Let’s face it, not all chips are created equal. Different ingredients and processes result in different styles of potato chips, while adding flavors into the recipes delivers even more variety. The potato chip makers in Uglies craft kitchens have been making quality potato chips, which are delicious regional favorites, since 1964. Dieffenbach’s Snacks offers a time-tested portfolio of recipes and six flavors of Uglies.
Uglies Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips are a better choice for you and your family for three reasons:
- They Reduce Waste!
- They Support Farmers!
- They Fight Hunger!
Reducing waste is our passion…
Did you know that the largest daily contributor to landfill volume is food!? Americans throw out $165 billon worth of food annually and spend $750 million to dispose of it. Instead of feeding hungry people, that food ends up rotting in landfills, increasing harmful methane production.
Uglies uses potatoes that, for a purely cosmetic reason, would have contributed to landfill waste. Every time you buy Uglies you are essentially reducing the amount of food sent to a landfill. The more people that eat Uglies, the more waste we can reduce. You can make a difference AND enjoy the most delicious chips while doing it!
Supporting suppliers is smart…
Did you know that 26% of U.S. produce gets discarded for cosmetic reasons. And, each year, 6 billion pounds of produce goes unharvested or unsold for aesthetic reasons. The USDA Grades and Standards for Fruits and Vegetables defines “perfect produce” and most potatoes that don’t meet or exceed these standards get rejected.
Farming in the twenty-first century is a difficult job and we love our partnering farms. So, we thought, how can we help them? Uglies Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips are crafted in small batches using potatoes with slight imperfections. Now, potatoes that farmers might otherwise have discarded become delicious Uglies!
Fighting hunger is our calling…
Did you know that 20% of the world’s children under the age of five are undernourished? 1 in 6 children in America worry about their next meal. Hunger deprives kids of more than food, it also impacts their mental and physical health.
When Uglies started saving potatoes we wanted to do more, so we partnered with a charity near our Pennsylvania headquarters called Viva Kids [https://vivakids.org/]. Today, ten percent of all profits from Uglies Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips are donated directly to Viva Kids to support their mission of fighting global childhood hunger.
Companies need to start innovating to solve these problems and Uglies Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips has!