Whether you eat them by the handful, bite them delicately one at a time or pile them high onto your favorite sandwich, nearly everyone eats potato chips!
The potato chip has been around for a long time—since 1853, in fact. According to tidbit.com, potato chips were invented in 1853 by George Crum who was the chef at the Moon Lake House in Saratoga Springs, NY.
One night, in a pique of annoyance Crum apparently decided to have fun with a customer who kept sending his fried potatoes back to the kitchen, complaining they were too thick. So Crum cut the potatoes as thin as possible, fried them in oil, and salted the heck out of them.
According to Saratoga Chips, "What was intended as a stunt turned into an instant hit—the fussy patron and his friends loved the "crunch potato slices." Soon the chips became known as Saratoga Chips.
So when it comes to pledging allegiance to your favorite brand of chip, where do you stand?