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Uncle Ray's Potato Chips

rworange | Jul 3, 200807:14 PM     5

First ... I'm neither a potato chip expert or even much of a fan. So you can take this recommendation with that in mind.

However, I really liked the bag of Uncle Ray's potato chips I had today. They are a nice thin chip with lots of potato flavor and not over-salted.

The company is Detroit-based. According to the site "Uncle Ray started in business in 1965 out of the back seat of his 1961 Dodge Dart ... Ray made and sold chip dips, popcorn and shrimp cocktail sauce to local bars and store in the Detroit area. In the early hours of the morning, Ray would be busy making his concoctions in his small apartment kitchen"
http://www.unclerays.com/company.asp

Ray built a business ... Cabana chips ... sold the company when he got into debt ... started seriously drinking ... almost died ... and found religion.
http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/A...

Each bag has a chapter of his life, some uplifting thoughts and bible verses. Whatever, you may think of that ... I agree with this blogger that they are fine chips ... and seem to come in a variety of interesting flavors
http://blog.mlive.com/michigan_appeti...

They made an appearance in a Kevin Costner Detroit-based film ""The Upside of Anger."
http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/050...

Now what bags from a Detroit-based small company where doing in a small, no-glamour diner in Napa, CA ... I have no clue ... since from what I've read they are not that common in Detroit.

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