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March 14th

Learn about Potato Chip Day

This is one holiday you may take with a pinch of salt! Potato Chip Day is a celebration of the world’s best-loved snack, first created in the 19th century.

Tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt was staying at Saratoga Springs in New York and kept on sending back his French fries because he said they were cut too thick. Chef George Crum cut his spuds as thin as possible, initially as a joke – and the result was the world’s first potato chips. The snack’s popularity spread in the 1920s, when the first mass-produced packs went on sale.

Lay’s Potato Chips were the first big-name brand, but there are also many other products on the market. It’s not clear when the holiday was invented, but you can chip in and join the celebrations. Just invite round some friends to try some of the most unusual flavors, like seaweed, buffalo wing and ketchup.



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