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Noah’s Potato Chips – Alexandria, Louisiana

05 Jul

Noah's Potato Chips were produced in this building on Lee Street in Alexandria, Louisiana and were unlike any potato chip I had tasted before or after.

Noah’s Potato Chips were unlike any potato chip I have ever tasted. They seemed to be thinner and greasier than most potato chips today. Noah’s potato chips were not only sold in bags but were sold in cans and are the only chips I recall being sold in a can. The Lee Street location in Alexandria is the only place I remember them being produced.

Noah Bohrer founded the Noah Potato Chips company in the 1940’s. As far as I know the company no longer exists. I can only recall the

This article tells about his the death of Noah Bohrer at the age of 93 and how he got started in the potato chip business:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/saintpo798/2099462128/



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Posted by on July 5, 2010 in Food, Nostalgia, Uncategorized

 

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8 responses to “Noah’s Potato Chips – Alexandria, Louisiana

  1. Ron Sayles

    July 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    My favorite chip brand was Dutch’s. I am not sure if that was a national brand or just a local brand, but they were good.

     
  2. Andrew Godfrey

    July 6, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    I found Old Dutch potato chips online. Also found Dutch Crunch potato chips. Not sure if either is the one you are referring to.

     
  3. Ron Sayles

    July 8, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Indeed, you are right. My failing memory, well, failed me. It was Old Dutch. They are the best chips that I have ever eaten, but I never had Noah’s so I will reserve judgment.

     
  4. Andrew Godfrey

    July 8, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    Noah’s may have branched out to some other southern states but don’t think it ever sold nationwide.

     
  5. shelley

    August 4, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    yes andrew, i remember noah’s potato chips well. they helped make my cute little body, the nice round body i have today. u are so right of how greasy. u sure did not lay them on yout lap or on a book u were reading. grease would be left.

     
    • Andrew Godfrey

      August 5, 2010 at 5:27 AM

      I still haven’t found another potato chip like Noah’s. Like you wrote they were very greasy. The best thing about them was that they were made locally and not shipped in from another city.

       
  6. Nikki

    September 8, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    I have one of the cardboard canisters that the Noah’s chips came in. It still has the lid and original price tag which was .99 cents. It was purchased in 1972 for my mother’s bridal shower. It is white with red and navy. Very cute. I never knew where this brand originated. Glad to finally know.

     
    • Andrew Godfrey

      September 9, 2012 at 8:11 AM

      Thanks for reminding me of the cardboard containers for Noah’s Potato Chips. Sounds like a collector’s item to me. I grew up about 5 miles from Noah’s Potato Chips factory and know some people that worked there. Noah’s Potato Chips had a unique taste, that hasn’t been duplicated as far as I know.

       

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