No matter where you’re from, there is a food that defines your hometown. Whether its Maryland crab cakes, Chicago deep-dish pizza, or Philly cheesesteaks, we are what we eat. The same is true of snack foods. After all, you’ve got to eat something on the side with your Chicago Italian beef. While you can get your Lays and your Ruffles everywhere in the country, many of the truly great potato chips are only available in small, blessed regions. Here are the best regional potato chips from across this great nation.
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Brenden Gallagher works in television and writing in Los Angeles. He worked on Revenge, Heartbeat, and Famous in Love. His writing has appeared at Complex, VH1, and MERRY JANE. Follow him on Twitter @muddycreekU