Dakota Style was founded in 1985. It began as a family business making kettle-style chips on a farm near Clark, South Dakota.
The website lists these as all the Dakota Style potato chip flavours:
- Buffalo Ranch
- Chili Lime
- Cinnamon Churro
- Dill Pickle
- Honey Mustard
- Mesquite BBQ
- Nice N’ Spicy
- Salt & Vinegar
- Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
- Sour Cream & Cheddar
- Sour Cream & Onion
- Spicy Ranch
Pizza, and Parmesan Cheese & Garlic have been available previously.
In February 2016, the original crisp factory was destroyed in a fire. Since the fire, the range has been limited to Original, Jalapeno, Mesquite BBQ and Salt & Vinegar. Once the factory is fully operational again, the company plans to add more flavours and bag sizes.
Crisps for the troops
Dakota Style have a donation option: a customer can pay for a “Chips for the Troops” package. As a representative of the company told us:
“We have a Seeds for the Troops package & a Chips for the Troops package – anyone can purchase them & then we ship them out to someone currently serving/deployed. It is a definite morale booster!”
This isn’t the first time crisps have given comfort to serving men and women: boxes of crisps were sent out to the troops during World War II, with similar morale-boosting effects. You can read more about it here.