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October 22nd, 2005

Old Salty’s Potato Chips

Along the lines of Yankee Doodle Dandy, another place I barely remember from my childhood is Old Salty’s Potato Chips.

It was a potato chip shop where you could go and buy freshly-made potato chips. All I can recall is that it was in a strip mall probably in the south Chicago suburbs, and you could buy ’em by the bucket – with the bucket being a plastic, yellow-and-blue bucket.

Please tell me this is a real memory and someone else can back me up on this.

Posted in Childhood Memories

Wendy January 17, 2007, 5:54 pm

There are two potato chip manufacturers in Rockford, IL. One of them is called Old Salty and they are delicious. Its a small company and I have no idea if they migrated here from the south side. There is also Mrs. Fishers Chips, where you can go in and buy chips buy the bucket. Both are outstanding in flavor.

Joe May 13, 2007, 7:47 pm

Old Salty’s does have a mfg. company in near by Rockford Illinois.I now live on west coast & enjoy Old Salty’s or Mrs.Fishers chips both out of Rockford. Anymore info? please reply

Joe May 13, 2007, 7:48 pm

Wendy pretty much echoed my info,didn’t see it!

Mike September 6, 2007, 3:45 am – The best potato chips, ever! Mrs. Fisher’s just don’t come close, too greasy. Ole Salty’s is a Rockford original, started in 1980 when the original owner was laid off from his manufacturing job.

Eric March 21, 2008, 8:40 pm

Whoever wrote above this comment is insane. Mr. Fishers beats Ole Salty’s not only in flavor, but in sales. Can Ole Salty’s say that people across the UNIVERSE order these chips? I don’t think so.
Also, Mrs Fishers has been around since the early 1930’s. Yeah, they are pretty much a Rockford staple.
OP, gets you head on straight. You are wrong. Please go back and try Mrs. Fishers again. kthx.

Cale E. May 9, 2011, 2:38 pm

I remember growing up, around 1980, Ole Salty’s was located 1/2 block away from my house, on Charles and Prospect streets, in Rockford. They sold the chips in brown paper grocery bags. And Ole Salty’s are indeed better than Mrs. Fisher’s!

De October 6, 2011, 10:03 am

So, I see this is an old old post, but I thought I would add my two cents. Ole Salty’s is much better in every way plus they now have delicious flavors. There is a brand new store on riverside too. Check em out you wont be disappointed.

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