National Potato Chip Day

Potato Chips

Potato chips are America’s number one snack food, that is enjoyed by the millions. The potato chip started on August 24, 1853, when an unhappy patron in restaurant complained that his potatoes were too thick and soggy, and sent them back to the chef. Chef George Crum decided to slice them as thin as possible and fried them until they were nice and crispy, then salted them. To his surprise, the customer loved them and started the trend and named them “Saratoga Chips.” There are others that claim the first potato chip, but what is clear is that by the late 1870s, the Saratoga Chip was on menus on trains, hotels, restaurants and street carts.

At the beginning of the 1900s, manufacturers began to sell them for home consumption. Flavored chips were introduced in the 1950s, and now you can find almost any flavor; such as Sunday-Best Roasted Chicken Chip, Haggis and Cracked Pepper, Prawn Cocktail, Milk Chocolate, and Chicken and Waffles.

Today grab a bag of chip and enjoy!


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