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Charles Chips?  Back in the early 70's when I was a little girl a big brown delivery truck would stop at our house and deliver those big cans of Charles Chips.  We got the regular and BBQ flavors.  Man they were delicious!

YUP! The Voss Randalls carried them in brown bags for a little while. Love those things.

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Charles Chips?  Back in the early 70's when I was a little girl a big brown delivery truck would stop at our house and deliver those big cans of Charles Chips.  We got the regular and BBQ flavors.  Man they were delicious!

You are reading my mind. I just mentioned those on another thread. I remember them coming in big cans and being delivered.

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I remember the TV commercials, but don't remember ever eating the product.

I think they're from Massachusetts.

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I remember the TV commercials, but don't remember ever eating the product.

I think they're from Massachusetts.

As far as potato chips in a can are concerned, I prefer Pringle's over Lay's because the latter are thicker and harder. I've never tried Charles' Chips, but I've seen them around for many years.

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Is Charles Chips still around? I remember seeing them delivered as a kid, but can't say I've ever had them, since my parents were cruel and did not believe in potato chip delivery.

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Is Charles Chips still around?  I remember seeing them delivered as a kid, but can't say I've ever had them, since my parents were cruel and did not believe in potato chip delivery.

Your parents were "cruel"? Please explain.

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Question - Were they Charles Chips, or Charlies Chips - Tan can, brown writing - leave the money on the can when they delivered the next batch

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Does anyone remember Dentler's potato chips?

If you folks haven't tried Kettle Chips brand, do yourself a big favor, pick up a bag of salt and pepper variety. You will thank me later. ^_^

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Does anyone remember Dentler's potato chips?

I remember Dentler's.

I remember my sisters and I pulling them out of our lunch bags as we walked to school.

I remember us throwing them in the ditch.

I remember they were just about the crappiest, greaseist potato chips ever.

I remember my mom replacing them with Fritos and/or Lays once she discovered we were tossing the crap.

I remember being happy after that. :D

B)

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Dentler's was the perferred chip at our house when we were growing up. I remember the big cans that were two shades of green stripes going around the can. I think Lay's original chips are as close to Denter's you can get today. :rolleyes:

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I remember Dentler's.

I remember my sisters and I pulling them out of our lunch bags as we walked to school.

I remember us throwing them in the ditch.

I remember they were just about the crappiest, greaseist potato chips ever.

I remember my mom replacing them with Fritos and/or Lays once she discovered we were tossing the crap.

I remember being happy after that. :D

B)

I remember my mom buying Dentler's potato chips when I was a kid. Alongside the bag of Dentler's, I also remember her buying DUZ laundry detergent that came with a drinking glass in the box. She would also buy another detergent called BREEZE which came with a wash cloth (small box), dish towel (medium box), or a bath towel (large box).

Does anyone else out there remember one or both of those detergents?

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Duz sounds vaguely familiar..some three-lettered soap brand

Speaking of gifts in products.

Does anyone remember Crystal Wedding Oats (i think that was it)?

they had plastic cups buried in each box of oatmeal.

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DUZ does everything! How about Dreft, Lux, Oxydol, Rinso Blue and Rinso White? And

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Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing?

I also remember our first washing machine, with the hand-cranked ringers.

I don't remember Breeze, but I know Mother did buy a dish detergent a couple of times that had dish towels in the box.

Premiums used to be a big deal. I still have some of the chili bowls and Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat drinking glasses I collected for filling up my car at the Humble/Enco/Esso station on San Jacinto at Duval when I was working my way thru UT. Heckuva lot better than just a fake tiger tail to tie onto your gas cap.

Anybody remember Queen-sized cigarettes? "Chesterfield Queens, the length you've been looking for in the taste you've learned to love." I think the term 'queens' was dropped for '100s' after a short time.

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DUZ does everything! How about Dreft, Lux, Oxydol, Rinso Blue and Rinso White? And

maface.gif

Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing?

I also remember our first washing machine, with the hand-cranked ringers.

I don't remember Breeze, but I know Mother did buy a dish detergent a couple of times that had dish towels in the box.

Premiums used to be a big deal. I still have some of the chili bowls and Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat drinking glasses I collected for filling up my car at the Humble/Enco/Esso station on San Jacinto at Duval when I was working my way thru UT. Heckuva lot better than just a fake tiger tail to tie onto your gas cap.

Anybody remember Queen-sized cigarettes? "Chesterfield Queens, the length you've been looking for in the taste you've learned to love." I think the term 'queens' was dropped for '100s' after a short time.

YIKES! I use Mrs. Stewert's bluing! You can still get it at Randalls and Kroger. Am I the only one that uses it????? :o

B)

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Damn it.. everytime I see this thread topic I think you guys are talking about the greatest show of all time: CHiP's!

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YIKES! I use Mrs. Stewert's bluing! You can still get it at Randalls and Kroger. Am I the only one that uses it????? :o

B)

I couldn't even remember the name and was amazed when Dogpile pulled it up to find it's still being made. I've never used it personally.

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Charles Chips? Back in the early 70's when I was a little girl a big brown delivery truck would stop at our house and deliver those big cans of Charles Chips. We got the regular and BBQ flavors. Man they were delicious!

When I lived in Houston, a brand of potato chips called Morton's was popular. I remember they made something called "Chip-O's".

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When I lived in Houston, a brand of potato chips called Morton's was popular. I remember they made something called "Chip-O's".

I remember Dentler's. They were in the brown and red bag. I would always find green or burnt potato chips in each bag. I thought that was normal back then. Poor little kid.

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I remember Dentler's. They were in the brown and red bag. I would always find green or burnt potato chips in each bag. I thought that was normal back then. Poor little kid.

Yep, the green one's were okay, but the burnt ones sucked.............in my brain anyway! I had forgotten about Dentlers. Charlie chips were good too - and delivered!

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Sheesh, I feel like a kid again! We actually knew the Dentler family and I recall a soiree at someone's home with Mr. & Mrs. Dentler as guests and I was very disappointed they didn't bring free potato chips for us. However, I will confirm they were awfully greasy and the everpresent green ones frightened me.

Duz and Breeze, you bet. And there was always some kid's goodie in every box of cereal. It was a really sad day when you bought products and that's all you got. Our washing machine was in the garage and my lazy mother made me do all the churning of the wringer. Hey, those things were stiff and tough to turn with tiny arms and no muscle. We also had a metal tub and wood and metal scrub board for "hand washing."

Here is one y'all haven't mentioned - do-it-yourself dry cleaning at home. I shudder still at how noxious it was. You'd get a big can of Naptha, vilest smell in the world and dip your woolens in it in the back yard, then hang them to "air." The smell never really dissipated, however, gag.

Can you top this Mrs. Stewart's Bluing story? Of course, we used it on all our "whites" in the 40s and 50s, standard fare. However, in 1983, the year my first husband died, my 15 year old daughter and I were living at our farm in Leon County, out of Leona. She was raising chickens for the county fair. Her 4H advisor told us to wash the 4 representative white chickens in our bathtub and then do a round of bluing on them the night before the competition. I about fell over. I remember saying to him, "Ack, they still make Mrs. Stewart's?" Yes and we bought some and did it - no, overdid it!

The next day, proudly displayed were the only BLUE chickens at the fair. No prizes for her and she had a helluva time even getting them sold, which was the point. Finally made a deal, assuring the wealthy couple in question that these were the only blue ones out of 50 and happily came home with a check for $125. The catch? I had to kill, clean, pluck them all, half and place in Zip-Loc bags for their big BBQ Bash. You do the math. And I have never used bluing again for any purpose!

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Sheesh, I feel like a kid again! We actually knew the Dentler family and I recall a soiree at someone's home with Mr. & Mrs. Dentler as guests and I was very disappointed they didn't bring free potato chips for us. However, I will confirm they were awfully greasy and the everpresent green ones frightened me.

Duz and Breeze, you bet. And there was always some kid's goodie in every box of cereal. It was a really sad day when you bought products and that's all you got. Our washing machine was in the garage and my lazy mother made me do all the churning of the wringer. Hey, those things were stiff and tough to turn with tiny arms and no muscle. We also had a metal tub and wood and metal scrub board for "hand washing."

Here is one y'all haven't mentioned - do-it-yourself dry cleaning at home. I shudder still at how noxious it was. You'd get a big can of Naptha, vilest smell in the world and dip your woolens in it in the back yard, then hang them to "air." The smell never really dissipated, however, gag.

Can you top this Mrs. Stewart's Bluing story? Of course, we used it on all our "whites" in the 40s and 50s, standard fare. However, in 1983, the year my first husband died, my 15 year old daughter and I were living at our farm in Leon County, out of Leona. She was raising chickens for the county fair. Her 4H advisor told us to wash the 4 representative white chickens in our bathtub and then do a round of bluing on them the night before the competition. I about fell over. I remember saying to him, "Ack, they still make Mrs. Stewart's?" Yes and we bought some and did it - no, overdid it!

The next day, proudly displayed were the only BLUE chickens at the fair. No prizes for her and she had a helluva time even getting them sold, which was the point. Finally made a deal, assuring the wealthy couple in question that these were the only blue ones out of 50 and happily came home with a check for $125. The catch? I had to kill, clean, pluck them all, half and place in Zip-Loc bags for their big BBQ Bash. You do the math. And I have never used bluing again for any purpose!

That's a wonderful story about those blue chickens!

Speaking of scrub boards, new metal ones are still available. However, the old, beat-up ones are often sold as antiques or "country collectibles". Even more collectible are the scrub boards made during WWII with glass replacing the metal!

I remember dry-cleaning my father's silk neckties in naphtha at home in the back yard. When they were dry, I had to press them with a tapered cardboard insert inside and a pressing cloth on top so they wouldn't get scorched. He could have sent them to the cleaners with his suits but claimed they charged too much and didn't get the grease spots out.

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DUZ does everything! How about Dreft, Lux, Oxydol, Rinso Blue and Rinso White? And

maface.gif

Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing?

I also remember our first washing machine, with the hand-cranked ringers.

I don't remember Breeze, but I know Mother did buy a dish detergent a couple of times that had dish towels in the box.

Premiums used to be a big deal. I still have some of the chili bowls and Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat drinking glasses I collected for filling up my car at the Humble/Enco/Esso station on San Jacinto at Duval when I was working my way thru UT. Heckuva lot better than just a fake tiger tail to tie onto your gas cap.

Anybody remember Queen-sized cigarettes? "Chesterfield Queens, the length you've been looking for in the taste you've learned to love." I think the term 'queens' was dropped for '100s' after a short time.

You mentioned Humble/Enco/Esso. When I was a kid I remember Enco/Humble stations being over here in Texas. But when we would drive over to Louisiana, they were Esso/Humble. Now I've found out why, but maybe someone out there can try to help me understand the wording of this sentence from Wikipedia:

"[standard Oil Company] was restricted from using ESSO in the U.S.A. except in those states awarded to it in the 1911 Standard Oil antitrust settlement."

Now help me out: what does awarded to it mean? "Awarded" to "what"? What is "it"?

The stations in the other states were called ENCO (for ENergy COmpany) or HUMBLE. The other Standard Oil spinoff station protested against using ESSO because it was pronounce S-O, which they thought sounded too close to Standard Oil.

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You mentioned Humble/Enco/Esso. When I was a kid I remember Enco/Humble stations being over here in Texas. But when we would drive over to Louisiana, they were Esso/Humble. Now I've found out why, but maybe someone out there can try to help me understand the wording of this sentence from Wikipedia:

"[standard Oil Company] was restricted from using ESSO in the U.S.A. except in those states awarded to it in the 1911 Standard Oil antitrust settlement."

Now help me out: what does awarded to it mean? "Awarded" to "what"? What is "it"?

"It" refers to Standard Oil Company. "States awarded to it" refers to the breakup of Standard Oil by the US Supreme Court; as part of the settlement, the surviving companies had restrictions placed on the use of the various brand names (such as Esso and Enco) that depended on which states they operated in.

Esso

Standard Oil

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I truly thought Kettle Chips were the "end all, be all" of chips. But I recently discovered Cape Cod Brand's new Sharp Cheddar and Sour Cream flavor. ! AYE CARAMBA ! I think they have black tar heroin mixed in them or something because they are most addictive !

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"It" refers to Standard Oil Company. "States awarded to it" refers to the breakup of Standard Oil by the US Supreme Court; as part of the settlement, the surviving companies had restrictions placed on the use of the various brand names (such as Esso and Enco) that depended on which states they operated in.

Esso

Standard Oil

Thanks. Wikipedia has more than I thought. On TexasFreeway.Com, it has some photos of State Highway 225 going west from the Shell Refinery to where it ends near IH-610. One of the photos looking west shows some refinery oil tanks. They are now just plain white, but I remember them as a little kid as Sinclair with the big green dinosaur logo. Sinclair later changed its name to ARCO. I don't know what happened to it, if it was merged with another company or what.

Oh, I almost forgot that the subject of this topic is potato chips. Well, from back at that time that I'm referring to, I remember Morton's Potato Chips. They made a corn chip called Chip-Os. I haven't seen or heard anything about Morton's in years. They were salty but good.

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I truly thought Kettle Chips were the "end all, be all" of chips. But I recently discovered Cape Cod Brand's new Sharp Cheddar and Sour Cream flavor. ! AYE CARAMBA ! I think they have black tar heroin mixed in them or something because they are most addictive !

You need to try the Spicy Thai . . . those are the best ones Kettle makes.

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You need to try the Spicy Thai . . . those are the best ones Kettle makes.

Pringles is all that I now get. They are all stacked neatly in a can that you can pop the lid on and off. And they are coming out with so many different flavors it's hard to keep up.

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I remember Chip O's Corn Chips by Morton Foods. I lived in Lubbock, TX and there was the Mortons Potato chip Co. right there in Lubbock. Those Chips were really good, but they smelled like the kid who peed in the bed and came and sat next to the heater at school the next morning. Don't mean to be gross or graphic.

Bluzman

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I remember Chip O's Corn Chips by Morton Foods. I lived in Lubbock, TX and there was the Mortons Potato chip Co. right there in Lubbock. Those Chips were really good, but they smelled like the kid who peed in the bed and came and sat next to the heater at school the next morning. Don't mean to be gross or graphic.

Bluzman

Talk about a delay in laughter! That was hilarious. I nearly had to myself.

Your "chips" makes me think of how kids used to always be chewing on sunflower seeds. They were very popular in mid 70's at least from my memory in Jr High. It was kind of a drag to put your books under the desk and there is a whole mound of old sunflower seed shells. Thats kind of gross too. Now I feel like buying some just thinking about it. :D

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A neat little story I picked up at the Kroger's store the other day. Potato Chips were made by accident but on purpose at the same time. Apparently a chef in New York was put off by a customer who had told him that his potatos were not cooked enough and sent them back to the chef. The chef in turn decided to cut some potatoes extra thin then tried to burn them up and doused them with salt and pepper and sent the potatos back out to the customer. The customer absolutely LOVED them, and asked for more, and a new menu item was born. At least that is what the little video said.

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A neat little story I picked up at the Kroger's store the other day. Potato Chips were made by accident but on purpose at the same time. Apparently a chef in New York was put off by a customer who had told him that his potatos were not cooked enough and sent them back to the chef. The chef in turn decided to cut some potatoes extra thin then tried to burn them up and doused them with salt and pepper and sent the potatos back out to the customer. The customer absolutely LOVED them, and asked for more, and a new menu item was born. At least that is what the little video said.

Sounds familiar, like I saw it on the Food channel or something. So maybe it's true.

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Yeah, I remember Charles Chips, and the big dark trucks that used to deliver them (if I remember correctly, they looked a bit like the UPS trucks). Seems silly these days; the idea of delivering cans of potato chips to people's homes. I think I remember seeing the familiar bags once again showing up in grocery stores (like Kroger), a few years ago. Haven't seen them recently though...

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Yeah, I remember Charles Chips, and the big dark trucks that used to deliver them (if I remember correctly, they looked a bit like the UPS trucks). Seems silly these days; the idea of delivering cans of potato chips to people's homes. I think I remember seeing the familiar bags once again showing up in grocery stores (like Kroger), a few years ago. Haven't seen them recently though...

I believe that Cracker Barell still sells Charles Chips in the original tin. I've been in there a few times and they always have a tin on the back wall. Maybe it's just for looks but I swear you can buy it.

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I truly thought Kettle Chips were the "end all, be all" of chips. But I recently discovered Cape Cod Brand's new Sharp Cheddar and Sour Cream flavor. ! AYE CARAMBA ! I think they have black tar heroin mixed in them or something because they are most addictive !

OH MY GOSH you ain't every lyin' :lol:

They are my one "luxury" item I allow myself to get. I personally love the Salt & Vinegar the most but the Cheddar & Sour Cream are a close second.

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OH MY GOSH you ain't every lyin' :lol:

They are my one "luxury" item I allow myself to get. I personally love the Salt & Vinegar the most but the Cheddar & Sour Cream are a close second.

When the US gets the ketchup-flavored chips they have in Canada and Mexico, then I'll be happy.

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When the US gets the ketchup-flavored chips they have in Canada and Mexico, then I'll be happy.

:blush:

My Canadian friends are missing the Philadelphia Cream Cheese - Dill Dip...couldn't understand (at first) why we drink so much Iced Tea (nice alternative to water) & Light Beer...now they know, 100 degree weather. :P They say that Molson Canadian Beer here is different than at home.

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My Canadian friends are missing the Philadelphia Cream Cheese - Dill Dip...couldn't understand (at first) why we drink so much Iced Tea (nice alternative to water) & Light Beer...now they know, 100 degree weather. :P They say that Molson Canadian Beer here is different than at home.

I wonder if the beer is brewed in a different location? I remember being very excited when we first got Coors up in Canada, then much to my dismay, I read the label and found that it was made in Toronto. No Rocky Mountain spring water there.

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My Canadian friends are missing the Philadelphia Cream Cheese - Dill Dip...couldn't understand (at first) why we drink so much Iced Tea (nice alternative to water) & Light Beer...now they know, 100 degree weather. :P They say that Molson Canadian Beer here is different than at home.

Charles Chip tin's were the best! I remember using the tins for everything growing up.

Side note - Molsen beer is very different here in the US. I used to date a girl from Alaska and we would get it from over the border and it is a ton better.

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Charles Chip tin's were the best! I remember using the tins for everything growing up.

Side note - Molsen beer is very different here in the US. I used to date a girl from Alaska and we would get it from over the border and it is a ton better.

Some of the Canadians say it has to do with alcohol content. Probably a lot of reasons.

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Charles Chip tin's were the best! I remember using the tins for everything growing up.

Side note - Molsen beer is very different here in the US. I used to date a girl from Alaska and we would get it from over the border and it is a ton better.

Even though they may have the same brand, I think that often beer recipes differ by country.

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