Kettle Foods is an international manufacturer of potato chips, tortilla chips, and nut butters based in Salem, Oregon, United States, with a European and Middle East headquarters in Norwich, United Kingdom. As of 2006 they were the largest natural potato chip brand in the U.S. The company, founded in 1978 by Cameron Healy has been owned by Diamond Foods since 2010 and was previously sold to Lion Capital in 2006.
The company offers its products through select grocery and food retailers in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It also sells its products through its online store.
Kettle Foods products, marketed as all-natural, is best-known for its potato chips (batch-cooked and extra crunchy). Their potato chips are fried using expeller-pressed high-monounsaturated safflower and/or sunflower and/or canola oil. The company has occasionally held contests to introduce new flavors. The 2006 contest winners were “Tuscan Three Cheese” and “Buffalo Bleu”, a spicy, savory chip; past contest winners include “Cheddar Beer”, “Jalapeno Jack” and “Spicy Thai”.