Potato chips are thinly sliced potatoes that are deep-fried or baked until crunchy. They are usually seasoned with salt and other flavorings such as herbs, spices, cheeses, and artificial additives. Apart from snacks, potato chips are also popular side dish to sandwiches, burgers, fried fish and other food.
Following concerns about the nutritional content of store-bought potato chips, many health-conscious individuals are now preferring homemade chips that contain less salt, have no preservatives, and fried using healthier oils.
When shipping, it is important to properly pack potato chips to keep them fresh as well as to minimize crumbling. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship homemade potato chips to ensure that they arrive crisp and delicious.
Remove as much of the oil as possible by laying freshly fried potato chips on paper towels to absorb unwanted grease. Too much oil can turn the chips soggy and make them taste stale faster. Let the chips cool completely before packing them to prevent condensation.
Carefully place the chips into containers with air-tight lids, being careful not to break the chips. Plastic containers, tin boxes, glass jars, and Ziploc bags are ideal containers just make sure that they have air-tight seals or lids. Only use food-grade containers that will not alter the flavor and odor of the chips.
The containers must be filled with chips to minimize movement during transit and avoid crumbling. Crumpled paper towels or wax paper can be used as fillers. Close the lids tightly and seal with clear tape for added protection.
Wrap the containers, particularly glass and breakable ones, in layers of bubble wrap. Place the wrapped containers and well-sealed bags in a sturdy box with packing materials at the bottom. Fill sides and top with more fillers until there are no empty spaces and the items are immobile in their places. Close the box and seal with packaging tape.
Address and label the package and take to the post office or shipping company. Choose the fastest option possible.