Food of the Eighties, Lil Abner Potato Chips
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Potato chips made from potatoes with high sugar content which when cooked turned the chips toasty brown ,also had a stronger flavor. Made by Lever Potato Chips in St. Catharines Ont. Ca.
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Timminator - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
hey, I remember them, but it was more like the 60's not the 80's. I only saw them in a store once and I still remember them. Lever also made Majorette brand regular chips when I was a kid.
SRW - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Lever Potato Chips were made between the 50's & 60's at Geneva Street and Carleton Streets.
Susan - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED!!!!!!! Majorette Potato Chips. Since I was a child in the 60's, this wonderful flavour has never been replicated. I think Majorette came first and then it changed to L'il Abner. I remember being dissappointed, so there must have been a slight flavour difference that even a youthful palate could tell the difference. Majorette?????? why did you change????? where are you now???? I bought my little bags, for 5 cents I believe, at TUZ's gas station in Port Colborne. I'm salivating as I remember that taste.
Mike - April 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Majorette Potato Chips were made at the factory in St. Catharines. The place is long gone.
Charlie - January 28, 2014 - Report this comment
You wacky Canadians!
George - February 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I'd die to be able to taste Majorette chips when they were made back in the late '50s &'60's again. Nothing ever came close to that taste.
Brian - June 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Without doubt, the best tasting potato chip ever. I just opened a bag of chips that aren't too bad, and my mind went to Little Abner and remembering the flavor. Be great to find someone who knows the process, and start the company again.
Gary - April 08, 2017 - Report this comment
Yes. I remember L'il Abner potato chips in Ontario in the late 1950s, early 60s. They definitely had a unique flavour. Glad I found this page. My friends probably think I'm nuts, remembering things like this, that nobody else has ever heard about.
Mike - February 16, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember them from the late 50's. I think they used to come with a small 'sachet' of salt in the bag
Rob Lambert - February 16, 2018 - Report this comment
Found little on this product, but 1968 was when Lil Abner chips appeared on the way out in Canada. Lil Abner started around 1940 as a comic strip. By 1944, Columbia Pictures filmed a few animated shorts. The creator, Al Capp, died in 1959. A Broadway musical play and motion picture came to be in the mid 1950s. By the late 1960s, Americans and Canadians began to tire of the "southern hick" stereotypes Lil Abner represented with lazy, buffoonish characters, plus scantily clad Daisy May. Until 1996, Lil Abner was shunned by the Gen X crowd. Then, a rewritten play (loaded with political correctness) was adapted and performed around the country.
RICK WILSON - April 28, 2018 - Report this comment
Norman Lever was my 2nd Cousin and he made the Finest Chips Ever Produced! His Salt and Vinegar and other Flavours were the FIRST....he sold out to GRANNY GOOSE in the late 60's and they CHANGED THE NAME AND RUINED THE PRODUCT!
Terry - June 03, 2018 - Report this comment
I wonder if any of you remember the orange, coin trading cards that were put into bags of Lever Potato Chips. I still collect these today! They featured pictures of Canadian coins with descriptions on the backs. If you have any or know where I can find some, I would appreciate any help. Thanks!
Rob Lambert - June 03, 2018 - Report this comment
Found an interesting article about the Lever coin cards. Lever began in 1953, St. Catharine's, ONT. The Canadian Coin Exchange (Toronto) authorized use of coin images be printed on the cards (Began around 1982). The series believed to be of 55 different cards. Among featured coins, a scarce 1925 penny (George V), an 1880 Victoria gold piece from Newfoundland, and at least one each from the reigns of Edward VII and George VI.
Terry - June 04, 2018 - Report this comment
Hi Rob. Yes, I read the same article. The series is actually 62 cards as there are 2 numbers that are repeated with two different coins. It's quite a neat set. Would you know anyone that might have any?
Terry - June 04, 2018 - Report this comment
Forgot to mention...that year is incorrect. By 1982, Lever PC had long closed its doors. I estimate that the cards were issued around 1965.
Rob Lambert - June 04, 2018 - Report this comment
Sorry, Terry. I don't know anyone possessing the cards, nor am I from Canada. I used to collect British and Canadian coins, before silver and gold prices went way up. Value of Victorian, Edwardian and George V silver coins rise dramatically when the grade goes up (say from VF to EF). Except for really rare dates, gold coin values depend on spot price. I put 2+2 together, seeing your first comment, then the article. Thanks for clarifying. Those cards, I had thought, seemed to be from closer to modern times.
Terry - June 04, 2018 - Report this comment
Thanks for letting me know, Rob. I'm sure you'd find the coin values listed on the cards quite amusing! Clearly, Norman Lever was interested in Canadian coins as well. I think it's great that he tried to impart that passion to children via the cards.
Rick Wilson - June 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Norman Lever "Perfected" Flavoured Potato Chips in St. Catharines Ontario Canada....and everyone since has never "Mastered" the Incredible Flavour; of which we are were raised with in Ontario! Norman Levers remaining "Daughter" can probably assist you with actual I am sure she is in possession of every " KEEPSAKE " of the Family Business!
Terry - June 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Hi Rick. Is there any way for me to reach her? I would appreciate any help for the cards. Thank you.

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