By the early 1900s, Salt Potatoes were a Central New York favorite and a local entrepreneur, John Hinerwadel, started serving them as a side “at his famous clambakes.” He later began packaging five-pound bags of potatoes along with a 12-ounce box of salt and labeled them Hinerwadel’s Famous Original Salt Potatoes. Accept no substitutes. The first packaged salt potatoes were sold in the 1960s. To date, the Hinerwadel family has sold millions of bags of salt potatoes, and they are still counting.
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