|Who doesn't love Cape Cod potato chips in the summer? It's an iconic tradition on the Cape Cod beaches, which is why stopping by the Cape Cod Factory is a must do when you visit. These chips are made right here at the factory in Cape Cod, and it is a foodie paradise, which is why it's one of the area's top tourist destination's yearly. |
Cape Cod Potato Chips History
Cape Cod Potato chips were first made by two small business owners, they cooked these chips in their kitchen and created a more healthy chip with less processing. And on July 4th, 1980 they set up a small store in Cape Cod, they soon outgrew their small storefront and purchased larger space with the ability to produce more chips. They could never have imagined how popular their chips would be today!
The lighthouse you see on all the bags is the Nauset Lighthouse which is an iconic red and white lighthouse in Cape Cod.
The Chip Itself
Cape Cod Chips are kettle cooked, hand picked potatoes that are made with oil and salt. Today, there are many varieties and the best selling chip is still the original.
The Cape Cod Factory Tour
This is a free tour and you'll get samples along the way. So if you haven't tried these chips before the tour, you most certainly will during. The tour is self-guided so you can spend as much or as little time as you want on it. Typically the tour takes about 15 - 20 minutes, but families traveling with younger kids, it tends to take a little bit longer. You will get a first-hand look at how the chips are made from the farm to the bags.
There is also a retail store so you can leave with some Cape Cod Potato Chips swag & some fresh kettle cooked chips!
Bed & Breakfast Near the Cape Cod Factory
If you are visiting Cape Cod & planning to take a tour at the Cape Cod factory then stay at the Sea Meadow Inn which is just as iconic of a bed & breakfast. We are located close to the Cape Cod factory and the perfect Inn to stay at on the Cape! Just a short walk to the nearest beach, you will leave relaxed. Let us know how we can make your stay more enjoyable while you're here. We can't wait to see you. If you have any questions or want to book with us you can call us at 508-896-2223 or contact us on our website.