Were Potato Chips First Created As 'Revenge Snack'?

One of everyone’s all-time favorite snacks is potato chips. What do we love this lip-smacking snack for? It’s undoubtedly because of how deliciously crunchy, crispy they are. Apart from this, they are overloaded with indulgent flavours that in every bite you sense the burst of myriad flavours, that ultimately gets anyone drooling. Usually a variety of herbs, natural flavours, artificial flavours and spices are used to bring out to enhance the taste of these chips. As we know potato chips are simply made by peeling off a thin slice of potato and then either deep fried or baked until golden crispy. Potato chips form a large part of the snack food and convenience food market in Western countries. Be it any part of the world, potato chips are something you will find in every nook and cranny of the globe without a doubt. Millions of people around the globe obsess over a slice of chips and love gorging on it to sate their cravings. We know you must be eagerly waiting to know every bit of how this snack was created, who invented it and how it spread across the globe, earned a worldwide fame and reputation for its indulgent taste and zesty flavours. 


When it comes to any popular food in the world, one thing certain is that there’s always more than one theory behind its invention. The first known recipe for something similar to today’s potato chips is in William Kitchiner's book that was published in 1817 and soon after turned out to be a bestseller in the United States as well as the United Kingdom. Decades later than the first recorded recipe, a legend associated the creation of potato chips with Saratoga Springs, New York. By the late nineteenth century, a popular version of the story attributed the dish to George Crum, a cook who was trying to appease an unhappy customer in the restaurant he worked at. The customer kept complaining about how soggy his chips were so in order to win over the heart of his customer, he finally created the thin, crispy and seasoned potato chips we know today. These delicious chips soon came to be called as ‘Saratoga Chips’, a name that persisted into the middle-twentieth century. That at time, Crum was already renowned as a chef and he owned a lakeside restaurant by 1860 which he called Crum's House. Intriguingly enough, the 'Saratoga Chips' brand name still exists today 

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