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 groups is the corn chip. The crunchy corn chip is made of cornmeal. The heavily seasoned salt flavor 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 flavor of a 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 exact history of National Corn Chip Day are unknown. However, corn chips have been in existence since 1932. A corn chip is usually a snack food prepared from cornmeal and is fried in oil or baked. It often resembles the shape of a small noodle or scoops. The corn chips will have the strong aroma and flavor of roasted corn. These chips are heavily seasoned with salt and will be thick, rigid, and very crunchy. With Mexican origin, corn chips had been patented by two different persons. Firstly it was Isador J. Filler, who often eat a tostada while traveling in San Antonio, Texas. He had come up with the idea of making them in a rectangular shape and marketing them as a chip and patented the same in 1932.
Elmer Doolin was the other who came up with the corn chip-making idea while eating fries while traveling in San Antonio around the same time. He experimented in his home and later began mass production under the name of Frito Corn Chips, which was a hit. In the US, Fritos is one of the oldest and most widely recognized corn chip brands at present. The corn chip or fries 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 corn chip day on social media using the hashtag #CornChipDay.
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