Food of the Eighties, O'Grady's Potato Chips
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A really thick ridged chip, I think that Lays made them in different flavors. My particular favorite was "The Works" They just disappeared off the market. Too bad! They rocked!
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tina - June 25, 2007 - Report this comment
have been looking for ogrady's chips for a while now my neighbour is pregrant and craving these chips why can't we fine them did they go off the market
Mike McGuinness - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I really enjoyed O'Grady's Potato Chips (in the 80's) especially the Seasoned flavor. Then all of a sudden they were gone.I keep searching for them in different states. Are they gone for good???
Sara S - September 26, 2007 - Report this comment
These chips were especially good with a choclate shake. My Grandma made the best chocolate shakes on the planet, and I could still,to this day, make myself sick eating the two together!!!
John Batchelor - November 08, 2007 - Report this comment
the last time I had them was in Newfoundland in the late 1980s, but I found a close match for the sour cream and onion flavour... Humpty Dumpty sour cream and green onion "rip-l" chips. Try them... not quite as awesome... but as close as I've tasted in 20 years!
roxanne rohalla - November 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved the o'grady cheddar chips, I think of them often. There isn't another chip that even comes close. Would love to see them again. definitly our loss.
David Barrett - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Great, tasty chip. Have had cravings for them for years. I wish they'd come back.
Disco Ninja - Tuan Vu - February 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Good news, all. Today, a co-worker turned me onto Ruffle's Extra Thick Baked Potato flavor which immediately reminded me of O'Grady's Au Gratin flavor. They even smell like it used to. Frito-Lay essentially brought the O'Grady's Au Gratin chips back and re-branded them as Ruffles Extra Thick.
j-daddy - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I was coming on here to post what the Disco Ninja did. The Ruffle's Extra Thick are great, it was like being a little kid again!
Silver Surfer - March 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Same as j-daddy, try Lay's Ruffles extra thick Au Gratin flavor !
Jake - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I cannot believe I found anyone who loved those chips as much as me. Will try the Extra Thick Au Gratin's because THOSE are the exact ones I loved of O'D's
Jackel_inthebox - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
My little sister and I loved these chips, especially the cheddar flavored. The last bag we ever found was at a grocery store in Grand Island, NY.
Lisa - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I was hoping to find out if I could order O'Grady's Au Gratin potato chips on line in bulk. I used to eat them at Baldwin-Wallace college in Ohio. Now I live in NY and I really miss them.
Fred - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Ruffles Au Gratin, just like the old O'Grady's!
oldschool - April 27, 2008 - Report this comment
i used to eat a bag a day, damn i wantz my O'Grady's
Elizabeth Guaderrama - May 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I sure miss these chips. I ate them as a youngster. I have found none that measure up to the taste & thickness. I wish they would bring them back soon...
Chris - May 08, 2008 - Report this comment
WOW. I have been thinking about these chips for years and just got aroung to looking them up on the interweb to see if I was able to order some. I guess they aren't made anymore, but I am happy to see there are other chipoholics that loved them as much as I did. Gonna try the Ruffles tomorrow.
Steve - May 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Eating the Ruffles Extra Thick Au Gratin as I am writing this..and if I close my eyes, I swear it is the eighties again. Anyone who is a skeptic...give in and give them a try, you will not be disappointed
Greg - May 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Just bought a bag of Ruffles Thick Cut cheddar baked potato chips from the vending machine. They are basically O'Grady's repackaged with the Ruffles name. They taste like pretty much what I remember from the '80s. We used to eat these with wine coolers in high school. So '80s!
Jeneen - May 29, 2008 - Report this comment
After a hard day of sloughing it around the halls of my middle school, I would come home, get myself a root beer and a bag of O'Grady's Hearty Seasoned Potato Chips, plop myself on the couch and watch the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Those were the days.:^)
Mark - June 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved O'Grady's. I can still taste their rich thich flavor. I used to watch Cubs games, Harey Carey, Jody Davis and bag of O'Grady's. I am going to try the Ruffles thick cut and see if it will get me back to about 1982. What a time and what a chip.
Craig Hubbard - July 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I tried the new ruffles, they are sort of like the OG's but the ridges are wider. I had a computer class back in the 80's and the text mentioned that the OG ridges were designed by a computer. Whatever it was, those were some of the best chips I ever had. I don't know why so many of the things I liked are gone now. So sad.
pat - July 24, 2008 - Report this comment
where can these ruffles be found? i'm looking all over but they don't seem to have em where i live in mass.
TRICIA - August 04, 2008 - Report this comment
William - August 12, 2008 - Report this comment
My wife was telling me a story about chocolate covered potato chips. That's when the memory of O'Grady's came back. I LOVED 'EM!!!! They weren't a weak chip and had tons of flavor. I thought I was the only one who remembered them. I didn't know if it was just a Nebraska or Midwest thing.
Andy - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I've had the Ruffles Extra Thick and they are close, but still not as good as the genuine O'Grady's Au Gratin I remember. I still fondly remember a weekly ritual of walking to the corner store to get 2 bags of O'Grady's and some cherry coke, going home and munching away while watching Hunter. Strange how a chip can achieve such reverence to be imprinted in our memories. I go wish they'd bring back the original O'Grady's Au Gratin.
NICCI - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Lisa - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I came across this website a little bit ago and started looking up some of these obscure foods that not many people seem to remember and was pleased to find there were others out there that remember these. And it was funny, the VERY NEXT day at work in the vending machine!! That was freaky.....anyways, yes they are good but not exactly the same as what I remember. I know we have a picture from when my husband & I were in college and there's an O'Grady's bag next to me. Everytime I see that picture I get the craving!!
ERrik - February 12, 2009 - Report this comment
looking for a group for this, this superhero will make this Clue: Me
kathy - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow! I am not alone after all! I loved these chips and have searched the entire east coast for them. My favorite was the au gratin flavor, they were so thick and tasty. The closet is (but not the same)is Ruffles Sour and Cheddar.I still dream of a big bag of OGradys from the 80's!!!
CudaDude - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
...I see allot of others also loved & wish O'Grady's were with us.(sigh)
O'GRADYLADYFROMTHE80'S - February 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Try Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut chips the lightly salted are kinda burnt and thick and sooooo good and they don't break when you dip them. The Yogurt and Dill are awesome too but any dill flavored chip is great to me. We need more dill chips!! Pringles makes a good one but they are hard to find and Eagle makes a dill ranch that is my new favorite. MORE DILL FLAVOR ON POTATO CHIPS!!!!!
Hesham D - March 03, 2009 - Report this comment
First chips I tried when I first came to the states in 1986. I cannot forget the tatse.
Grant - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
My siste and I used to save our pocket money every week and come Thursday (Shopping Day) we would rush to the supermarket and buy O'Gradys. We loved them so much we wrote to the company and told them and they sent us some stickers with the blue label white writineg and red line underneath. These were the best chips I ever tasted, they werent cheap but the thickness was the best. Then they dissapeared, we were devastated, we thought they were popular and hared to get. 20 years on we still remember those chips and will always be the best there was and ever will be. Long live O'gradys.
David - April 12, 2009 - Report this comment
We used to have them in Australia as well - Hearty Seasoning.....num, num, num, num....
Edward Virtually - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
in one of my previous google minings for information on the fate of these chips, i happened across a mention of them in a business class textbook that said they were discontinued because frito lay and the maker of the process used to create the special thick chips got into a fight about money and frito lay canceled the chips as a result.
Lidia - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm with everyone else, I loved these chips and still crave them. My whole family were addicted to them. I remember sitting with my family in loungeroom and watching Star Wars while eating them one ridge at a time...BRING THEM BACK LAYS!!!!
Ex-Frito Guy - June 16, 2009 - Report this comment
I was a sales manager in Iowa for Frito-Lay when the O'Gradys brand was launched and they were an instant hit. I doubt anyone remembers this but the chips were originally cut left to right on one side of the chip and top to bottom on the other side. The cut was fairly quickly changed to a cut similar to what you see with Ruffles. The original cut was pretty cool and necessary to thoroughly cook the chip given it's thickness. O'Gradys was unable to become a national brand and F-L eventually pulled the plug on it, but it was a huge seller in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas.
tohru0827 - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
We loved them in Kentucky, too! I miss them so much! They were the only chip of that thickness and texture. I am glad so many other people enjoyed them, but sad that they no longer make them...
SteveO - July 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I read on a site that Frito Lay had to stop making them because the way they were made (super thick cut and the type of oil used etc) was no longer economical. Apparently they had to employ people to remove chips by hand that were not cut properly all to do with the way the processing was done. Such a shame. The Sour Cream ones were to die for. Everyone leave a comment on Frito lay site, maybe we'll get them back!
Leslie - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
What can we do to bring back these chips!? I've been looking for the sour cream and onion ones for YEARS! As a travelling gymnast I happened upon some in Vancouver in 1992 long after they'd disappeared in Montreal. Haven't liked any other sour cream chip since. Come on Frito Lay, BRING THEM BACK!!!
Diane - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember finding them at my college's snack bar in about 1984 and became instantly addicted. They were around for such a short time, but were the best chips I'd ever had outside of Pennsylvania. Pretty much every product I loved from the 70s and 80s has been discontinued. Memories!
james - September 29, 2009 - Report this comment
my brother my uncle and myself all used to enjoy the hearty seasoned chips over here in connecticut and vermont i was also hoping that i would stumble upon them again. i hope if the do bring them back i hope they use the original reciepes unlike the good and fruity's that they are remaking which are nothing like we had in the 80's
borg - October 02, 2009 - Report this comment
The Sour Cream & Bacon flavor was the best!
Pick - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
My best friend and I would 'walk' trough the drive thru at the local bank and take out $5. That would be spent on O'Gradys (and Skittles).
Amy - October 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these when I was little and I totally forgot about them until tonight when I ate some Ruffles- cheddar/sour cream chips-- I, instantly, remembered O'Grady's-- so weird. When I googled it I found all these sites dedicated to finding them. Hilarious! Thanks guys!
Tina - October 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Tha Au Gratin chip are good but they cannot be compared to O'Grady's chips. They were awesome!! I've been looking for them and am not successful.
Argo - November 20, 2009 - Report this comment
We used to buy O'Gradys whenever we went out in our motor boat because they didn't turn into potato dust when bounced around. God they went good with a beer. Who was the genious that allowed them to go off the market.
Chip_Monster - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Nobody at my work remembers O'Gradys! I think of "The Works" everytime I'm in the grocery store chip aisle! Chips now-a-days have no taste after the initial 2-3 chips, O'Gradys was different. You could scoop concrete with these bad boys!!!!
Tina B. - December 14, 2009 - Report this comment
netnet - February 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been missing the O'Gradys sour cream and bacon for years and would love to see them back.
Ty E. - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
O'Grady's... O' where art thou... Ruffles doesnt come close to the thickness. Dorito's dont have as much cheese flavor on them... Please... Bring back O'Grady's or at least one bag for everyone on this forum!!!
oklahomasteve - February 18, 2010 - Report this comment
OMFG!!! O'Gradys Hearty Seasonings was the BOMB back in the day. I have DEF wanted to snatch a bag ever since the mid 80's left me having to grow up in Oklahoma. BOO on you Frito-Lay, this really was an awesome mid-west/south-west product. I'd buy them again if they were available.
Katrina - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
It is so awesome to find this site. I thought I was the only one who remembered how great these chips were. My family was very poor back then and these were a little bit more expensive than other chips(If I recall correctly). So, I've only had one bag of these in my whole life. That was more than 20 years ago when I was 10. Still, I have never forgotten how good they were. I would pay $100 for a bag of any flavor O'Gradys today. How can we get these back?
Chris - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Miss em...loved em...need em. Tell me that some potato chip exec is reading this.
Becky - March 09, 2010 - Report this comment
This really freaks me out! I thought i was the only one! I remember I would go to the orthodontist and get my braces tightened and come home and be in total pain but would nibble on them just to be able to eat them!
Mark Schuknecht - March 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Me and my best friend would eat O'Grady's Au Gratin for lunch EVERY DAY in High School! I just emailed Frito-Lay and told them to bring them back. Do the same and tell all of your friends to as well. Just Google "Frito Lay contact" and it will link you there. Let's get them back, people!
Robin Powell - April 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Lay's Kettle Cooked Sharp Cheddar is really, *really* close (flavour, not texture) to O'Grady's Au Gratin.
ann stern - April 15, 2010 - Report this comment
My son and I loved the cheese flavored O'Grady cheese flavored chips. We would finish a bag.
Jay V - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
O'Grady's Au Gratin were the best potato chips ever made; when I was a kid and go to the grocery store with my Mom, I would actually sneak off to the chip/soda aisle and just open up a bag and start eating it! I probably did that 50 times before my Mom caught me.
Kim - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
These were excellent chips,i loved them so much,who ever made them please,please,please put them out again,chips like those were never ever duplicated ,why do they discontinue all the great products,u figure they would try again,with a new generation out there. excellent chips.
Tippa - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm not alone! I was just trying to explain to a friend how unbelievable the O'grady's Hearty Seasoning chips were... so thick, heavy, and a strong unbelievably tasty flavour that hasn't been replicated since... so if the ruffles still make the au gratin flavour, is there a hearty seasoning version available too? The comment about the ridges is so true! They WERE alot closer and finer than chips of today... great memories of a fine product :)
Vito - June 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to eat these in university in canada and through my single days in the late 80's early 90's. Nothing beat having sour creme and bacon flavored OGradys/Oryans when your sponsered by visine. Ruffles sour creme and bacon suck. They took away my favorite chip and I don't buy ruffles because of it. Bastards
AJM2151 - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Heartbreak!! Au gratin were good, but the ultimate, were the O'Grady's MSG/Heroin flavor AKA Hearty Seasoned. Seriously, what did they put in them?? Total O'Grady's junkie at 9. Since then, Ruffles has made a weak attempt to duplicate the O'Grady's taste with "the works." Don't stay weak Ruffles. . . Bring back the brine process for a major thick potato cut crunch and add twice as much seasoning!! C'mon, the people have spoken. . . Show us something!!
Mercury - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
The Works was the best chip ever made.
Lee-Shell - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Hi we are in Witbank Mpumelanga South-Africa, Can u Pleaseeeeeee bring O'Gradys salt and Vinigar back? We loved that Flavour! Thanx
Chad - July 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I Still have dreams about O'Grady's hearty seasoned from my youth! I could eat a bag in a weekend! This was in the South East, so sad when they just disappeared...
Valerie - August 19, 2010 - Report this comment
These always went good with onion beef burgers! My mother and my whole family would always compliment onion beef burgers by getting these chips...or we'd just have them for a snack! They were friggin' awesome!
Kellie - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember these when I was in high school. My mom and I would have late night munchies and we would drive to the nearest 7-11 for RC cola (in glass bottles!) and O'Gradys cheddar chips!
Gruntwilligar T. Honkenoffski - October 16, 2010 - Report this comment
These chips pop into my head every now and then. I finally was in front of the computer when it happened. Once I am President (vote for me in '12!) I will pass a law requiring them to be brought back exactly as they were in the 80s. No substitutions, no ingredient changes to be "healthier." O'Grady's were simply the BEST. CHIPS. EVER.
Latimer Hasselfactor - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Frito Lay should sell the brand to a premium chip maker or relaunch the brand as a premium chip, such as Kettle. I would pay twice the going rate for Wavy Lays for the herb seasons chips. Hello?
I Miss O'Grady's - December 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I asked my roommate if she remembered them, and she couldn't. I know that they were the best chips ever!!! That's probably why I like Lay's Wavy Chips. They come close, but they aren't O'Grady's! I used to spend my allowance on them at the corner store when I was a kid! It would be lovely if they came back on the market!
Nupur - January 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I remembered O'Gradys today suddenly. They were the best chips I ever had.
buckeye71 - January 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember those chips, dang they were good, my friendsand I would down a bag a those a week, 84' mtv, atari, and o'gradys, those were the days!
Nepagreg - March 01, 2011 - Report this comment
It was a sad day when I couldn't find O'Gradys cheddar chips in the store. No other chip even comes close! I wish I could close my eyes and open them to find a bag of them and a box of Yum Yum cookies in front of me!
Shabazz - March 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, man, I miss these. I've had a lot of good chips since, but nothing compares to O'Gradys au gratin. Wish they'd bring them back.
Trent - April 23, 2011 - Report this comment
O'Gradys chips were by far the best chips I have ever eaten and think about then often. I thought I would Google and see if they were for sale in any other countries and I quickly saw from the comments that like everyone else that they havn't been available for a long time. We are missing the chip of the century so why doesn't someone do something about it!!!
Mig - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved O'Gradys Au Gratin flavour in Australia in the 80's. Didn't even cross my mind they were big in the US before I thought to Google them today. BRING BACK THE O'GRADYS!!
crystal - May 14, 2011 - Report this comment
i need ogradys chips bad come on
BIG HUD - June 20, 2011 - Report this comment
BRING THEM BACK BRING THEM BACK the best chip I ever ate hey frito lay bring them back PLEASE
joiimumzie - June 23, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG!!! My husband and I were reminiscing last night about the infamous O'Grady's..Au Gratin ~ Yeaaaah Baby! Those were hands down, by far, THE BEST chips EEEVEEER!! On a whim, I googled them and stumbled on this very cool to read how a single product can evoke such strong fond memories for so many people. We used to eat them in the summertime when it was too hot to cook big meals (in California) and so my mom would make a big spread of different cold cuts and sandwich fixings, and we'd all build our own crazy big deli sandwich, and just like the beautiful love-duo of PB&J or mac&cheese, we ALWAYS had our homemade deli sandwich & O'Grady's! Those were the days! I would pay TRIPLE for them today! Are you listening, Frito-Lay??? TRIPLE! Get on it!
louis - August 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss the chedder o'gradys please someone start makeing them again so many memories with these chips .
Gordo from AZ - September 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Best chip ever! Bring em back!
Big D - October 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah!! I get a craving for these often too!! Please someone figure a way to get thim back!! Figured I'd try to look the up no avail!! Loved them!
misinaugratin - October 22, 2011 - Report this comment
i am shocked i found this,, i have been asking and talking about cheddar chips by ogradys for 20 + years,, truely the best ever,, they just vanished,,
zak - November 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Awsome taste!!!! Great for the MUNCHIES! Figures they went out with the 80's when things were cool! Wish they were still around! If they were though, they would make them healthy. Then they would suck! Mabey they are better as a great memory...
Silkee' - December 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss the O'gradys too the flavors i remember the most were Au'gratin & Hearty Seasoning. I wish they would bring those back.They were the best chips. Hey! Frito Lay bring them back! or we boycott. lol
surrey72 - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Very weird that I came across this. #1 hit if you google "o gradys sour cream and onion chips".
CC1976 - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I miss those chips. I still crave them, nothing has ever matched the awesome flavour and bite of the cheddar flavour.. I googled the chips because I just tried another brand and I always remember them and hope the next thing I try will be as good, nothing has ever come close.. Its weird that 20 years or so onwards, I still want a bag of O'gradys Chips in Cheddar flavour.
Joe76 - January 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Ham sandwiches with mayo and stacked with O'Gradys Au Gratin is what I remember best from childhood, Dang I wish they would bring back that cheesy yumminess.
Gary - January 30, 2012 - Report this comment
O'Grady's Au Gratin, best chip ever. They were real thick, and you could scoop up lots dip, and they wouldn't break apart. I really miss those.
Thomas - March 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Sundays watching football games eating o grady chips rocked really miss those chips they were the best bring them back
Jamie - March 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone have the O'Grady's recipe? Maybe we can make our own!
Roo - April 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I just tried the Kettle brand crinkle cut chips in zesty ranch and the thickness was the closest that I have had since O'Grady's. Hettle has a crinkle cut cheddar flavor as well and I will be sure to buy them on my next trip to the store to see if they can even come close.
B - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I'd give anything for O'Gradys to re-release Cheese and Fine Herbs chips. Sleepovers whilst watching John Hughes movies and eatings these. Those were the days!
mid - August 24, 2012 - Report this comment
oh, so sad. so missed. there was another brand... "ma"-something or other. in the UK (perhaps canada too?) there are mccoys extra thick. not QUITE the same but closer than anything in the u.s.
JS - October 11, 2012 - Report this comment
Bring them back Frito-Lay!!!
TAMMY - December 22, 2012 - Report this comment
omg these chips are the best and will never ever be subsituted for, the flavour and texture were a devine explosion in your mouth i would love to see them bought back, please please bring them back its the little pleasures in life that help get us through with a smile!!
Suz... - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes I want them back!! The sour cream and onion ones were dream stuff from my past!
bob - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
o'gradys cheese flavoured,they were in a blueish bag .old chedder cheese and close spaced ripples,tight.they were and if still r someonewhereout there,are my favorite chip of all and a friend were just talking about them the other day.I'd pay 5 bucks for a bag right now.Love them love them love them.bringem back pleeeeeeeeeeeease please please please
Steve - February 23, 2013 - Report this comment
My guilty pleasure was a bag of OG, a gallon of milk, and a package of "grasshopper" cookies - chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos) with mint creme on the inside.
Michele - February 27, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved the Au gratin O'Grady's chips. I just so happen to be an O'Grady and an old friend used to call me potato chip because she loved the chips and my name was O'Grady! Please bring them back!
Carrie - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Bring this slice of Heaven on Earth back!!!!!!!!
Markie - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
looking to find the GREATEST POTATO CHIP FLAVOUR EVER...........O'GRADY'S AU GRATIN.....please bring them back...heck even I'd pay triple the price best chips ever...... 80's rocked
Rosey - July 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember O'Grady,s interwoven in these sweet memories: my first kiss, first (used) car, first year of college and first job that paid more than minimum wage. Either I'm getting old or those days really are a fading memory that just gets better with time! I wish they were all still here! I think my kid's would like to try them and have those same kind of "firsts" memories to reminisce about.
Chris D - July 14, 2013 - Report this comment
Amen. So sad. I had forgotten what I did when I was ten. Sometimes it was pacman or haunted house instead of pitfall (but mostly pitfall), but it was always O'Grady's Au Gratin. From about age 7 to 12, my grandmother would always have an entenmann's raspberry danish when we came to visit. From about 12 until they were discontinued, Gram would have a bag of O'Grady's Au Gratin chips for me. She knew something that each of her grandchildren really liked and made sure she always had it on hand when they came to visit. So, yeah, I ate a lot of these. They're not the same, but Ruffles Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream chips have pretty much the same seasoning. So that's something!
Martin - August 10, 2013 - Report this comment
hi guys I know what you mean the thick chip with like double the flavour? yea that the ones we have in South africa O'Grady's the very tasty hehe come visit SA you'll get them here
Jonathan Keeley - January 27, 2014 - Report this comment
O'Grady's Au Gratin potato chips: They were good - really darn good.
James R - February 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved the chips as much as anyone on this site. I as well would be willing to pay double for a bag over regular chips. Every time I go to the chip isle in the supermarket I think of the Au Gratin thick cut chip. O'Gradys will forever be the best.
Charlie - February 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Came out in 1984
Angela - April 23, 2014 - Report this comment
These were my all time favorite chips. I loved the o'gradys au gratin cheddar chips, I wish frito lay would put them back on the market. There isn't another nor will there ever be a chip that even comes close to o'gradys. Would love to see them again. This was definitly a frito-lay loss. To bring that back would be a profit gain for the company.
joey k - May 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved them had them in the 7th grade . I remember thinking I could get a bag or play another game of kung fu at the store loved that game .
Patty E - March 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I would just love to be able to buy these just once again. I can't believe they were removes from the market. There isn't any chip that comes close. All the different flavors Lays tries to make, all they need to do is bring these back!!!!! Please
Deb S - April 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Had these chips when living in Canada, they were the best chips ever and nothing else comes close. Ive had withdrawals not being able to have any. Bring back O'Gradys !!!!!
Deb S - April 28, 2015 - Report this comment
Actually, if anyone knows where in the world they can be purchased, I would contact the company and organise to pay for boxes of them to be sent to Aus to satisfy our cravings!
Chas - May 31, 2015 - Report this comment
They remake crappy movies these days because the new generation hasn't/won't see the old ones. So why not relaunch O'Gradys for a new generation? That way you could sell a lot of chips to the young punks and also give us old people what we've been dying for forever!
Jon - June 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Damn I miss the O'Grady's! Au gratin was my favorite, until... I had some Hearty seasonings cuz they were out of au gratin. That was over the top!!! As a kid, I always hated the taste of green and red bell peppers, so I was a bit reluctant about the picture on the bag, but once in my mouth, it tasted like perfection, period. Can't believe they killed the brand. In fact, that is the story of my life, everything I loved was always short lived, so I'm kinda used to it, sadly...
Ryan - June 29, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember sneaking these from my mom, as they were her absolute FAVE when I was little, and we were never supposed to touch em. They were WORTH getting in trouble for. The Ruffles Thick were GREAT, haven't found them in years though.
Alex - July 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Unreal!! Thought I was a tool for not being able to forget the best chips EVER created! I've been telling my kids about them for years! I miss them I would pay 100 for a fresh bag. Viva ogradys
cathy - July 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I am writing to Frito Lay begging them to market the O'gradys brand for the sake of the teens of the 80's. I swear I can still remember the taste and testure of the augratin chips.
cathy - July 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I got a response from Frito Lay. Their response was, "some snacks must be discontinued to make room for new ideas and the ever changing market demand". We have to show Frito Lay there is a HUGE market demand for the O'Gradys brand potato chips. Please call Frito Lay at 1-800-352-4477 M-F 9:00AM - 4:30PM CT Or visit their website
Matt O'Grady - July 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I didn't make the chips, but I sure had a special bond with them. Gosh, they were good.
Todd - October 16, 2015 - Report this comment
Ive been thinking about the cheddar O-gradys for 25yrs! BRING BACK O-GRADYS!
Ron - November 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember O'grady's garden herb flavor was my favorite sure wish they had something comparable to that.
BuddaBrooks - December 31, 2015 - Report this comment
the reason ogrady's au gratin were banned in australia was the very high MSG content
Mike - March 15, 2016 - Report this comment
Jonnyjib - June 26, 2016 - Report this comment
All time best chip!!!! Insane they aren't made still?!?!?! I'll never understand why the chip industry doesn't make a move? You could scoop ice cream with those chips they were soo hearty!!!
Chris - October 18, 2016 - Report this comment
O'Grady's Augratin were the best chips ever made. I still remember them every time I'm in the chip isle. Wish they would bring them back. So sad.
Aussie Steve - February 22, 2017 - Report this comment
Some time back here in AUSTRALIA, The Smiths chips actually brought out the STRONG AND BITEY chips and they were the closest I had ever had the chance to reminise over the O'gradys Au gratin, they were near perfection, but like all dame companies, it was pulled from the shelves here and re-released some time later as BEGA FLAVOURED cheese chips..... close, but no cigar.... As soon as I perfect time travel, I will travel back to the 80's and gorge myself into oblivion on the good old O'gradys AU Gratin.... and return with a 40 foot shipping container load as my personal stash.....
george - July 19, 2017 - Report this comment
I love chips, mainly thick ridged potato chips. I just recently found out about Sobey's Compliments Extraaa flavour ones and they taste great. Thick and harder than the usual Ruffles and its ilk. The Extraaa brought back memories of the O'Grady's chips that I had back in the 80s, and unfortunately Lay's discontinued them shortly after. These Extraaa chips seem to be sold only in full-size regular Sobeys stores, not the smaller Sobey's Urban Fresh ones.
Paula Mckie - November 09, 2017 - Report this comment
Every Year, My Husband Or Somebody Always Ask Me What I Would Like For Christmas Or Any Holiday, I Always Tell Them That I Really Would Love To Have Some O'Gradys Chips, This Company Started Something, And Then "Bam" It Was Gone, I Couldn't Believe You Would Take Away Such A Treasure, If Only I Could Have Some More O'Gradys Chips, I Would Be In Heaven.... Maybe One Day You Guys Will Return My Dream Chips.... Thank You So Much For Creating Such A Fine Chip....
Melinda - April 22, 2018 - Report this comment
Absolutely loved these chips 🍟. The last time I had these was at the bus stop waiting to go the city in the 80's. Geez, so wish they were on the shelves again. Ruffles were pretty good but not the same. Yummmmmm.
ScottT - June 23, 2018 - Report this comment
O'Grady's Au Gratins on a tuna fish sandwich! Watch out, watch out, memories...
Delong from Cry Havic - June 23, 2018 - Report this comment
What about Herr's from PA? Did yo ever see 'The Office' when they wanted Herr chips?
Sri - June 24, 2018 - Report this comment
I miss O'Grady's au gratin chips so much. Can't believe how many others are reminiscing about these chips like myself. Wish the company that made them would bring back the chip of course with the original recipe intact. Was just sitting here telling our youngest children about how delicious these chips were, can't believe how all the good snack foods are no longer around
Don H - July 04, 2018 - Report this comment
As I understand it, O'Grady's were outselling sister brand Ruffles somewhere in their second year on the market in many areas - and since they cost slightly more to make but were priced the same, Frito-Lay decided they were losing money and killed the brand off.
Bill b. - January 22, 2019 - Report this comment
O’Grady potato chips were and always will be the best chip on the market and the proof is in the pudding read the comments frito lay you will no doubt make a profit if you bring them back the same way they were made in the 80’s give us something to put a smile back on our faces in these tough times our country is going thru!!! In my opinion I think we should go back to a lot of things the way they used to be and again that’s just my opinion but it sure would be awesome to start with this O’Grady potato chip please do the right thing and bring the O’Grady chip back there has never been another chip made that comes close to the taste of an O’Grady potato chip so if your reading this frito lay bring em back please!!!
Dan from Canada - February 24, 2019 - Report this comment
I agree! After all these years, we still remember this particular taste and feelings!!! I just did a little search on the many web site and people and discussions about the O’Grady chips!!! They should definitly bring back this wonderfull product!!!
gary dean - May 25, 2019 - Report this comment
these chips were awesome I ate these back around 1984 they should bring them back
Aaron from Australia - May 27, 2019 - Report this comment
Does anyone have any suggestions on chips like these available in 2019? O'grady's certainly were the best ever.....
Bethany - November 04, 2019 - Report this comment
Seriously... the chip company ought to figure out that these are missed!
Gobbledok - January 28, 2020 - Report this comment
I used to love these. I remember eating them, watching State of Origin in the late 80s and early 90s. Then they were gone. Nothing comes close.
Lord O’Grady’s - July 31, 2020 - Report this comment
If I ever win the lottery I promise you all, these chips will return!!!
Baldin Wally - May 11, 2023 - Report this comment
Try Walmarts Great Value Cheddar and Sour Cream. Very very close. And yes!!!! On a tuna sandwhich!!! Ill never forget my aunt would give me a bag of goodies to take on the bus to school sporting events and often to my delight i would find a bag of ogradys. But seriously try the walmart ones. And there cheap too!

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