What can you say about Utz that hasn’t already been said? They do everything right. Aesthetically perfect packaging, where bold colors signify different flavors, a homegrown operation based out of Lancaster, PA, and a great product put UTZ up there in the major leagues of chipdom. The BBQ and Sour Cream and Onion flavors are classics; eat them by the mouthful, light and crisp, flavoring does not overwhelm the potato flavor. These are for some the chips against which all others are judged. UTZ has in recent years branched out to a plethora of other chips: balls, pretzels, snack mixes, gourmet chips, but they recognize the importance of keeping above all their classics available to all. Grandma UTZ are their attempt at harkening back to their first chip; a thicker-sliced, hand-cooked in lard chip, that while I think is decent, is too bacon-y to eat more than a few, and doesn’t hold a candle to their unadorned, classic chip.

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