America’s #1 snack food, potato chips, is recognized on March 14 annually. Potato chips are thin slices of potato either deep fried or baked until crunchy. Potato chips are a predominant part of the snack food market in English-speaking countries, especially in America. On National Potato Chip Day, this snack will be enjoyed by millions of people across the country, so why not make sure you participate in the potato chip snacking fun?
National Potato Chip Day timeline
American chef George Speck (aka George Crum) creates potato chips in Saratoga Springs.
The first popular reference to the snack is written in “A Tale Of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens.
Mass production of potato chips begin.
Company Frito-Lay introduces Lay's potato chips.
National Potato Chip Day Activities
Make a potato chip dip and spread the fun!
Go to your local grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. Invite guests and spread the fun!
Buy a bag of potato chips
For your eating pleasure, for the office, or fore loved ones – make sure people recognize National Potato Chip Day with a tasty serving!
Make potato chips
You can do it, it’s so simple! Slice a potato down, bake or fry, then enjoy every single bite.
Why We Love National Potato Chip Day
We love fat
California researchers have discovered that receptors in our mouths, upon coming into contact with fat, like that from potato chips, triggers a powerful addiction-type mechanism in our guts. Just eating one potato chip is so hard. Simply eating one chip makes you want to continue eating more and more chips until the whole bag or plate is empty.
It’s a great meal for on-the-go
While some people love sitting down and taking their time to enjoy a snack, some just simply have a fast-paced lifestyle. For those people always on the go, potato chips are always a great idea. A can of Pringles or a bag of classic Lays are plenty good for a road trip, or a quick trip to work.
Potato Chip Bag? Check. Person hungry for Potato Chips? Check. Crunch? Check. Go for it, enjoy the simple things in life. Some of our favorite potato chip brands are Popchips, Kettle Brand, Pringles, Ruffles, and Lay’s. Try all of them at your next party!
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