Another Fargo treat not to miss are the all famous Fargo “Chippers”. What is that you might ask? Nothing other than chocolate covered potate chip goodness – and with the spirit of local patriots, the chips themselves are sourced only from Red River Valley potatoes. No agri-business intruders here! That’s right, sweet and salty and maybe not quite so healthy in every bite. My grandmother always has a box for me at the ready when I visit and I hide them away here at home and have a few at a time to make them last longer (and also, so that I don’t end up eating them all at once and looking like a Chipper myself).
They’re made at Widman’s Candy, and back in our high school days, all of my girlfriends seem to have landed jobs at Widman’s, while I got stuck being a tennis instructor and working at the Gap (the trade off being that I had a great tan and still know how to perfectly fold t-shirts and jeans to uniform sizes). Someone told me once that the Queen of England once had a to make (what i presume was an unscheduled) stop in Fargo years back so they took her to Widman’s for her very own box of Chippers. If they’re good enough for QE, then they’re good enough for me!