Grippo's was founded by Angelo Grippo in 1919. Known as the Grippo's Cone Company, it manufactured rolled sugar cones in a one-room office on Court Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. Grippo's added pretzels to their business and in 1923 began hand twisting and baking the traditional twist pretzel. The standard sized pretzel sold for a penny each at retail locations throughout Greater Cincinnati.
In 1930, Angelo Grippo invented the loop pretzel. Mr. Grippo wanted a simple pretzel that could be made easily and would resist breakage. The loop pretzel looks like a tear drop. Mr. Grippo not only invented but also constructed and put into operation the pretzel looping machines. In 1959, Grippo's added potato chips to its product line. Today, Grippo's continues to bring fresh deliciously new snack foods to market, like Grippo's famous Barbeque Potato Chips, Carolina BBQ, Salt & Vinegar, Pork Rinds, BBQ Cheese Nibs, BBQ Popcorn, Sweet Maui Chips and more. Grippo's products can be found right here at Cincinnati Specialties. Try 'em today!