When the cold and wet of February rolls into the Klamath Basin, naturally the minds of the folks who live here wander to warmer destinations further South. Nice, warm places like Mexico.
Gold Dust Potato Processors is very proud to announce we have been shipping chipping potatoes to a new international market. For a few years now we’ve been successfully sending chippers to several Pacific Rim countries. Being able to put a pin on the map for Mexico is a point of pride for us and we hope to continue shipping potatoes there.
Thanks to our partnership with P.D. Sproule and Frito-Lay (PepsiCo), our chipping potatoes are being shipped to a Sabritas plant in Mexicali where the spuds are cut, fried and distributed to the Mexican market as delicious potato chips under the Sabritas brand. As of this writing, Gold Dust has shipped nearly44,000 CTW (100 weight, or 4,400,000 pounds) of chipping potatoes to the Mexicali Sabritas plant.
Through another vendor, as of this writing we’ve also shipped fully-cooked, processed potatoes to a Sabritos plant in Azcapotzalco, an area of northwestern Mexico City. Sabritas has cornered over 80% of the Mexican snack food market, which means a lot of folks south of the border are going to taste the goodness of the Klamath Basin!
If you’re looking for a chipping potato grower to work with in expanding your business, get in touch with our potato sales department. We provide many chipping and frying potato varieties as well Oregon potatoes.