Head To Cape Cod To Crunch On Potato Chips Made In Town
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Why settle for sitting at home on your couch eating chips when you could be out seeing where they come from? We'll spoil the ending of the Cape Cod Chips' factory tour and say that yes, it does end in a free bag of golden salty deliciousnessbut consider making this a detour on your obligatory fall foliage tour.
The Cape Cod company was founded in the '80s with an eye to creating a healthier potato chip (Ed. note: hah!) by cooking in a shallow vat of oil instead of a giant tub like the big guys used. You can still see this process, producing what we call kettle chips, at the company's Hyannis factory, where it all began with a storefront for tourists and a guy who had taken a potato-chip-making class.
Self-guided tours of Cape Cod are available Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM, where you can watch some of the company's 150,000 daily bags of chips get stuffed and shipped. In case your freebie bag isn't enough, you can also purchase cases of chips (but not bigger pants for when you're finished).
· Factory Hours of Operation [CapeCodChips.com]
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