Sunday, December 7, 2008

Slim Chiply Couture


Just in time for the holidays, Slim Chiply t-shirts and other paraphernalia are now available online.

18 comments:

  1. yup, sit there munching them greezy nasty salt encrusted polysaturated with God knows what, jump up WALK to the TV, grab the dial and rotate it over to channel 7, and sing: "Roy O'Brian's got them buyin' and buyin', they come from many miles away! You'll save Yourself a lot of dollars-dollars byt driving out his way today", just waiting to change the channel over to Windsor and catch Bill Kennedy's program. Rita Bell having been over for for a few hours, and Mr. Magic/Johnny Ginger/RayDean and Friends/Milky the Clown not on yet. And finally washing down the geeze and salt with a big slug of red pop from the Old Man's stash from the Soda Pop shoppe. Life was Good when GM ruled America...

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  2. Our Cub Scout den from Longfellow did a tour of the Paramount plant. At the end we were each presented with what was then a dime bag. They were still warm, right off the line. Now there's some primo munchin.

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  3. Oooh, I want one of those shirts!

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  4. jbing, where was the plant located?

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  5. I'm not positive, it's been a while. If I had to guess I'd say the Paramount plant was on either Lapeer Rd. or Lippincott near Dort Hwy.

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  6. Gordon:

    If my memory is right -- Paramount Potato Chips was located on Lapeer Road, west of Dort Hwy., not too far from where Buckler Beverage bottled Hire's Root Beer.

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  7. My Father's ex-girlfriend used to work at Paramount. She gave us a tour once and we got to eat the warm chips right off of the line. It was amazing. Warm fresh chips are quite delicious.

    An interesting side note...she worked there for many years and she kept getting passed over for promotions so she sued. She won the suit and was awarded $100,000.00 but shortly thereafter Paramount filed for bankruptcy and she never collected.

    Also, it would seem since Blogger changed everything around and I have two blogs here I can't post under my blog account. Odd. I am currently trying to figure out how to delete my first blog since it seems to be confusing matters. Anyone know what I should do?

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  8. Velvet, to delete a blog, open the blog you want to delete; sign in to the blog; from the Dashboard, click the "Settings" tab; once you're in "Settings" scroll down to the bottom of the page and there should be a section for deleting the blog.

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  9. I'm getting a little jealous...all these people eating warm chips off the assembly line. It's such a Flint way to snack.

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  10. Ah thanks for the tip. Very helpful indeed.

    Yes we do pretty much do everything right off of the line in Flint don't we? ;)

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  11. oooyeah, and drench 'em with gravy and chili cheese sauce! then lie there on the couch, one hand rubbing the extended gut, a quiet belch slipping from the side of the mouth...all this and cable, too! now, for a wee nap, then a couple more pulls off the Strawberry Hill and get ready for my shift.

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  12. Slim Chipley....Buckler Beverage...definitely some stuff to remember there.

    Remember the M and S sodas? They were out during the seventies. Then they decided to get some real brand names.

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  13. One of the things that I can remember before my parents got divorced was those "special" Saturday nights. They were special because it wasn't something that happened very often, but it brought a smile to my face every time that it did.

    A special Saturday night was getting the family gathering around the tv set to watch the CBS line-up of westerns that included "Gunsmoke" and "Have Gun Will Travel" and then switching it over to ABC to watch boxing on "The Fight of the Week".

    My Mom would pop up a big bowl of popcorn with loads of butter and to satisfy our thirst -- (this is what made it all special) ice cold twelve ounce bottles of M&S Red Pop.

    It seems in Michigan that all of the glory goes to Faygo when the topic of Red Pop is discussed -- but growing up in Flint in the 50's and 60's....there was only one Red Pop -- and it was M&S!

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  14. I agree 100% with Rich. M&S was tops for a cold bottle of red pop.

    When I hark back to great moments in Flint style snacking, I recall the ding-aling-aling-aling of the ice cream cart coming up Mallery St. The little white 3-wheeler contained delights like: popsicle, fudgesicle, creamsicle, Eskimo pie and the ice cream sandwich.

    On some of those hot summer, shade lounging days the semi-tough but enterprising kid pushing the cart would have to fend off attempts by kids desperate for a chunk of dry ice. This mysterious substance could be more coveted than ice cream itself. Just the opportunity to spit on a small piece and watch it boil was a rare and awesome experience.

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  15. At my house, we fought over the M&S creme soda with the blue and white label and bottle cap!

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  16. Omigosh, the ice cream cart! What a memory. I don't think I could have said why ice cream TRUCKS are not familiar to me except as through the media. But once they were mentioned here, I could remember even the hatch on the ice cream cart being opened... My husband and I once encountered an ice cream truck that sold not only ice cream novelties but also fireworks. For the little kiddies. This was on the Outer Banks of NC.

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  17. Nice to see the comments regarding M&S on here. My Grandfather invented/started M&S and my Dad and Uncles own/ran it until it was sold in the early 70's to a national company. I have a lot of memories of the plant on Saginaw street as I grew up in the 60's.

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  18. Regarding the location of the Paramount Potato Chips plant:

    A bit of Google mining came up with this article on MLive http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2008/08/genesee_county_still_eying_1m.html, which I think from a review of current and 1999 Google Earth imagery pertains to 2222 Lippincott, just west of Dort on the south side.

    Regarding a nearby location of the Buckler Beverages plant, this MLive article by local historian Gary Flinn http://www.mlive.com/opinion/flint/index.ssf/2009/01/cocacola_bottling_company_leav.html doesn't quite answer the question, but nonetheless is filled with interesting lore.

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