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Potato Chip Day–159th Anniversary

National Potato Chip Day

Five Food Facts about Potato Chips (From Foodimentary)

  • The first potato “chips” appeared in 1853. Served at the Lodge at Saratoga Springs, New York. They were referred to for decades as “Saratoga Chips”
  • Native American chef, George Crum is credited with creating & first serving the “Saratoga Chips”
  • The average potato chip is .04 to.08 of an inch thick.
  • During WWII production of potato chips halted because they were deemed an “unessential food”
  • in Great Britain and many other parts of the world Potato Chips are referred to as “crisps”. Chips, to them are French Fried potatoes.
Susan Cator