June 16, 2023
Infused Potato Chips at Garden City Cannabis Co
The Cause of AND SOLUTION TO the munchies!
"I brought these out to a handful of social events recently and they have become perhaps the most useful conversation starter I've had the privilege of holding in my hands. In all honesty they aren't the highest quality chips I've ever tasted but I can say with sincere assurance that they're good enough. What makes these a superior product to everything else is in the secret ingredient, THC." - Jacob
Commercially made infused potato chips are typically produced using specialized equipment and processes to ensure consistent flavor and quality. Here's a general overview of how infused potato chips are made on a commercial scale:
Potato Preparation: Potatoes are cleaned, washed, and peeled to remove dirt and impurities. The potatoes are then sliced into thin, uniform rounds using industrial slicers or automated cutting machines.
Blanching: The potato slices are briefly blanched in hot water or steam to partially cook them. This step helps to remove excess starch and prepares the slices for frying.
Frying: The blanched potato slices are then deep-fried in vegetable oil or a blend of oils at high temperatures. The frying process cooks the potatoes to a crispy texture and imparts a golden color.
Seasoning Application: Once the potato chips are fried, they are immediately seasoned with the desired flavors and seasonings.
Seasoning can be done using various methods, such as:
Tumble Drum: The potato chips are placed in a rotating drum, and the seasoning is added. The drum gently tumbles the chips, allowing the seasoning to evenly coat the surfaces.
Flavor Sprayers: Seasonings can be sprayed onto the potato chips using specialized equipment. The sprayers disperse a fine mist of flavorings, ensuring an even distribution.
Seasoning Tunnels: Some production lines feature seasoning tunnels where the potato chips pass through a controlled environment while being showered with the desired flavorings.
Quality Control: The seasoned potato chips undergo rigorous quality control measures, including inspection for proper seasoning distribution, texture, color, and overall quality. Any defective or subpar chips are removed.
Packaging: The infused potato chips are then packaged using automated packaging machines. Different sizes and types of packaging, such as bags, boxes, or containers, are used depending on the product and brand.
Commercial-infused potato chip production involves precise seasoning application techniques and quality control measures to ensure consistent flavor profiles and a satisfying snacking experience for consumers. The specific equipment and processes used may vary between manufacturers, but the general steps involve potato preparation, frying, seasoning, quality control, and packaging.
Wheat flour, Potato flour (potatoes, mono- and diglycerides, citric acid), Shortening (vegetable oil, modified palm oil), Modified corn starch, Seasoning (maltodextrin, sea salt, sodium acetate, tartaric acid, acetic acid, citric acid, malic acid.