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And the Winner is....
Our fishing contest has ended and we have drawn the winner of the 3 night stay at the Glen Eden Lodge in Restigouche, NB. CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Ben Mundle of Moncton, NB! Ben and 3 of his friends will get to experience some of the best salmon fishing in the world. We certainly hope you enjoy this amazing getaway!
 

Enter to Win a FREE Salmon Fishing Trip!!
 1.       Description of Prize- The winner will receive a 3 night stay at Glen Eden Lodge in Restigouche, NB to fish salmon on the world renowned Restigouche River.  This exclusive river is known for the best Atlantic salmon fishing in the world and it is made up of private salmon clubs, which make it next to impossible to have the opportunity to fish in this exclusive river.  The Glen Eden Lodge is a hidden gem, tucked away in solitude 22 kilometers into the beautiful New Brunswick forest. This peaceful, historic 1920s lodge boasts new double beds, new ensuite bathrooms, a dining room, and a large great room. Outside of the best Atlantic Salmon fishing in the world, you will also enjoy Lobster, T-bone steak, pork loin, homemade desserts, soups and chowders prepared by chef Cindy! This prize is a $13,000 value!
 
Prize includes:
-3 night stay at Glen Eden Lodge for 4 people (Dates available are to be determined by Glen Eden Lodge)
-Meals are included with the stay
-Salmon fishing and required equipment is included (all you need to bring is suitable clothing and sunglasses.) If you want to fish from shore, you must bring your own waders. Fishing by canoe is available and life vests are supplied.
-Fishing license
-Transportation to and from the local airport
-Tips/ gratuities
 
The prize includes only what is specifically described and no other allowances will be granted. The winner and their travel companions will have to pay all other expenses including, but not limited to:
-Transportation costs, including: airfare or ground transportation to Restigouche, NB; baggage fees, airport fees, taxes.
-Travel health insurance
-all other incidentals and personal expenses
 
The Winner and their travel companions are responsible for obtaining a valid passport and/or required travel documentation at their own expense. 
 
The Winner must be available to travel on the dates determined by Glen Eden Lodge. If the Winner is unable to travel on the designated dates, the prize will be forfeited without compensation and a new winner may be declared at the sole discretion of Covered Bridge Potato Chips.
 
 
2.       How to Enter 
No purchase necessary.  To enter, contestants must mail in the barcode off of a bag of Covered Bridge Chips, or a reasonable facsimile, and their contact information on a piece of paper to:
 
Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company
Attn: Contest
35 Alwright Ct.
Waterville, NB E7P 0A5
 
Contact information must include: name, telephone number, email address, and mailing address.
 
Contestants may enter the draw as many times as they like, but a barcode, or reasonable facsimile, must accompany each entry. Entries must be received no later than May 31, 2013 at 5:00pm AST.
 
3.       Eligibility 
Contest is open to all Canadian and US residents, except for residents of Quebec, who have reached the age of majority in their province, territory, or state at the time of entering the contest.  Employees of Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company, as well as their immediate family (father/mother, brother/sister, son/daughter) or persons living under the same roof are not eligible to enter this contest.  *Not open to residents of Quebec.
 
4.       Procedure for Awarding Prize 
On June 14, 2013, a winner will be selected by Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company’s President, Ryan Albright, by way of a random name draw.
 
The contestant selected by Covered Bridge Potato Chips will be contacted by telephone or by e-mail the same day as the selection and should claim his or her prize as instructed by Covered Bridge Potato Chips by no later than 2 days after the date he or she is initially contacted.  The selected contestant must answer a skill testing question to be deemed a winner.
 
If a winner cannot be reached within 2 days following the first attempt of contact, declines the prize, or fails to return the required release form, the prize shall be forfeited and Covered Bridge Potato Chips has the right, at its sole discretion, to select another winner.
 
5.       General Rules 
The Winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility as stipulated in section 3 of these rules; agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this contest free of charge; and releasing Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company, and Glen Eden Lodge (the ‘contest parties’), from all liability for any damage or loss arising from participation in this contest or from the awarding, acceptance or use of this prize.
 
Anyone accompanying the Winner in connection with this trip shall sign a release agreeing that their name, image and/or voice may be used for advertising purposes related to this contest free of charge; and releasing contest parties from all liability for any damage or loss arising from the use of this prize.
 
The prize shall be accepted as is and may not be exchanged or refunded for an amount of money, sold or transferred. No substitutions will be allowed. Any unused portion of a prize will be forfeited without compensation.
 
Refusal to accept the prize releases the Contest Parties from any obligation toward the Winner.
 
If a contestant makes any false statement, (s)he will be automatically disqualified from the Contest.
 
All entries become property of the Contest Parties.
 
The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, damaged, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent call; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or email; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, or software; congestion on the internet; (v) damage to any person’s computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location(s) of the businesses whose services are used to administer this contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.
 
All personal information, such as name and contact information, is collected by Covered Bridge Potato Chips solely for the purposes of administering this Contest and shall not be used for any other purpose without your express consent.  By providing this information, you consent to it being used for the stated purpose.
 
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.  All entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of the rules may be disqualified by Covered Bridge Potato Chips.  Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.
 
Covered Bridge Chips reserves the right to amend the Contest rules or to terminate the Contest at any time without any liability to any contestant.  Any amendments to these Contest rules will be posted on http://www.coveredbridgechips.com/latest_news.php.
 
By entering, you agree to abide by the Contest rules, and the decisions of Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company, which are final and binding on all contestants.
 
 
Other restrictions may apply.
 
Terms and conditions of prize are subject to change without notice.

Covered Bridge Chips come in 2nd in Co-Op's Eat Atlantic Challege
 
The Eat Atlantic Challenge was geared toward getting Atlantic Canadian's to eat more local products, and help our local economy.  10 Atlantic Canada companies were finalists in the contest where people voted for the favourite Atlantic Canadian product.  Covered Bridge Chips finished just 50 votes behind Just Us! Coffee and made for an exciting contest.  Covered Bridge Chips is thankful for all the support and proud to have a great product made in New Brunswick!

Covered Bridge Chips Receives New Exporter of the Year Award!
 
On May 16, 2011, the Export Achievement Awards were presented in Fredericton, NB by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and Covered Bridge Chips was recognized as the top new exporter in New Brunswick.
 
Check out the article in the Telegraph Journal for more information:

Covered Bridge Chips teams up with another New Brunwick Company- Moosehead
 
Starting April 1st until May 31, purchase a 12 pack of MOOSE LIGHT bottles and receive a free 198g bag of Covered Bridge Potato Chips at the following agency locations of NB Liquor*:
 
Epicerie Du Coin Allardville- Allardville, NB
La Cooperative De St- Quentin- St-Quentin, NB
Ark's Convenience- Plaster Rock, NB
Courtyard Convenience- Hartland, NB
Sunbury Drive Grocery Ltd.- Fredericton Junction, NB
McCloskey's Store- Boiestown, NB
Couche-Tard- Blackville, NB
Harry's Variety- Harcourt, NB
Hilltop Variety Store- Saint-Paul-de-Kent, NB
Renous Convenience Store- Renous, NB
Memramcook Esso- Memramcook, NB
Norton One-Stop- Norton, NB
Richibouctou Village Cooperatif- Richibouctou, NB
Roussel Foodland- Brantville, NB
Cocagne Variety- Cocagne, NB
La Cooperative St-Louis- Saint-Louis-de-Kent, NB
St.-Antoine Variety- Saint-Antoine, NB
Hooper's Convenience Store- Blacks Harbour, NB
 
Also for the months of April and May, purchase a 12 pack of ALPINE bottles and receive a free 198g bag of Covered Brige Potato Chips at the following agency locations*:
 
Nackawic Save-Easy- Nackawic, NB
Kingston Market- Kingston, NB
Zealand Convenience- Zealand, NB
Mactaquac Convenience- Mactaquac, NB
Lepreau Quikmart- Lepreau, NB
Pedicodiac Super Variety- Pedicodiac, NB
The Right Stop Coffee Shoppe- Salisbury, NB
 
*While quantities last

Buy a case of Red Baron Beer and receive a FREE bag of Covered Bridge Potato Chips at the following locations in PEI:
 
PEI Liquor Store                                     PEI Liquor Store
475 Granville Street North                        359 University Avenue
Summerside, PEI                                    Charlottetown, PEI
C1N 4K2                                                C1A 7M4
Phone: 902 888 8362                              Phone: 902 368 4327
 
PEI Liquor Store                                     PEI Liquor Store
98 Water St. East                                   5 Hopeton Road
Summerside, PEI                                    Stratford, PEI
C1N 4K2                                                 C1A 7G2
Phone: 902 888 8363                               Phone: 902 569 0580
 
PEI Liquor Store                                      PEI Liquor Store
25 Meadowbank Road                             13 Wood Islands Road, Rte 315
Cornwall, PEI                                          Lower Montague, PEI                                     
C0A 1H0                                                 C0A 1R0
Phone: 902 368 5757                               Phone: 902 838 0666
 
PEI Liquor Store (West Royalty)                                 
193 Malpeque Road
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 2L9
Phone: 902 368 4299
 
Begins Janurary 31st and runs for the month of February or until quantities last!!!

The Christmas Season is upon us!!

 

What better way to show someone you care than to give them our delicious Sea Salt Potato Chips to share with loved ones during the Holidays!!

 

Right now you can purchase our 1lbs Sea Salt Christmas Box at the following locations:

 

Sobey's - Every location in Atlantic Canada!

 

Fredericton, New Brunswick and Surrounding Areas

 Jean Coutu

 Save Easy (Chipman)

 ValuFoods (Chipman)

 Nans Country Store (Cambridge Narrows)

 Peter's Meat Market

 

Woodstock, New Brunswick and Surrounding Areas

 Arthurette General Stop                  Irving (Hartland)                       Murray's Irving

 Guay Enterprise                             M & D Convenience                 Newnham and Slipp

 L.G. Quick Way                             Nevers Pharmacy                    The Corner Store         

 Nissen's Market                             ValuFoods (Hartland)               Home Hardware

 Main Stop (Perth Andover)              Francine's Quick Mart              Corey Hyundai

 ValuFoods (Perth Andover)              La Station du CarreFour          Coldstream Convenience

 Main Stop (Plaster Rock)                Michaud Petro (St Leonard)     Irving (Nackawic)

 Save Easy (Plaster Rock)               Toner Red and White               Save Easy (Nackawic)

 Riley Brook General Store               Bellavance Mini Mart               Russells Place

 Depanneur Leo                               Epicerie Savoie                       Spice of Life

 Centreville Freshmart                      Bunting Grocerie

 Courtyard Convenience                   Fusion Coffee Company

 Downtown Grocery                         Kojax

 Irving (Florenceville)                        Main Street Convenience

 Freshmart (Hartland)                      Maliseet Fuels

 Glenns Grocery                             Movie Experts

 

 

Moncton, New Brunswick and Surrounding Areas 

 Jean Coutu (Mountain Road)

 Jean Coutu (St George)

 Briggs Maple (Hillsborough)

 Guardian Drugs (Riverview)

 Dolma Food

 Co-op (Mapleton)

 Co-op (Shediac)

 Co-op (Bouctouche)

 Co-op (Rogersville)

 Co-op (Dieppe)

 Co-op (Sackville)

 

 

Saint John, New Brunswick and Surrounding Areas

 Cochrans Country Market

 On the Vine Meat & Produce (Quispamsis)

 Co-op (Quispamsis)

 Co-op (River Road)

 Co-op (Fairville Blvd.)

 Save Easy (St. Andrews)

 Save Easy (St. George)

 

Doaktown, New Brunswick

 Main Street Gas Bar

 

 

Nova Scotia

 Save Easy (Kentville)

 Save Easy (Lunenburg)

 Le Co-op de Cheticamp

 Co-op (Sydney)

 Margaree Co-op

 Braemore Co-op

 Neil's Harbour Co-op

 Whycocomagh Co-op

 Shean Co-op

 Sissiboo Home Hardware

 

 

British Columbia - Gourmet Warehouse

 

Ontario

 Sunripe Fresh

 McMaster Meat & Deli

 Foodsmiths

 

 

 


Buy a case of Red Baron Beer and receive a FREE bag of Covered Bridge Potato Chips!!

 

Visit any of your local NSLC stores for this great deal!!

 

Limited Time Only!!


 


Tourism Excellence and Innovation awards presented (10/05/28)

 

May 28, 2010

 

EDMUNDSTON (CNB) - The 2010 Tourism Excellence and Innovation Awards were presented on Thursday, May 27, in Edmundston. The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) hosted the awards ceremony.

The awards recognize exceptional performance in product development, marketing and creative partnerships undertaken by businesses, operators and organizations in the tourism sector.

Nominations were evaluated by a panel of experts comprised of tourism industry representatives from New Brunswick and elsewhere who are recognized for their experience with, and knowledge of, the tourism sector.


Winner!! of the Tourism Product Development Award.         

 

We were among the four Award winners, and this is what the panel had to say about us:

 

What sets this product development initiative apart is the fact that there are no similar ones in the country. Covered Bridge Potato Chips is the only destination in Canada where people can take daily factory tours of a potato chip manufacturing plant. It gives visitors a unique, fun and educational experience that appeals to all ages and that can be enjoyed year-round. This initiative gives "pass-through" visitors an enticing reason beyond the Hartland Covered Bridge to turn off the highway.

 

 

 

 


Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) Natural Food Expo

 

Vancouver, BC

2010

 

The CHFA Expo West 2010 is the largest event for natural products and organics industries. Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company was a first time exhibitor there this year. The event went really well, and the booth was very popular among visitors.

 

You can view the picture on the left which was taken at the event with Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company's President Ryan Albright and our distributor in the West, Planet Foods.

 

 

 


Ryan Albright and Krysten McShane

Covered Bridge Potato Chips turn heads

 

Published on October 30th, 2008

Jim Rohman

 

Toronto, Ontario - Ryan Albright has been flitting across major retail markets, launching Covered Bridge potato chips grown and processed on his farm close to Canadas longest covered bridge near Waterville, New Brunswick.

His chips turned heads at the Grocery Innovations Canada show in Toronto recently because the industry-standard foil packaging is inside burlap bags.

Its an innovative way of connecting urban consumers with the farm in this market where many consumers want to know where their food comes from.

The chips are kettle-boiled in canola oil, which is another plus with many nutrition-conscious shoppers.

Albright started promoting long before his plant was scheduled to begin production at the end of November.

He was at the Natural Foods Expo at Boston just before flying in to Toronto with his sales manager, Krysten Scott.

And the day after the Toronto show closed, he was in Montreal for a tourism trade show where he aimed to interest bus-tour operators in adding a stop at his farm to their itineraries.

Grocery Innovations Canada is the largest trade show of its type in Canada, attracting all of the biggest supermarket chains and distribution companies.

Many suppliers choose the show to launch new products, suppliers such as Kraft, Nestle, Maple Leaf Foods, Agropur, Parmalat, Saputo, Proctor and Gamble.

Those who make equipment and provide services to supermarket chains are also prominent at the show that takes up acres of space at the Congress Centre near the Toronto international airport.


Is the world ready for a better potato chip?

 

By Heather McLaughlin of the Daily Gleaner

 (Fredericton, NB)

 
NEW chips on the block: Ryan Albright and Krysten Scott of Covered Bridge Potato Chips hold bags of chips. The chips will be available in Fredericton next week.

A Waterville family says it is and it has spent two years perfecting Covered Bridge Potato Chips before launching into full production two weeks ago.

The product is hitting Fredericton convenience store shelves next week, with more locations in the capital city to follow.

"We've been trying to go with an all-natural thing at our store. They're all natural. They're locally made," said Jeni Barron, manager of Norm's Butcher Block on Hanwell Road.

Barron said she has tried the sea salt, smokin' sweet barbecue and the sweet potato chip dusted with cinnamon and brown sugar.

"They're different. They taste more like a dessert than a potato chip," Barron said.

The chips taste great, she said, and customers are keen to buy them.

Even before they were on the shelves, when some shoppers got wind that the meat shop/convenience store was going to stock them, they were eager, Barron said.

"You're going to get the Hartland potato chips? That's awesome," Barron said customers told her.

Even Premier Shawn Graham is a fan.

"They're delicious," Graham said after sampling the old-fashioned, kettle-cooked chips during a trip to Hartland this week.

That is such sweet music to 23-year-old Krysten Scott. The Pennfield native graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2008 with an honours degree in business and landed her first job with the Albright family, who runs a 200-hectare (500-acre) potato farm near Hartland.

"It's been pretty interesting. It's been quite a learning opportunity," Scott said.

Most of her classmates have had to look farther afield to get their first job because there's not a lot of marketing opportunities in New Brunswick for students just out of school.

"A lot of companies want someone with a few years experience," she said.

But the company's principals - 28-year-old Ryan Albright, 25-year-old Matthew Albright and their 30-year-old cousin Shaun Albright - aren't exactly aged executives.

"Ryan actually put an ad in at UNB, and UNB sent an e-mail to all the business students because he was looking for someone to do marketing for them. I just applied and came for an interview, and here I am," Scott said.

"Ryan and I work together on a lot of things. We came up with ideas for designs for the bag and for the website, and we did up all our literature and our brochures."

The company's website, www.coveredbridgechips.com, tells the story of the family farm in a down-home, friendly style and is laced with pictures, including a New Brunswick landmark, the world's longest covered bridge in Hartland.

"Our chips are made with a russet burbank potato. They're a darker chip and they have sort of a unique flavour to them. They're kettle-cooked chips. They have no preservatives. No artificial colours or flavours. No trans-fats. They're cholesterol-free and gluten-free," Scott said.

The chips have a three-month shelf life and the secret to keeping them fresh is to use a technique to flush out the foil chip bags with nitrogen, which pushes out oxygen.

"The oxygen is what breaks them down," Scott said.

She said one of their original ideas was to sell the chips in mini-burlap bags, like an old-style potato chip bag. Scott said they're still going to pursue that idea for natural-food specialty stores and tourist stops, but they opted for a traditional foil bag for conventional over-the-counter sales.

Scott said they're working on deals with Zellers and Sobeys to put the chips in those outlets.

In Fredericton, you'll find the chips next week at the UNB campus convenience store, the Southwood Park Convenience store, Nashwaaksis 6-12 Scholtens and the Oromocto Scholtens, Peter's Meat Market, Wilkins Main Street Esso, Quiznos on Dundonald Street, Wilson's Quik Mart, Norm's Butcher Block, Fredericton Co-op, Miramichi Road Esso Express, and Samimi's Convenience on Hanwell Road.


Covered Bridge Potato Chips brings jobs and tourism to the region. By Shawn Merrithew of the Bugle Observer (Woodstock, NB)

What began as a small idea has grown into reality, bringing numerous possibilities to the Upper Valley and the potential for bigger opportunities.

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PHOTO BY SHAWN MERRITHEW
Covered Bridge Potato Chips in Waterville officially opened its doors over the weekend, with samples and tours of its facility. Even local government officials were on hand for the festivities and enjoy a tasty sample, including Conservative Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen, second from left, and Liberal Agriculture Minister Ron Ouellette, second from right. From left are co-owner Shawn Albright, Allen, co-owner Ryan Albright, Ouellette and co-owner Matthew Albright.

The Waterville-based Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company Inc. officially open its doors on Saturday morning, with a ribbon cutting, free tour of the facility and samples of its fresh-cooked kettle chips.

But, said Tobique-Mactaquac MP Mike Allen, Covered Bridge Potato Chips offers much more than a market for local spuds.

"It is not just potatoes," Allen said, as he addressed the crowd on hand for the special ceremony. "It is potatoes and adding jobs, which is a great thing for the region."

 

"At a time when the potato industry is having its challenges, this is really good," Allen added. "It shows we can still have positive and value-added products, which is so important. When we look at our existing products, rather than just sell them in a bag, now we can add value to them and create a really great market for it — and a healthy market in some ways. He (company president and co-owner Ryan Albright) is really focusing on a niche market and I think that is what is going to be important."

In addition to jobs for the Upper Valley, Allen added, the spin-off effects will create even more jobs in administrative support, processing of locally-grown potatoes and transportation, which is vital to the region.

"So the spin-offs are tremendous anytime you can add a new business like this and be successful," Allen said. "Ryan is a go-getter, and I think he and the others will make a tremendous effort."

It has been a long journey for the past three years, said Albright, but it was well worth it. Business is already blossoming since introducing his product to local stores earlier this year.

"We have had a lot of local support," Albright said. "As we start introducing our chips in new areas, the feedback has been phenomenal. People love the taste and the quality of the chips."

Now his potato chips can be found in stores throughout the province, including the big grocery chain Sobeys.

Albright added the company wants to be known more than just potato chips.

A key element to his business is making it a tourist destination, he pointed out, getting motorists off the Trans Canada Highway to see what Carleton County has to offer. To serve this purposed, he said, Covered Bridge Potato Chips offers tours of the site, which visitors can see how kettle chips are made and learn the history of the Russet potato — the key ingredient in his product.

"We needed something more to get them to stop and enhance what we have here in the area," Albright said.

New Brunswick Agriculture Minister Ron Ouellette agrees. Not only is Albright's business important to the agriculture sector, he said, it certainly adds to tourism for Carleton County.

"The fact that this is an agri-tourist enterprise is great," said Ouellette. "Getting tourists to stop here, that is super."

He pointed out some see New Brunswick as a drive-by province, but he doesn't think that is the case. With destinations like the Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company, it will get motorists off the four-lane highway and into the communities.

"We need more of this," Ouellette said. "We have Potato World in this area and the Covered Bridge. Now we have this, which is great. Tourists may not stop for just one thing, but, if they have two or three locations to go and see different things, they'll do it."