A staple for nearly every barbeque, holiday, or family event, Lays potato chips have become one of the most American snack foods. Owned by Frito-Lay, the chips are made from potatoes that are sourced from 120 different farms. The brand can be found all over the world, from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. They are a truly American product in flavor and in style (we love the XXL bags).
Lay’s doesn’t favor a particular region of the U.S. as the potatoes come from Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Washington, Maine, and California. So next time you open up a bag of Lay’s, you know you’re biting into an all-American chip.
Made in the USA: Airstream
Few things speak to the American soul more than exploring the open road. Since 1952, the Airstream brand has captured that American essence in its trailers. The trailers are not only highly functional, providing many of the comforts of home while traveling, but also have a classic, high-shine design.
All Airstream trailers are proudly made in the USA at their factory in Jackson Center, Ohio, which provides jobs for hundreds of Americans, and not only that, they are often passed down from generation to generation as they never seem to break down. Makes you want to take a road trip, doesn't it?
Made in the USA: Lodge Cast Iron
Lodge Cast Iron is not only made in the USA, but it is also a family-owned business. Lodge Cast Iron boasts lifetime durability for its products. This, along with their quality craftsmanship, can certainly be handed down as an heirloom within families. The versatile and ultra-durable cast iron skillets and cookware have been manufactured in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, for over 123 years.
It has been referred to as the Original Slow Cooker and has been part of the American kitchen for decades. In addition, it is a camping companion and is known to bring out the best flavors of soups and stews.
Made in the USA: Whirlpool Appliances
Since 1911, Whirlpool has been supplying American households with essential appliances. Headquartered in Benton Charter Township, Michigan, Whirlpool makes everything from refrigerators to dishwashers. They also have factories in Tennessee, Ohio, and Oklahoma. According to All American Reviews, Whirlpool employs 28,000 Americans and is also a part of the Maytag and Roper brands.
In 1948 Whirlpool introduced the very first automatic washing machine and saved us all time like no appliance before. This was a significant change in life, and washing clothes never looked the same. The brand has won numerous innovation awards which we all enjoy to this day.
Made in the USA: Hallmark Greeting Cards
If you have celebrated anything in life (be it for yourself or for other people), you have either purchased or gotten a Hallmark greeting card. Hallmark, the greeting card mega-franchise, has been confronted with some confusion as to where they make their cards. Hallmark finally addressed this lack of clarity, stating that while they do receive some of their gift items from China, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka, most of their greeting cards are made in the USA.
The card company is headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, and has production centers in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky, among other U.S. locations. Hallmark Greeting Cards operate in more than 100 countries alongside its branded stores.