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Tudor’s And Mister Bee Collaborate On Biscuits And Gravy Chip For Charity

A skillet of sausage gravy sits next to a bag of Mister Bee Biscuits and Gravy flavored chips. Behind the chip bag can be seen several biscuits.
The new Biscuits and Gravy chip next to its original inspiration.
Photo Courtesy of Asher Agency

Two West Virginia culinary mainstays are coming together for flavor and charity. 

Mister Bee Potato Chips and Tudor’s Biscuit World have joined together to offer a new Biscuit and Gravy flavored potato chip. 

Mary Anne Ketelsen, co-owner of Mister Bee, said it was a team effort to test and retest Tudor’s iconic biscuits to make sure they got the chip flavor just right.

“That doesn’t help your weight, believe me,” she said. “But we’ve always done that with any new product. We like to get other people involved so that we can finally make a decision. And it works well, I think.” 

Founded in 1951 in Parkersburg, Mister Bee Potato Chips are the only potato chips made in West Virginia. Recently, the company released a pepperoni roll flavored chip that Ketelsen said went through a similar taste-testing process to perfect the local treat’s unique local flavor.

“Most people when you go outside of the state, they don’t even know what a pepperoni roll is, we’re famous for that,” Ketelsen said.

She said a discussion of West Virginia foods with co-owner Kevin Holden led to the collaboration with Tudor’s.

“We talked a little bit about Tudor’s biscuits and gravy and that is another, very popular in West Virginia,” Ketelsen said. “We talked about it, he got in touch with them and became very excited about the possibility of doing business with them. And now it’s happening.”

A portion of the sale of every chip bag will support the work of Make-A-Wish West Virginia, a charity Ketelsen said Tudor’s chose for the collaboration.  

“Mister Bee has always been very community oriented,” she said. “Make-A-Wish is something we haven’t done before, so we’re all very excited about being that new sponsor, and helping children with critical illnesses make a wish and get to do what they want.”

Currently, the Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 21,000 wishes. 

In a press release, Elizabeth Epling, Tudor’s marketing manager said, “Our company operates in four states now but our heritage originated in Charleston, and we have a strong commitment to our loyal customers and our philanthropic partner – Make-A-Wish. There is no greater privilege than helping grant meaningful wishes for children who are fighting critical illnesses.”