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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

Mount Jackson, VA, USA
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Hannah S wrote a review Today
Thiells, New York89 contributions60 helpful votes
The factory is not too big, but it's worth stopping into. We went on a non-run day which means we couldn't watch the chips being made, but it was still worth the visit. Arturo ( not sure I got the spelling right) did a great job giving us a mini tour with large pictures and we got to see the factory. He gave us all a bag of chips to sample. I must say they were delicious and Crunchy. We all had a great time!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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jaimeelsabio wrote a review Apr 2022
Maryland4071 contributions387 helpful votes
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Stopped by on the way to some nearby caverns. The visitors gallery was mostly empty except for some tables and a small selection of branded merchandise. I had expected more of a store like the Utz factory in Pennsylvania. No cooking was going on when we were there, so we just looked at the equipment. The best part was the free samples. We tried six different varieties and bought some bags to take with us.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Robert B wrote a review Oct 2021
Massanutten, Virginia205 contributions72 helpful votes
We had a great visit to Route 11 Chips. When you enter the showroom you are offered a tasting of 9 different variety of their chips. Warning: the hottest ones really have a lot of "fire." You can view parts of the factory through windows but no chips are being cooked on the weekends, which is when we were there. Of course, there is an opportunity to purchase bags of chips and other gift items. A fun activity while touring the Shenandoah Valley.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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497dave wrote a review Aug 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico70 contributions33 helpful votes
This was a surprise, and really worth the trip. don't miss it!! the staff is very enthusiastic, and you get to see pretty much the entire process from beginning to end. and the free samples are great. We bought a whole bunch of chips as a result.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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John B wrote a review Aug 2021
Woodbridge, VA, United States27 contributions2 helpful votes
They do NOT cook potato chips on Monday, so we altered out departure until Tuesday since this was the first stop on our trip, and we didn't want to miss it. I would HIGHLY recommend following the "scenic route" directions on their website - very much worth it to visit & drive across a covered bridge!! Our "tour guide" was Truman. He was extremely pleasant & knowledgeable. We had taken tours at the Utz & Herrs chip factories in PA, so this was a great comparison, as these are kettle cooked. The tour is completely FREE. After the tour, they were very happy to provide sample bags (the size you would put in a lunch bag) of various flavors. We tried the Crab Seasoning (had a bit of a bite to it), the Dill Pickle, as well as their most popular flavor, the Lightly Salted. They also offer Salt & Pepper, Salt & Vinegar, Sour Cream & Chive, Barbecue, and something called Mam Zuma's Revenge, which is habanero pepper seasoned, so be warned. I'm sure there are a few flavors I'm forgetting too! They also offer seasonal flavors, such as sweet potato chips in the fall, and cinnamon flavored around the holidays. We arrived around 10am (they open at 9am), so it wasn't too busy, but as we were eating our sample chips, it got real busy. NOTE: They do NOT allow photos of their manufacturing processes on the tour. One unique thing they offered was a plain, clear plastic bag of whatever they made that day, so they are VERY freshly made. These bags are off to one side and are of various sizes, priced by the ounce. We bought one of these bags of Lightly Salted chips, along with a variety back that included 15 one-ounce bags of Dill Pickle, and 15 one-ounce bags of Lightly Salted.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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