Touring the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory

Cape Cod Potato Chip FactoryWhen you are wandering through the grocery store and looking for a bag of salty chips, do you often see a bag with a classic lighthouse on it? The bag full of crispy, salty potato chips is one of the best types offered in store. The delicious pieces of fried potatoes are made and disturbed by none other than the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory.  When you come to stay with us at Chatham Gables, you will have the opportunity of learning and watching the process of making potato chip and other yummy snacks on a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory. Here are a few things to know about the factory and tour!


Cape Cod Potato Chips began when two small business owners imagined a small operation that could produce and sell the potato chips they had cooked in their kitchen for years. In July 1980, the dream became a reality. The two men set up shop in a small storefront in Hyannis. The big crunch of the kettle-cooked chips soon became a local favorite and quickly spread as tourist sampled the chips. The business later developed out of the storefront and into worldwide natural snacks.


The company expanded their snacks to include varieties of popular Reduced Fat items as well as over half a dozen potato chip flavors and kettle style whole grain chips. As the company continues to add to its brand, it still maintains the tradition of using only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients in all the snacks!


Home of ridiculously good chips, the Cape Cod Factory produces flavors such as Original Potato Chips, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno, Sweet Mesquite Barbeque, and Sour Cream & Green Onion potato chips. The company also offers limited batch chips featuring Back Bay Crab Seasoning and Asiago Cheese & Italian Herbs potato chips.


Located only 35 minutes away from our charming Inn, the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory offers guests an experience they won’t want to miss. Open Monday through Friday, the facility offers a self-guide tour of the fascinating factory. The factory is one of the area’s top tourist destinations with over 250,00 visitors annually. Learn about the history of the owners, how the factory came into existence, and how the legendary chips are made.


At the end of the tour, guests have access to an array of chip flavors made by Cape Cod that are not offered in local stores. Make sure to make room in your bags for all the delicious flavors! This tasty trip is worth your time.


A fun thing to add on to your yummy adventure is a tour of the potato chip bag lighthouse! Nauset Light is the classic logo on the front of every bag of chips. The beautiful 48-foot structure is made of cast iron and was built in 1877. End your exciting day climbing to the top of this picturesque light!


As you are planning your trip to the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory, don’t forget to book your stay at Chatham Gables Inn. Cape Cod bed and breakfast has a variety of classically decorated rooms guaranteed to make your visit to Chatham, MA, a special and unforgettable occasion. Our classically decorated rooms offer the finest furnishings and linens and spa-inspired bath amenities by ZENTs. Your stay also includes a scrumptious, full breakfast each morning, so you can start your vacation days out right with a culinary delight.



Photo courtesy bbcamericangirl.