Old Dutch Foods
|Founded||Saint Paul, Minnesota,
United States (1934)
|Steven C. Aanenson
|Products||See products section|
|Revenue||US $107 Million (2018)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods|
|Website||Old 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.
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.
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.
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), Restaurante Style tortilla chips, pretzels, dips and salsas, and beef jerky.
Many of the same products are available in Canada, with the notable addition of Ketchup flavour that may not be available outside Canada.
In Canada there is a line of appetizer flavored thick cut ruffle potato chip that goes by the brand "Double Dutch" ("Ridgies" in the USA). Some flavors include Blooming Onion, Buffalo Wing with Blue Cheese, Smoked Meat and Mustard Hoagie, Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders and Calamari and Tzatziki.
In 2005, the firm introduced Old Dutch beef jerky.
- Winnipeg, Manitoba - Canadian Head office, Potato Chip Facility
- Calgary, Alberta - Potato Chip Facility
- Airdrie, Alberta - Corn Chip and Extruded product Facility
- Lachine, Quebec - Humpty Dumpty Potato Chip and Extruded product Facility (closed 2013)
- Hartland, New Brunswick - Humpty Dumpty Potato Chip and Extruded product Facility
- Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Old Dutch Foods Potato Facility
- Mississauga, Ontario - Humpty Dumpty Potato Facility
There are also 11 distribution centers across Western Canada.
- Roseville, Minnesota - Headquarters and Potato Chip Facility
- Minneapolis, Minnesota - Potato Chip and Corn Product Facility
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