Premium Quality since 1926
In 1926, Laura Clough Scudder started Laura Scudder’s in Monterey Park, California making potato chips. Naming the company after herself reflected her personal dedication and pride in offering the highest quality and best tasting food products available in the market. Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Scudder’s was credited for many innovations in the food industry. Most notably was the introduction of wax paper bags as a packaging solution for potato chips. Historically, potato chips, prior to wax paper bags, were packaged in barrels or tins. The wax paper bags allowed potato chips to be stored in a more stable and secure environment keeping them fresher longer while also reducing crumbling. This wonderful invention allowed potato chips to be mass marketed, making them a new convenience food. Laura Scudder’s was also credited as the first company to imprint a freshness date on their food products, once again setting the standard, which is now mandatory for today’s food products. Mrs. Scudder’s superior products and innovative solutions made Laura Scudder’s brand a household name on the west coast.