National Potato Chip Day

National Potato Chip Day

Potato chip lovers rejoice! Today is National Potato Chip Day. While many of us love this crunchy and flavorful snack, we may not know the history behind the potato chip. Believe it or not, it all began in 1853 when a customer at a restaurant was complaining about the soggy, thick and unsatisfying texture of his side of potatoes. 

To resolve the potato problem, a chef by the name of George Crum took the order, sliced them into thinner slices, fried them until they were crisp and added salt for flavor. The unhappy customer was extremely satisfied with the chef’s correction and the new invention soon became a popular item at the restaurant. At the time, they were called “Saratoga Chips.”

As time moved forward, Saratoga was dropped and the side or snack was nicknamed the “chip”. The chip was available in one flavor until 1950 when flavored chips were introduced to the market. Today, there are hundreds of flavors to choose from. They are also available in a number of different textures like wavy, kettle and original. So grab a bag of your favorite chips and some dip, and dig in!

Source: http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-potato-chip-day-march-14/  


Potato chip lovers rejoice! Today is National Potato Chip Day. While many of us love this crunchy and flavorful snack, we may not know the history behind the potato chip. Believe it or not, it all began in 1853 when a customer at a restaurant was complaining about the soggy, thick and unsatisfying texture of his side of potatoes.