National Corn Chip Day is an annual feast celebrated on January 29th of every year. One snack food that is loved and tasted by people of different age group is the corn chip. The crunchy corn chip is made of cornmeal. The heavily seasoned salt flavour of the chips is packed in the bag for longer life. It can either be eaten alone or with a dip at any time. National Corn Chip Day wouldn’t get completed without tasting the strong aroma and flavour of roasted corn chip.
“Anything salty and crunch is a world of perfection to me. Put chips in front of me, and I will eat to the bottom of the bag. Because I have the tendency to do this, I found these amazing Eden Brown Rice Chips. They’re the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and there’s nothing in them.” – Tamara Taylor
History of National Corn Chip Day
The origin, founder and the exact history of the National Corn Chip Day are unknown. However, the corn chips are in existence since 1932. A corn chip is usually a snack food prepared from the cornmeal and is fried in oil or baked. It often resembles the shape of a small noodle or scoop. The corn chips will have the strong aroma and flavour of roasted corn. These chips are heavily seasoned with salt and will be thick, rigid and very crunchy. With the Mexican origin, corn chips had been patented by two different persons. Firstly it was Isador J. Filler who often eat a tostada while travelling in San Antonio, Texas. He had come up with the idea of making them in the rectangular shape and marketing them as a chip and patented the same in 1932.
Elmer Doolin was the other who came up with corn chip making idea while eating friotes while travelling in San Antonio around the same time. He has experimented in his home and later began the mass production under the name of Frito Corn Chips and was a hit. In the US, Fritos is one among the oldest and most widely recognized corn chips brands at present. The corn chip or friotes are often confused with the tortilla chip as both of them are made from cornmeal which is baked or fried in oil. However, corn chip is different from tortilla in various aspects.
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How to Celebrate National Corn Chip Day
The best way to celebrate National Corn Chip Day is to fill up your mouth with corn chips. Taste it alone or have it with some dips like salsa or guacamole or melted cheese to make it extra spicy. You can get to know about corn chips and their making to prepare at your home. Serve your family and children with homemade corn chips. Organize a party and serve your guest’s crunchy corn chips. Share your views and thoughts about the corn chip day on social media using the hashtag #CornChipDay.
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