Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Remember when Planters marketed canned potato chips, too? (1975)

In 1975, Standard Brands, then the makers of My-T-Fine pudding and the Planters line of peanut products, decided to challenge the popular Pringles potato crisps, at the time the property of Procter & Gamble (Kellogg's has since taken over Pringles).

However, Planters potato chips didn't last very long. I don't remember seeing them in stores, nor did my folks even think of trying them, although they did have Pringles and various bagged chips (usually Wise or State Line). Allan Kalter, later the announcer for To Tell The Truth and The Late Show With David Letterman, among others, is the man-on-the-street reporter.

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