Ohio’s Top Potato Chip Flavors

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With Ohio sports betting on March Madness less than two weeks away for men's and women's college basketball, fans across the Buckeye State will stock up on their favorite snacks and beverages to watch all the games where you survive and advance.

What better way to celebrate National Potato Chip Day on March 14.

BetOhio.com, your home for the best Ohio sportsbook promo codes, used Google Trends to see what states were most interested in potato chips. Then, we narrowed down which flavors locals love the most. Here are the delicious details:

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States Most Interested in Potato Chips

RankStateSearch Interest Score
4North Dakota89
6North Carolina87
9West Virginia81

Ohio residents sure do love their potato chips as they topped the list with a search interest of 100. Wyoming finished a close second with a 95. Here are Ohio’s favorite potato chip flavors:

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Ohio’s Favorite Potato Chip Flavor

RankFlavorSearch Interest Score
1Sour Cream & Onion23
2Salt & Vinegar21
4Dill Pickle13
7Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper8
8Flamin’ Hot6

The double combo flavor of Sour Cream & Onion posted a search interest score of 23, two better than No. 2 Salt & Vinegar (21). Classic (19), Dill Pickle (13) and Cheddar (12) rounded out the top 5.

Ohio ranks second only to Pennsylvania in potato chip production, and the first potato chip factory in the country was founded in Cleveland by William Tappenden in 1895.

Companies that produce in the state are: Shearer’s (Massillon); Mikesell’s (Dayton — oldest potato chip company in the U.S.); Ballreich’s Potato Chips (Tiffin); JR’S Taters (Findlay); Conn’s Potato Chips (Zanesville); Grippo’s (Cincinnati; the official potato chip of the Reds, Bengals, University of Cincinnati athletics, and the Columbus Blue Jackets); Jones’ Potato Chip Company (Mansfield); Hartville Potato Chips (Akron); Corell’s Potato Chips (Beach City) and Gold N’ Krisp Potato Chips (Massillon).

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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