I alluded to this in my last post. Z and I did a tour yesterday of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory. If you haven’t had these potato chips (they say their distribution is national…it’s not research I have actually done) you really are missing out. They are reminiscent of chips of old. They are thick, crunchy with those delicious bubbly bits you don’t find in mainstream chips. They come in all your standard flavors plus some seasonal bonuses (right now it’s asiago and Italian herbs and sweet and spicy jalapeno).
Z, B and I embarked on our trip yesterday, on the coldest day to date. The factory is located in Hyannis, MA, behind a large shopping center in a fairly out of the way space.
We talked all about our favorite chips on the way up there and speculated how we thought chips were made (it seems fairly self explanatory).
We were actually, right. The tour is self guided and it’s pretty underwhelming. If you don’t live in the immediate area, it’s not really a tour I would recommend you go out of the way to. The basics are 1) no strollers 2) no photography 3) it’s a long hallway filled with dated posters that aren’t very accessible for a 4 year old 4) the windows displaying the steps are high, again, not very suitable for a 4 year old 5) only 2 steps (or windows) had things happening when we showed up at 1pm. Not only was Z super disappointed, but then, we didn’t get free chips. WHAT?
Yup, at the end of the long hallway, was a gift shop, where they sold the chips for the same price your could get them at the grocery store. The only bonus seemed to be that you could buy the seasonal flavors. Which of course, we bought.
Underwhelming food tour. But great chip.
Try it yourselves, I’d love to hear someone else’s feedback!
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
100 Breed’s Run Drive