Does anyone remember Klines Chips? They were made in Bolivar.
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My dad owned this company and it went out of business in the mid 1980s. And yes Steve, the chips used to come in a cardboard box with the pink and blue diamond argyle pattern. They were the best potato chips ever [but sad] to say they are no longer. They were in business approximately 30 years.
Thanks, Susan. I still think it’s amazing how much we can learn by just posting a little information on the Internet. There’s something about “home grown” potato chips that just makes me nostalgic. I guess for me chips are comfort food. They bring back memories of the snack before bed and staying up to watch Hoolihan and Big Chuck. Good times. Really–they were good times. But these are good times, too.
Sorry, folks, for being so behind in maintaining this blog, George, I think you’re right about Conn’s Potato Chips. I love ‘em. A buddy of mine picked up a couple bags for me the last time he was in Barnesville (sour cream and onion). My wife bought me a bag of Conn’s green onion chips when we were passing through Cambridge July 4.
I can answer that! The Kline’s factory still stands, although it was built onto by the last owner. It stands right next to the Bolivar Police Dept. on Canal St. (downtown). Klines Chips used to come in cardboard boxes and in cans. I am still trying to locate a Kline’s Potato Chip can that is in good shape, I have one, but it is not in good shape.
I WAS A DELIVERY DRIVER FOR KLINE IN THE EARLY 80′S. I REMEMBER THE EARLY MORNING DRIVES INTO BOLIVER AT 5:00 AM SO I COULD BE AT MY FIRST STOP BY 6:00 AM. AT THE END OF MY DAY, I HAD TO RESTOCK MY TRUCK. I REMEMBER THE UNIQUE AROMA OF THE PLANT AS THE CHIPS RAN DOWN THE CONVEYOR BELT INTO THE BAGGING DEPT.
SORRY TO HEAR THEY ARE GONE
Don Mullett, owner, was my uncle. I worked every Saturday during my senior year in high school washing the route trucks and cleaning up. Uncle Don would pay me $20.00. Great man. Taught me the value of work and anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
Don Mullett, owner, was my uncle. I worked every Saturday washing the route trucks and cleaning up when I was a senior in high school. Uncle Don paid me $20.00, which was big money in 1968. Uncle Don instilled the value of work and the ability to do what ever in life I wanted. A great man who I think of and is in my prayers every day.
I lived in New Philly and I would get Kline’s chips at Mary Zifer’s. God I loved those chips! Corell’s is still around, and I used to buy them when I couldn’t find Kline’s. Corell’s is still available in the Akron area Acme stores.
I will see if Conn’s are available online.
When I moved to Akron in the mid 80’s I wished that Kline’s came to the Akron area.
Anyone know how far North up 77 Conn’s comes? I wish we had them in Akron.