Today is National Chips & Dip Day

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Sioux City, IA (ABC9 News) – Today is National Chips and Dip Day!

No one knows why, but some believe it’s in honor of one of America’s culinary pioneers, Fannie Farmer. Farmer’s book had recipes for foods made from potatos, including potato chips.

Here is a fun fact about chips, the first chip was supposedly created by George Crum, a chef from Saratoga Springs, New York. Crum cut his potatoes thinner than usual after customers complained about their thickness, and the practice was universally accepted.

So much so that the chip was originally called saratoga chips.

And here is a fun fact about dip. Although dipping food is an ancient practice, the craze didn’t take off until the 1950s. It took off due to marketing campaigns by the Lipton Company. It was rumored to be invented by a housewife, who mixed sour cream and soup mix made by Lipton. The recipe became popular and the company began to market it themselves.

So feel free to have a few handfuls of the popular snack today!

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