Tim's Cascade Snacks

Tim's Cascade Snacks, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Foods, is a manufacturer of potato chips and popcorn. Their brands include Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips, Hawaiian Brand Kettle Chips, and Erin's Gourmet Popcorn.[1] The company was founded in 1986 by Tim Kennedy and its production facilities are located in the U.S. state of Washington. Their "premium quality" potato chips, packaged in distinctive red and white striped bags, are kettle-cooked in small batches. Popular flavors include Original, Jalapeño, and Maui Onion. A unique flavor is Tim's Cascade Style Wasabi Potato Chips. In 2003, Tim's won the American Culinary Institute's Gold Medal Taste Award for the potato chip category. Tim's Chips are most prominent in the Pacific Northwest, but they are also marketed elsewhere in the United States and in some parts of Asia.

The factory is located at 1150 Industry Drive North, Algona, Washington 98001.

Aficionados of the brand still lament the removal of the popular Cajun flavor, a spicy barbecue style, less overtly spicy than the Jalapeño and with none of the smoke present in the Alder Smoke Barbecue. The company still occasionally makes this flavor available as a limited release in regional markets.

The founder, Tim Kennedy, started the company using only 100% peanut oil to cook the chips[2] and it was a major marketing point and source of pride in various interviews. At some point after being acquired by Pinnacle Foods. the factory switched to substituting cheaper oils and now lists only corn oil and sunflower oil[3] as possible sources for the oil used in frying the chips.


Tim's Cascade Flavors

  • All Natural Reduced-Fat with Sea Salt
  • All Natural Reduced-Fat Mesquite BBQ
  • All Natural Reduced-Fat Unsalted
  • Original
  • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Johnny's Seasoned Salt
  • Sea Salt & Vinegar
  • Jalapeño
  • Cheddar & Sour Cream
  • Vlasik Dill Pickle

Hawaiian Flavors

  • Sweet Maui Onion
  • Luau BBQ
  • Mango Habanero
  • Hawaiian Original
  • Hawaiian Wasabi
  • Hawaiian Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt

Discontinued Flavors

  • Limon Con Salsa
  • Salsa de Tamarindo
  • Sabor Mole
  • Cotija y Chile
  • Homestyle BBQ
  • Creamy Cucumber
  • Dill Pickle
  • Habanero
  • Cracked Peppercorn
  • Parmesan & Garlic
  • Alder Smoke Barbecue
  • Cajun
  • Grilled Steak & Onion
  • Reduced-Fat Tomato Garlic & Herb
  • Honey Mustard
  • Coney Island Hot Dog
  • Hawaiian Teriyaki
  • Tim's Wasabi
  • PepperJack


  1. Tim's Cascade Snacks & Gourmet Popcorns
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