17: The Truth Behind Grippos in Evansville



Although the origins to Grippo's have no known connection to the city of Evansville, Indiana, the Bar-B-Q Potato Chip product is incredibly popular there, and has become a significant part of the local culture.

“Grippos.” wikipedia.com, 09 September 2021, wikipedia.com/grippos.


We’re not sure about you, but we were pretty shocked when we found out that Grippo’s BBQ potato chips aren’t actually made here. So we did a little digging and found out where they came from, how they got here, and in the process we ended up being inspired by the idea that one person can change the entire culture of a city.


Are you a top of the box or a bottom of the box Grippo's eater? Do you have any more info on debunking the myth that the Fall Festival is the United State's 2nd largest street festival? What's your favorite way to eat Grippos? Let us know at info@forevansville.org


Show notes:

Evansville Courier and Press Article about Grippo's

"Just How Big is the Fall Festival?" Article