Monday, March 15, 2010

March 14 – Potato Chip Day

In the summer of 1853, Native American George Crum was employed as a chef at an elegant resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. One dinner guest found Crum's French fries too thick for his liking and rejected the order. Crum decided to rile the guest by producing fries too thin and crisp to skewer with a fork. The plan backfired. The guest was ecstatic over the browned, paper-thin potatoes, and other diners began requesting Crum's potato chips. (

Not sure why today is Potato Chip Day, since they were invented in August. Thoughts are that this holiday was invented by the snack food industry…great idea…if you are ever trying to sell something, declare a holiday in which everyone is supposed to buy and use your product. I am guessing that many of you didn’t know today was potato chip day…thus proving how ineffective their marketing of this day was/is…I should let them know that I am looking for a job…

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