Quick Facts to Know on National Corn Chip Day

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Here are today’s five things to know about corn chips:

  1. The “original” corn chip is the Fritos Corn Chip, first sold in the 1930’s
  2. “Frito Chili Pie” was invented in the 1960’s by Teresa Hernández, a cook at Woolworth’s lunch counter in Santa Fe.
  3. A corn chip is a snack food made from cornmeal fried in oil or baked, usually in the shape of a small noodle or scoop.
  4. Charles Elmer Doolin bought the patent for “Fritos” from a Mexican man for $100.
  5. In some areas, it is popular to pour the chili into a bag of corn chips and eat the mixture directly from the bag.

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SOURCE: AL.com
John-Bryan Hopkins

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