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The Big Game: Our Favorite Dips

Whether you're cheering for the crowd favorite or the underdog, or just here for the party, we've got you covered! It doesn't matter if you are hosting or if you've been asked to bring a covered dish, our favorite recipes below are sure to be a touchdown. Team up any one of these appetizing dips with your favorite Shearer’s products. 

Bourbon Onion Dip

Yes, you read that right. Bourbon. Onion. Dip. And it’s so easy to make! 

Sautee 2 large sweet onions (sliced or grated) over high heat in olive oil. Once they begin to cook, reduce the heat and add a half cup of your favorite bourbon. Keep the heat low and cook for an additional 40 minutes or until your onions have caramelized. Pull the onions out and place them on a cooking sheet to cool in the refrigerator. Hang on to a tablespoon of the leftover bourbon for later.

Still with us? Fire up that electric mixer because here comes the easy part:

Combine a half cup each of ricotta cheese and sour cream, along with ¾ cup of Greek yogurt. Mix until smooth. Take the onions out of the fridge and add them to the mixture. If you still have large chunks of onion, chop them more finely before adding. Throw in the last tablespoon of bourbon, a pinch of salt and a dash of lemon juice and you’re all set! Serve chilled with Shearer’s Kettle Cooked Chips in any flavor.

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Must Try Recipe: Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips

Fans of all things sweet and salty, rejoice! We have the perfect snack for you.

These Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips are sure to be your new favorite. Trust us, the delicious crunch of your favorites Shearer’s potato chips makes the perfect companion for melted chocolate. And the combinations are endless.

You really don’t need a recipe to craft these little gems, pretty much every concoction made from melted chocolate and Shearer’s potato chips works out perfectly. For this batch pictured here, we simply melted a couple of ounces of chocolate and dipped away until the chocolate was nearly gone (or too tough to dip anymore!). More...

The History of Potato Chips


Over a century before Shearer’s Snacks became a major player in the snack food industry, the first potato chips were unintentionally sliced and fried in Saratoga, New York.

Accidental Beginnings

In 1853, a diner at Moon's Lake House ordered the restaurant’s fried potatoes, but when the thick-cut French fries arrived with his meal, the diner was not impressed. He sent the deep-fried spuds back to the kitchen, complaining that they were not thin or crispy enough for his liking.

Upset by the diner’s insult, Chef George Crum, sliced the potatoes paper-thin, salted them heavily and refried them so they were too crisp to pierce with a fork. But instead of ruining the diner’s meal, as Crum had intended, the crispy potato creation became an instant hit. More...