National Potato Chip Day March 14, 2017

Specialty Dates, Fun Facts

National Potato Chip Day March 14

Do you  loooooooove potato chips, as much as we do?  Yum Yum Yum,!  Today is an awesome day! National Potato Chip Day!

We learn a bit about the potato chip as a special nod to my mum who was a true aficionado.

FUN FACT: In Scotland and other parts of the UK they are called ‘crisps‘. (To Brits, chips are what we in North America call french fries.)

Did you know…

That, and according to Kidz World, the potato chip was invented in 1853 as a joke when a chef was tired of a customer complaining that the restaurant’s fried potatoes were too soggy? Well, rumor has it that a hotel chef in Saratoga Springs, New York, George Crum, set his mind to figuring out how to please a difficult patron who constantly sent back his fried potatoes for being too soggy. Crum decided to slice the potatoes as thin as possible and deep fry them until they were extra crispy. His new potatoes instantly became a smash hit and were added as a regular feature on the hotel menu as “Saratoga Chips.”

Wowsers! On National Potato Chip day we look at some of the flavors you can find in both the Us and Canada

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Looking at only one brand  LAYS® a division of FritoLay  offers Classic, Wavy and Thick Cut through the standard flavoured offerings: Ketchup, Dill Pickle, Sour Cream and Onion, ( mum loved these, too) Barbecue and on to more exotic flavours like Scalloped Potato, Butter Chicken,Wavy Sour Cream & Sriracha, and finally Chocolate Wavy Lays.

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Potato chip bag images from FritoLay’s Website

One thing to note there are a number of different flavours available in Canada, with others only available in the US

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Canada Bacon Poutine

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Some of the flavours (US)

  • LAY’S® Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Chile Limón Flavored Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Classic Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Deli Style Original Potato Chips

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Some of the flavours (Canada)

  • LAY’S® Sea Salt & Pepper Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Smokey Bacon Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Cheese & Onion potato chips
  • LAY’S® Thai Sweet Chili Potato Chips
  • LAY’S® Bacon Poutine Potato Chips

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Chip flavours, Lays potato chips, National Potato Chip Day, snacks, specialty days


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