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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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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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Shohei's secret snack? We found it.

Shohei Ohtani does so many amazing things on the baseball field that it can be easy to forget that he has regular human concerns like you and me. Sometimes he gets hungry. Sometimes, he just wants a bag of Funyuns.



Tortilla chips bring consumers together for enjoyment and relaxation.


Potato Facts

Acres of U.S. farmland used for potato growing in 2020
1 million

Rough percentage of annual U.S. potato crop used for french fries, tots, chips, and other processed foods


What unusual uses do people put a Pringles can to?

on May 14, 2023
Published in Daily Trivia

Because of the metallic interior and long, tubular shape, Pringles cans have been used to make Wi-Fi network antennas, known as cantennas. Some fans of the chip brand collect the empty holders, which are colorful, uniform, and useful for storing small items such as paintbrushes. It is possible to throw the plastic lid on a Pringles can in a similar fashion to a flying disc. When released with the correct technique, they are surprisingly stable in flight, and can travel upwards of 50 feet