Tim's Cascade Snacks

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Tim's Cascade Snacks, a subsidiary of Utz Brands, [1] is a manufacturer of potato chips and popcorn. The brands include Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips, Hawaiian Brand Kettle Chips, and Erin's Gourmet Popcorn. [2]



The company was founded in 1986 by Tim Kennedy. Their production facilities are located in the U.S. state of Washington. Kennedy began cooking chips in 100% peanut oil. [3] After being acquired by Pinnacle Foods, the factory switched to substituting cheaper alternatives like corn oil and sunflower oil. Tim no longer states that they cook their product in small batches anymore either.[ citation needed ] In 2019, it was acquired by Utz Brand.


Tim's potato chips, packaged in red-and-white-striped bags, are kettle-cooked in small batches. Tim's sales are most prominent in the Pacific Northwest, but they are also distributed throughout the United States and some parts of Asia.

Aficionados of the brand still display discontent about the removal of the popular Cajun flavor, which was less spicy than the Jalapeño and without the smoke present in the Alder Smoke Barbecue. The company still occasionally makes these flavors available as limited releases in regional markets.[ citation needed ]

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  1. "Utz completes purchase of Conagra's D.S.D. Snacks business".
  2. Tim's Cascade Snacks & Gourmet Popcorns
  3. "Tim's Cascade Style Potato Chips -- Chip-Maker Pleases Northwest Palates With Hot New Idea | The Seattle Times". archive.seattletimes.com. Retrieved 2022-01-14.