you can bake them, fry them, mash them, turn them into delicious French fries, or turn them into a nurturing and comforting potato soup. With so many ways to eat this beloved vegetable, is it any wonder that many countries around the world have decided to honor our "spudtacular" friends with various potato museums ?

Considering the number of potato museums around, we have selected a few of our favorite locations. Belgium’s Frietmuseum is entirely dedicated to French fries, and is housed in a beautiful 1399 building. The Canadian Potato Museum is home to "the Potato Hall of Fame" and proudly displays a 14-foot high fiberglass potato in its entrance. Here in the United States, you might want to visit the Idaho Potato Museum in the city of Blackfoot, which houses the largest potato chip , measuring 25 inches.


Snacks have been a part of human life since… well, since humans first started eating food. However, mass-manufactured snacks have only been around for the last 150 years or so, and this includes everything from chips and pretzels to candy and chocolate.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Assembly Bill 2316 could soon ban six synthetic food dyes found in snacks like Hot Cheetos and Doritos from California public schools.


The Burts Spicy Barbecue potato chips are a limited-edition snack product making its way to the UK market this summer to satisfy cravings for crunchy snacks with a new twist.


If you’re like us, the snack aisle can be a pretty dangerous place. With so many options to choose from and new products launching what feels like every day, it’s getting more difficult to pick just one or two bags of chips, pretzels, and popcorn. So, we say, why choose? We’d like to try them all, please.