Secrets of Potato Chips

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Potato Chips

Potato Chips date back to 1853.
An unhappy customer at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY kept returning his fried potatoes to the chef and requesting they be prepared much thinner. The chef sliced them so thin that they could not be eaten with a fork. Thus was born the potato chips.
It wasn’t until the early 20th century that potato chips expanded from restaurant food and started selling in bags.
Flavored baking chips were born in the 1950′s by a small independent manufacturer who then sold the concept to the larger corporations.
As junk food goes, potato chips contain only 3 ingredients (potatoes, oil, and salt); And some nutritionists consider them the lesser of savory evils.
Potato chips sales are over $15B (!!!) a year worldwide. They tally up about one-third of all savory snacks
crispy potato chips While we call them potato chips, our overseas friends use the word potato crisps.
A single serving of potato chips, 1 ounce, contains only 150 calories, 10 grams of fat and 180mg of salt. That’s less than 10% of the daily calories of most people, about 15% of the fat and 8% of the maximum sodium intake.
Problem is that most people don’t stop at one serving. Honestly, are 11 chips enough for you? People can wolf down 5 times that amount of sitting, dip not included…
One of the most popular flavored potato chip varieties is Sour Cream and Onion. Compared to just 3 ingredients in the original version, this one has 20 ingredients including MSG, Palm oil, and artificial colorings.
Just in case you were wondering, this national holiday does not appear in congressional records. It’s just another holiday by snack food industry marketing geniuses.

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