Old Dutch Foods

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Old Dutch Foods, Inc.
IndustrySnack food
FoundedSaint Paul, Minnesota,
United States (1934)
Key people
Steven C. Aanenson[1]
ProductsSee products section
RevenueUS $107 Million (2018)[2]
Number of employees
SubsidiariesHumpty Dumpty Snack Foods
WebsiteOld Dutch Foods

Old Dutch Foods Inc. is a manufacturer of potato chips and other snack foods in the Midwestern United States and Canada. Their product line includes brands such as Old Dutch Potato Chips, Dutch Crunch, Ripples, Cheese Pleesers and Restaurante Style Tortilla Chips.


Old Dutch headquarters, Roseville

The company began as Old Dutch Products Co. in 1934. They originated in St. Paul, Minnesota, but moved to Minneapolis in 1937. In 1968, they moved again, this time to Roseville, Minnesota, where they remain today.

Old Dutch opened a plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1954 to manufacture chips for the Canadian market. The head office for Canadian operations remains in Winnipeg.

Today, their American arm is officially called Old Dutch Foods, Inc., and their Canadian arm is Old Dutch Foods, Ltd. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in 2004 with a line of television commercials.

Old Dutch Foods acquired Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods in a C$26.7 million takeover bid in 2006.[3]


The Old Dutch brand is mainly known for the many flavors of potato chips they produce. They come in bags and "twin packs"; cardboard boxes with two packages of chips inside.

Potato chip flavors available in the United States include the flagship Regular flavor, as well as Sour Cream & Onion, Cheddar & Sour Cream, Dill Pickle, Bar•B•Q, and Onion & Garlic. In addition, Ripples Chips are available in Original, French, Mesquite Bar•B•Q, and Loaded Spud varieties. On February 4, 2008, Mexican Chili and Au Gratin were reintroduced back to Canada. Other products include Dutch Crunch kettle-cooked chips, cheese puffs, Puffcorn (puffed corn twists - called Popcorn Twists in Canada), Restaurante Style tortilla chips, Arriba flavoured tortillas, pretzels, dips and salsas, Dutch Gourmet thick cut flavoured ripple chips, Ridgies flavoured ripple chips, aked chips, sunflower seeds, pork rinds, and beef jerky.[4]

Many of the same products are available in Canada, although somewhat altered (such as their vibrant yellow herb free Onion & Garlic chip) with the notable addition of Ketchup, All Dressed and Salt & Vinegar flavours that may not be available outside Canada.[5]

In 2005, the firm introduced Old Dutch beef jerky.

Manufacturing locations[edit]


There are also 11 distribution centers across Western Canada.



  1. ^ "Old Dutch Foods, Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Old Dutch Foods, Inc". Hoovers. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Humpty Dumpty agrees to takeover bid from Old Dutch". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. March 21, 2006. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Old Dutch Products". Old Dutch Canada. Old Dutch.
  5. ^ Weisblott, Marc (June 3, 2013). "The mystery of the history of ketchup chips in Canada". Canada.com. Postmedia Network. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Old Dutch factory in Lachine closes its doors for good". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. September 27, 2013. Retrieved May 14, 2018.

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Coordinates: 45°0′53″N 93°12′2″W / 45.01472°N 93.20056°W / 45.01472; -93.20056