February 24, 2012 at 9:59 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Five Facts about Tortilla Chips

1. Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from round tortilla.

2. In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”

3. Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966)

4. Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.

5. Nachos, chips topped with a variation of shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, etc., are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943, account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips

Daily Quote:

“Why is it so hard to find an exercise bike with a basket for my tortilla chips?“~Roseanne Barr

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