Can you freeze potato chips?

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can you freeze potato chips

Can you freeze potato chips? Absolutely! It is simple to do. Just place them in the freezer in the original sealed package.  They are good for 3 months. Simply remove from the freezer and place on the counter to “thaw”.  They will remain crisp and fresh after frozen.

This is a great way to extend the life of the product beyond the expiration date.  I normally purchase when on sale matched with a coupon and now I can freeze them to save even more!

You may be interested in our other posts on how to freeze:

Cottage Cheese

Sour Cream


Milk and Eggs


Cream Cheese

Cracker Crumbs



  1. I’ve never tried it because I’m always afraid they’ll come out tasting freeze-dried and “gummy”.

  2. Do it all the time. The only “difference” in taste is that they’re cold! Not soggy, or yucky in ANY way!

  3. Thank you so much for this tip!!! I LOVE potato chips, but only buy them when they are on sale. I don’t want to buy more than we can eat before the expiration date though, so this is a fantastic solution!

  4. Don’t potato chips last for 3 months anyways? I mean even without freezing they’ll still be good for a while.

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says:

      This is a great tip when you find them at rock bottom for stockpiling :-) I bought 22 bags and did not eat them all before they expired (thank goodness).

  5. we freeze everything in the chip isle (tortilla chips, potato chips, cheese curls). we seem to like the brands or items that rarely go on sale, so we stock-up when they do go on-sale. But, be aware, other shoppers stare at you when you have 12 bags of cheese curls in your shopping basket-just saying.

  6. Seems like you’d be better off not consuming 22 bags of potato chips in 3 months.

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