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National Potato Chips Day 2014

People celebrate National potato chips day on 14th March every year. The day is dedicated to celebrate the thin and crispy and most favorite of snack worldwide.

It originated in the United States and hence the name “National” although chips are available in every country of the world.

The origin of Potato chips:

Potato Chips originated in 1853 and were discovered by accident. They were invented in Saratoga Springs by an Irish chef named George Crum. The story goes that Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was vacationing in New York and was dining in a restaurant. He had ordered fried potatoes but he was not satisfied with them and kept on sending them back to kitchen complaining that they were too thick. George Crum, the chef in the restaurant got irritated and he decided to cut the potatoes in thin slices, fry them in oil, salt them and send them to the customer. But he never knew that it would be liked instantly and become a huge favorite. The restaurant became well known for potato chips.

Some facts about potato chips:

  • In America alone 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips are savored every year.
  • Potato chips expanded and begun to be sold in bags in the early 20th century.
  • Basically they contain three basic ingredients: potatoes, oil and salt.
  • The flavored chips were first manufactured in 1930’s.

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