Mikesell's

Mikesell's Potato Chip Company is a Dayton, Ohio-based producer of potato chips and other snack foods. It bills itself as the "oldest continuous operating potato chip company in the United States."[1][2][3] Mikesell's products are produced in Dayton, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Potato chips are still being produced at the same Dayton location that was used when the company first started.[2] Mikesell's products are available in retail markets in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. They may also be ordered online from the company's website and shipped anywhere outside the company's retail area.

Mikesell's was founded by Daniel W. Mikesell in Dayton, Ohio in 1910 as a producer of dried beef and sausage. However, the company soon began producing "Saratoga Chips." The "Mikesell's" name and logo were adopted in 1925.[4]

Varieties of chips produced by the company include Original, Groovy (ridged), Old Fashioned, Himalayan Sea Salt and Vinegar, Reduced Fat, No Salt, Green Onion, Honey Barbecue, Barbecue, Zesty Barbecue, Mesquite Smoked Bacon, Cheddar & Sour Cream, Good'n Hot, and Sweet Chili. Mikesell's makes other products, including hull-less "Puffcorn Delites." Puffcorn Delites are made in four flavors—original, cheese, movie theater butter, and salted caramel.

Mikesell's potato chips are often found in chicken dinners, pork dinners, and other meals benefiting local organizations.[5]

An episode of Columbo, Season 9, Episode 6, "Murder in Malibu" had a bag of Mikesell's potato chips in the background of the breakfast diner scene. This episode was filmed in 1990, the 80th anniversary of Mikesell's. This was likely a promotional placement, as California was not in the distribution area of Mikesell's.

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