National Tortilla Chip Day is an annual feast celebrated on February 24th of every year. Most of us love eating tortilla chips with some favorite salsa or dip when watching movies and during other fun times. The crunchy, delicious, and crispy chips will be an all-time favorite snack, even for those on a diet. They are usually cut into wedges, and this triangle-shaped treat is fried or baked. It is a snack food prepared from corn tortillas and is a nationwide sensation, served alongside salsa. Why not celebrate a Day for this ever-loved snack with a special Day? Eat the tortilla chips and honor them on National Tortilla Chip Day to complete the celebration.
“Every movie is a road movie. Every novel is a mystery. Every tortilla chip is sacred.” – Sherman Alexie
History of National Tortilla Chip Day
The history, origin, and year when National Tortilla Chip Day was celebrated are unknown. There isn’t any mention of the founder who created this Day for the tortilla chips. However, this famous tortilla chip was introduced in the year the 1940s. It was Rebecca Webb Carranza who introduced this famous triangle-shaped tortilla chip. Carranza made use of misshapen tortillas that were discarded by the automated tortilla manufacturing machine. She took the rejected tortillas and cut them into triangles, and fried them. She had started selling them, and they are still a popular snack. Carranza also received the Golden Tortilla award for her incredible contribution to the Mexican food industry in the year 1994.
Tortilla Chip is a snack food made from corn, vegetable oil, salt, and water. It was considered to be Mexican food and is known as totopos and tostadas. Tortilla Chip is usually made of yellow corn and is also made of white, blue, or red corn. Wheat, sugar, and monosodium glutamate are the other ingredients used by manufacturers. The tortilla chip is always accompanied by some form of a dip which is now a staple party dish. The State of Texas made the tortilla chip the official state snack in the year 2003.
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How to Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day
Celebrating the National Tortilla Chip Day is very simple. Treat yourself to some tortilla chips along with your favorite dip to enjoy the delicious combination. Buy it for your family from the local shop to treat them too. You can even get to learn about tortilla chip making and try it at your home. Serve it for your friends and family during the meal to celebrate this tortilla day. Share your love for tortilla chips on social media using the hashtag #TortillaChipDay.
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