We are back for our second installment of Cider and Snacks! For this episode, we will be reviewing a cider and a tasty potato-y snack. We were able to try two Virginia-based products, again, and had some thoughts on their pairing. This time we had Route 11 Potato Chips & Coyote Hole Creek Cider. Let’s get to know them both.
Route 11 Chips makes some of the best damn chips I’ve ever experienced. Starting in 1992, they opened their own shop in an old feed store in Middletown, Virginia. They have been rocking and rolling ever since, making great chips, for over 25 years. They have since graduated to a better space to keep their high-quality products safe!
From Route 11’s perspective: “In 2018, we designed and built a state of the art facility, specifically for our process. This was a huge undertaking, but has allowed us to grow in a very efficient manner. We integrated a lot of green principles into our building—see sustainability—and are focused on being as waste-free a facility as possible. We’re also incredibly transparent. You can come direct to the source and watch us make your favorite potato chips. We are very proud of our business model committed to making a great product on a daily basis.”
And since we are close to the holidays, perhaps you want to buy a tin for someone you love? Here is the link for that as well: https://www.rt11.com/category/chip-tins
Coyote Hole Cider is a Virginia cider out of Lake Anna, VA that is available mostly in northern and eastern Virginia. They kickstarted and grew funds to open their cidery in 2016. Their products are never from concentrate, made with 100% Virginia apples and other local fruits & run the gambit on flavors including Sangria (fruit wine), dry-hopped (the one we used for pairing), Ciderita (Margarita style), and Citrus Spring (strawberry lemon).