Spud Buds Is a Local Brand of Potato Chips That Wants to Honor Our Locally Grown SpudsNovember 24, 2018
Leonard Co, who had been dreaming up a potato chip brand since 2013, tapped buddy Harry Ong, who had then been working on his own restaurant in DLSU, to start a brand based around the versatile spud. Co tells us that potatoes are his ‘go-to food, hands down’, telling us that he has a deep passion for potatoes, and we can sure tell.
He describes the brand as one that advocates potato varieties grown locally, which he has explored through the wide range of products they offer as well as their high quality (” . . . the world [should] know that our variants are grown well and can be at par, if not better, than others”). Chocolate-covered potato chips were their first product, followed by kettle-cooked potato chips and sweet potato chips, and their most recent innovation (and our new favorite movie snack), the sweet potato shoestring chips. The idea is simple: to use locally sourced potatoes, with no extenders or substitutes.
The sweet potato shoestring chips are light (and on the pocket) on the tummy, but heavy on the crunch. You’ll find yourself chewing through this bag of kamote chips slower than you would a bag of white potato chips; the better to appreciate the flavor and texture, we say. Co emphasizes how they want to honor the farmers who grow our deliciously underrated spuds, and we don’t think there is any better way to do so than by enjoying a bag of Philippine-grown goodness.
A local brand of potato chips.