I ran across this little article while researching Keefe the big commissary giant that pretty much has ALL the contracts for most of the prisons fed & state in the US....I thought it was a bit amusing that you had to be an inmate to be able to buy these potato chips. Which by the way are VERY good, it'll be the one thing about this DOC ordeal I'll miss when hubby comes home!
The Quest for Moon Lodge "The Whole Shebang" Potato Chips
The Price for These Chips is Guaranteed to Be Far More Steep Than Anything You've Ever Bought
ashley kurz, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Feb 22, 2011
All- seasoned Moon Lodge "The Whole Shebang" potato chips, craved by many ex-cons, are flavored with salt, vinegar, barbecue seasoning, seasoning salt and an impressive array of other secret seasonings. These
ultra-flavorful chips are sold only on commissary lists at correction institutions, making it impossible to enjoy them unless you commit a crime first.
In a quest to find these potato chips, I called the manufacturer directly. I spoke to an anonymous operator, at Keefe Commissary Network, who informed me that the chips are not sold to anyone outside of a correctional institution.
She made it known that she is frustrated with the number of calls she receives about this issue. "Yeah, I know, everybody wants them."
I asked if the chips could be sold in bulk to civilian business owners. Halfway through the request, she stopped me abruptly and said, "No, I'm sorry and I understand your frustration but you cannot buy or sample the chips."
"Unless I go to prison, right?" I asked half-jokingly.
"That is correct ma'am." She said it very seriously.
A lengthy and frustrating search online led me nowhere but to several frustrated users on Yahoo Answers, asking the very same question. I moved on to look for a comparable product. What I found, was more frustration. Frito Lay's Ruffle brand offers a variety of potato chip called "All Dressed." While Frito Lay products are certainly popular and widely available in the US, the "All Dressed" variety is not. It is only sold in Canada. If you live in the US, two bags of these chips can set you back more than $20. The upside, I suppose, is that they are at least possible to obtain.