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National Tortilla Chip Day

Tortilla Chip Day

When is National Tortilla Chip Day? This holiday is always observed on February 24

Today is a holiday with a crunch. It’s National Tortilla Chip Day, a February 24 holiday. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that’s okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate corn chips and salsa. Its popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to the rising popularity of what has now become one of America’s favorite munchies.

Did you know? The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by Texas businessman Elmer Doolin. 

Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with a handful of crunchy, tasty corn chips and your favorite salsa or dip.

Tortilla Chips Versus Corn Chips

Many of us think corn chips and tortilla chips are one and the same. Actually, they are different.  Both of them are made of the same ingredients: cornmeal, salt, and water. The difference is how they are cooked and prepared.

How to Make Tortilla Chips

  • Mix cornmeal, salt, and water into a dough.
  • Next, shape the dough into a round shape.
  • Cook the dough in a skillet or a cast iron pot.
  • Finally, cut it into triangles and then fried.

How to Make Corn Chips

  • Mix cornmeal, salt, and water into a dough.
  •  Shape the dough is pressed through a die, similar to how is made.
  • Then, the chips are fried in a heavy skillet. 

Ways to Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day

  • Buy a bag of Tortilla chips. Make sure you get tortilla chips and not tortilla chips.
  • Eat them and enjoy!
  • Make homemade tortilla chips.

Today's Quote

“Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.” – – Jodie Foster

History and Origin of National Tortilla Chip Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. It was very likely created by a food manufacturer looking to promote Tortilla Chips.

There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a “National” day, which requires an act of congress. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation about this special day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

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