National corn chips day
January 29th, 2013
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Hut, hut, crunch! January 29 is National Corn Chip Day.

This Sunday, some of you might be sitting around a big TV watching men in shoulder pads and tight pants run around chasing an oblong ball.

At your gatherings, there will likely be any combination of dips - seven layer, guacamole, salsa, French onion, you name it. It's also very likely that when you eat those delicious dips, you’ll reach into a bowl of corn chips.

The über crunchy, über salty snacks are known for their distinctive roasted corn aroma and made by baking or frying cornmeal.

In 1932, C.E. Doolin bought a small business that manufactured corn chips and began to sell them from his Model T Ford in Texas. The most recognizable corn chip was born – the Frito.

Fritos, made by the FritoLay company, have since become the quintessential corn chip. Popularized by their dipping ability and the ever-delicious Frito pie, a bag of Fritos can be found at most couch gatherings - including Super Bowl 47.

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  1. Anonymous

    It is?? I'll alert the media.
    Oh, wait.....

    January 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm |
  2. AleeD®

    WOO-HOO! I'll celebrate it! Wish Frito (ahem) L@y would bring back the taco flavored Fritos. Those were awesome!

    January 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

      We love p0rnchips!

      January 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
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