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Cheers to linguistic heritage and food culture!

The word "kanteføl" originated when the Danish "kartoffel" (potato) first arrived in Hallingdal over 250 years ago. This dialect word was fading until we revived it with new honor and dignity as Kantefølflak.

Our Chips for mountain enthusiasts aim to provide meaning and joy, to stand for and represent something bigger and more important than just exquisitely flavored crisps. What we consume and the words we use to describe it tell a story of who we are and where we come from.

No offense to all the copycats in the grocery market, but nynorsk og dialekt is a better language for us.

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References and the full story

Want to know more about the history of the potato's journey to Norway? Here you can read the full story (long read).

In the picture at the top of the page: Lars Hamarsbøen at the mountain farm in Havsdalen. Lars is a descendant of Ola Hamarsbøen in our Kanteføl story. Photo: Paul Arthur Lockhart /Ostebygda.