Company History

Grippo's was founded by Angelo Grippo in 1919. Known as
the Grippo's Cone Company, it manufactured rolled sugar
cones in a one-room office on Court Street in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Grippo's added pretzels to their business and in 1923 began
hand twisting and baking the traditional twist pretzel. The
standard sized pretzel sold for a penny each at retail locations
throughout Greater Cincinnati.
     In 1930, Angelo Grippo invented the loop pretzel. Mr.
Grippo wanted a simple pretzel that could be made easily and
would resist breakage. The loop pretzel looks like a tear drop.
Mr Grippo not only invented but also constructed and put into
operation the pretzel looping machines.
In 1959, Grippo's added potato chips to its product line. Today,
Grippo's continues to bring fresh deliciously new snack foods
to market, like Grippo's famous Barbeque Potato Chips,
Cheese and Jalapeno Chips and Sweet Bermuda Onion
Chips. Grippo's products can be found in your local
Supermarkets and Convenient Stores.

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                Grippo's  Mission

       Grippo's is the original "Fun Food
Company" because we've been having fun
satisfying your craving for snack food for over
80 years.

       Three generations of the Grippo's family
are committed to making and distributing
the freshest, highest quality potato chips and
snack foods you can eat. So when someone
tells you to "get a grip!" you know what they
mean...get Grippo's!!!