The official National Potato Chip Day is on March 14th. It is celebrated on the same day every year. Let's explore this food holiday and celebrate today with America's #1 snack, the Potato Chip!
March 14 is National Potato Chip Day
Celebrate National Potato Chip Day on March 14! The crunchy, salty snack is America's favorite, and it's easy to join in the snacking fun. Potato chips are thin slices of potato, either deep fried or baked until crunchy. They're a predominant part of the snack food market in English-speaking countries, especially in America, and on this special day, millions of people will be munching away. So grab your favorite bag and join in the celebration!
The History of Potato Chips
Have you ever wondered who invented potato chips? Well, we did a little bit of research, and it seems there is no one true answer to this question.
We did discover some interesting potato chip facts that we think you may find interesting. The Saratoga potato chip story goes something like this:
“The most popular potato chip legend goes like this: One day in 1853, the shipping and railroad baron Cornelius Vanderbilt was dining at Moon’s Lake House. Disappointed by the fried potatoes he’d been served, he sent them back to the kitchen, asking for more thinly sliced ones. George Crum, a famed chef of Native American and Black heritage, took umbrage at the request and, in an “I’ll show him!” mood, sliced some potatoes as thin as he could, fried them to a crisp and served them to Vanderbilt. To Crum’s surprise, Vanderbilt loved them, and the potato chip was born.” READ MORE
How to Celebrate National Potato Chip Day
Ready for a salty treat? Reach for your favorite bag of potato chips - or try one of these creative ideas! 16 Delicious Recipes with Potato Chips.
Crush them up to create a delicious coating for fish, shrimp, or chicken.
Dip chips in white, dark or milk chocolate for a salty-sweet snack.
Create an elevated snack with potato chip nachos - topped with melted cheese and a sour cream drizzle.
Make some homemade chips - either baked or air fried.
Don't forget to snap a selfie while you're enjoying your chips - and don't forget to use #NationalPotatoChipDay when you post it on social media!
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Most Asked Questions About Potato Chips
What can you make with potato chips?
You can use potato chips as ingredient in cookies. Potato chips can be used as coating for battered meats and vegetables. We have some creative and delicious ways you can use potato chips in creating a new recipe. Take a look at our Delicious Recipes with Potato Chips.
What was the first flavored chip?
In 1958, Barbecue flavored chips became the first flavored chips in the United States. The next flavor that hit the market was sour cream and onion. Today, there are endless flavors potato chips available. Major potato chips brands even hosted contests to encourage everyday people to submit creative new flavor combinations. You can get very explorative in flavor profiles and make your own flavors.
What is the most popular potato chip flavor?
They come in a wide variety of flavors, ranging from traditional salted to exotic flavors like wasabi or kimchi. However, amidst this wide range of flavors, one flavor stands out as the undisputed favorite of consumers - the classic, all-American barbecue.
With its savory blend of spices and smoky aroma, barbecue-flavored potato chips have become a staple in snack aisles across the world. Despite the proliferation of other flavors, barbecue-flavored chips continue to reign supreme, with sales figures consistently putting them at the top of the list of best-selling chip flavors
Celebrity Potato Chip Quotes
Hot dogs and red wines and potato chips and French fries are my favorite foods.Bette White
I'm a big potato chip girl. I don't like chocolate and cakes and all that, but I have to have my potato chips. I've got bags in the back of my car right now! But I never beat myself up about it, because, look: You can't give up every damn thing. You need something in your life that you like just because you like it!NeNe Leaks
I love all kinds of bread. Whenever I crave junk food, I want salty things like peanuts or potato chips.Tyra Banks
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