The Making of Thomas Chipman
Over the next 12 years, Thomas’ travels took him to far off places. From the old world charm of Europe to the exotic Far East, his thirst for discovery was insatiable. He sailed the deepest seas and climbed the highest peaks. It was during one such journey through Peru, while scaling the Andes, he encountered descendants of the ancient Inca empire.
Inspired by their age-old farming and cooking methods, Thomas
Some years later, he returned to his small farming community in New England and put to good use the knowledge he had acquired in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It wasn’t long before Thomas created what he considered to be the ideal corn chip. A tasty chip made from stone ground corn using organic ingredients and cooked to perfection.
Thomas’ reputation as the “chip” man soon spread, until eventually he was known simply as Thomas Chipman. Incredible as it may seem, this is the way Thomas Chipman Corn Chips are made today.
A Chip Off The Old Block
It has long been thought that the expression was derived from an earlier phrase which dates back to the early 1600’s. Having a similar connection with timber, “a chip of the same block”, referred to someone of the same source or parentage. These days, we readily assume the modified version means somebody that has a strong resemblance or character trait of one of their parents.
Today, the quest for the perfect corn chip continues. Thomas Chipman Corn Chips are made from stone ground corn kernels using organic ingredients and cooked to perfection. Sadly, the oaken block has gone but now the chips can be enjoyed the world over – straight from the pack.