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    Thread: Rest In Peace Jim Herr

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      04-07-2012 08:51 AM #1
      Jim Herr, the man who gained worldwide recognition for his business acumen and persistent desire to create better snack food, died on Thursday night at 88 years old in his home in West Nottingham.

      Herr launched his career in 1946, starting a potato chip company with sales averaging about $30 a week. Through the years, the sales volume has grown to more than $100 million per year with more than 1,000 employees.
      http://www.dailylocal.com/article/20...dead-at-age-88







      He was a good man and really did a lot for the southern Chester county area.

      I wrestled with one of his grandsons and am friends with his other grandson so I just wanted to throw up a quick tribute.

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      In lieu, post up your favorite Herr's product.


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      04-07-2012 09:00 AM #2
      I like these every once in a while. Hard to find though.

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      04-07-2012 09:02 AM #3


      Such a shame
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      04-07-2012 09:07 AM #4
      RIP Mr. Herr



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      04-07-2012 09:16 AM #5
      Mourning the death of a potato chip magnate?

      Lawd have murcy!

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      04-07-2012 09:26 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      Mourning the death of a potato chip magnate?

      Lawd have murcy!
      you have to be from Pa. schools send kids to the factory for tours (at least mine did anyway). well known state made food products seem to be ingrained in the culture, and worshipped.. cheesesteak, tastycake, yuengling, etc

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      04-07-2012 09:45 AM #7
      I get it.

      Still bizarre to me.

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      04-07-2012 09:51 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      I like these every once in a while. Hard to find though.

      Beat me to it.. THESE are awesome

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      04-07-2012 09:56 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post

      Yes it needs to be posted again, these really are that good.
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      04-07-2012 09:59 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by admiralbabar View Post
      Yes it needs to be posted again, these really are that good.

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      04-07-2012 10:47 AM #12
      I did the tour a few years ago

      the ketchup chips.. mmm
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      04-07-2012 10:53 AM #13
      My friend here is a distributor for Herr's products, he introduced me to chocolate covered pretzel rods. Thank you Mr. Herr. RIP.


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      04-07-2012 11:54 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      Mourning the death of a potato chip magnate?

      Lawd have murcy!
      it's Pennsylvania.
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      04-07-2012 12:04 PM #15
      RIP


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      04-07-2012 12:55 PM #16
      This stuff is pure poison for me. The salt raises heck with my blood pressure.

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      04-07-2012 01:00 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by retro_rocket View Post

      I'll have to try those. Love these.


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      04-07-2012 02:28 PM #18
      Is Herr's nation wide or just east coast?
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      04-07-2012 02:35 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      Is Herr's nation wide or just east coast?
      Maybe not even East Coast; I don't think I've ever seen a bag of Herr's anything around here.
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      04-07-2012 02:41 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Maybe not even East Coast; I don't think I've ever seen a bag of Herr's anything around here.
      I think it is a mid-atlantic regional thing. Southern Pennsylvania is renowned for their potato chips and associated snacks. Extended family members from elsewhere in the country get Herrs or Utz chips smuggled in at holidays.
      Deal with it.
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      04-07-2012 02:48 PM #21
      think they only get as far south as Nova and maybe as far North as Central Jerz, could be wrong though

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      04-07-2012 03:19 PM #22
      I know we had them in NOVA because that's where i grew up, but i don't remember seeing them in NC or SC. I have a hankering for some ketchup chips right now!
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      04-07-2012 08:03 PM #23
      We get them in Michigan now... which is good because I used to have to bring multiple bags of the Old Bay ones back with me every time I went out east.

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      04-07-2012 10:41 PM #24
      Aw man

      Nothing beats the fresh out on tour regular chips that are still hot. I'll use my Chipper mug tomorrow morning for Mr. Herr.

    25. 04-07-2012 10:49 PM #25
      Sad day

      I miss

      and

      the most.

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      04-07-2012 11:17 PM #27
      Their distribution is Florida to the new England area, and out to Ohio..

      Rip to mr herr

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      04-08-2012 09:12 PM #28
      These are ridiculous

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      04-08-2012 09:54 PM #29
      I'm at ground zero for Frito-Lay products, my d.ad has worked there for 33 years, I worked there for 7. I like the boldness of the smaller brands....and somewhat different variety

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      04-08-2012 11:35 PM #30
      This makes me sad Just picked up some lightly salted Herr's this evening. Did the factory tour with school growing up.

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      04-08-2012 11:43 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      I like these every once in a while. Hard to find though.

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      Beat me to it.. THESE are awesome
      Quote Originally Posted by admiralbabar View Post
      Yes it needs to be posted again, these really are that good.

      X infinity. I try to stock up whenever I find them. Oddly enough the last time I saw them was when I moved to Jersey almost 2 years ago.

      My dad actually still has an unopened bag of these floating around somewhere.


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      04-09-2012 02:36 AM #32
      I can't believe no one has said it yet:

      Make Herr's Yours.


      RIP Jim. Do they still have billboards with his picture on it by the stadiums on I95?
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      04-11-2012 07:41 PM #33
      Just saw this...

      This man was a great person and up until his passing has signed all of my paychecks.

      Been with the company as a Route Sales guy for almost two years and the entire family makes sure their employees are taken care of. I spoke with Ed Herr and the other brother, J.M Herr at our Christmas parties and they're all great people. He and his wife also walked the parking lot at the plant/Visitor Center and picked up any debris, or trash.

      We are in 33 states and 88 Countries.

      You can find some of the stuff we sell nationwide in Walmarts and KMarts.

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      04-11-2012 07:48 PM #34
      Sounds like they are really good people. Rare these days : thumbup:
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