Corn chips is a snack that is loved by many people, including adults and children. January 29 every year, known as National Corn Chip Day, is the day dedicated to this snack.
Corn chips are made from cornstarch that combines flour, sugar, eggs and a mixture of butter, flavor enhancers, milk powder, other seasonings and herbs. With delicious taste, each piece of cake is crispy and attractive to enjoy.
History of National Corn Chip Day
To this day, the founder and exact origin of National Corn Chip Day is still a question mark. No one knows the exact history of National Corn Chip Day. However, there is some data indicating that, in the 1930s, the first commercially available corn chips were called Fritos Corn Chips. And there is a story about Charles Elmer Doolin. In 1932 he bought the recipe for corn chips, a hand-held potato masher, with $100 that he borrowed from his mother. Doolin founded The Frito Company, a fried corn snack brand, right in the family's kitchen.
Towards the end of the year, the company expanded production lines in Houston and Dallas. The Frito Company headquarters also moved to Dallas to take advantage of the city's central location and better raw material availability. In 1945, Frito Sales Company was formed to separate sales from production activities. In 1950, Fritos became popular throughout the United States and it was sold in all 48 states. According to Statista, Frito-Lay with sales of $4.81 billion in 2020, has become the best-selling potato chip brand in the US.
Observing the National Corn Chip Day
To celebrate National Corn Chip Day, head to the convenience store, buy yourself crispy Corn Chips and enjoy them. Or you can also learn how to make this snack at home. Arrange for the kids in the house, gather together to eat corn chips and watch the family's favorite movies. Share your National Corn Chip day on social media with the hashtag #NationalCornChipDay.
ObservedNational Corn Chip Day has been observed annually on January 29th.
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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