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How Potato Chip Bags Have Changed Over Time  

Jude Newsome
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List Rules Vote up the vintage potato chip bags you'd still be happy to find on the grocery store shelf.

Does it really matter what a potato chip bag looks like as long as there are potato chips inside? Photos of vintage potato chip bags suggest, well, maybe it does. After all, sometimes the bag was a tin; other times, it was so covered in groovy lettering that a single crisp might just transport you to the middle of 1968.

Perhaps even more than the design elements, it's surprising to learn that some of the most popular contemporary chip brands have been around for decades. Doritos history, which is rooted in the 1960s, offers just one example of a longstanding chip tradition. 

Like vintage cereal boxes, the way potato chip packaging changes over time offers a glimpse of the tastes - aesthetic and gastronomic - of an era.

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Cool Ranch Doritos, C. 1990s Vs. 2019
Cool Ranch Doritos, C. 1990s V... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Potato Chip Bags Have Changed Over Time
Photo: Suzy Strutner/Huffpost/Frito-Lay
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Jays Potato Chips, 1968 Vs. 2019
Jays Potato Chips, 1968 Vs. 20... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Potato Chip Bags Have Changed Over Time
Photo: ultimatesales101/picclick.com/Jays Foods
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Wise Potato Chips, C. 1960s Vs. 2019
Wise Potato Chips, C. 1960s Vs... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Potato Chip Bags Have Changed Over Time
Photo: panannamericana/ebay/Wise Foods
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Baked Lay's, C. 1996 Vs. 2019
Baked Lay's, C. 1996 Vs. 2019 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Potato Chip Bags Have Changed Over Time
Photo: underconsideration.com/Frito-Lay
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