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Detroit Friends Potato Chips made famous as one of Oprah's 'favorite things'

Detroit Friends Potato Chips made famous as one of Oprah's 'favorite things'

Daytime TV legend Oprah Winfrey announced this year's list of her favorite things and the thick cut chips by community start-up 'Detroit Friends Potato Chips' were one of the 104 products she picked.

November 22, 2016
Whenever Oprah Winfrey endorses a product, you better believe business will be booming for that company.

That's what community start-up 'Detroit Friends Potato Chips' found out.

Daytime TV legend Oprah Winfrey announced this year's list of her favorite things and these chips were one of the 104 products she picked.

Mike Wimberley, founder and owner of Friends of Detroit Potato Chips

Michael Wimberley, the founder of Detroit Friends Potato Chip:

"We are so delighted, it's an honor to be named by such a well known person."
In a matter of hours, several calls have come in and sales are expected to go up, something they've been ready for.

Michael Wimberley:

"We just been working very hard to make sure that we can supply the community."
So why do you want to keep your eyes peeled for this chip? The proceeds go to their soup kitchen and they provide jobs. They grow there own potatoes in vacant lots-turned-gardens.

When they first started making chips a few years ago, it didn't go so well. Michael Wimberley:

"Regulars to the soup kitchen threw the potato chips away, they were that bad."

"We kept working and working on fine tuning our practice until we made a delicious potato chip."

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Some of the potato chips produced by Detroit Friends Potato Chips

But now with Oprah's endorsement, they will no longer be a "small fry."
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Detroit Friends Potato Chips is a community organisation that started manufacturing potato chips