February 2 is National Tater Tot Day

February 2, 2015 at 6:52 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Tater Tot:

Also: African Heritage & Health Week

Did you know:

  1. Tater Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs
  2. Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots meaning little one
  3. Americans consume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.
  4. According to advertising lectures at Iowa State University, people did not buy it at first because there was no perceived value. When the price was raised, people began buying it.
  5. When the tater tot product was first produced, there was no name for them.  Clora Lay Orton, a young house mother, submitted the name “tater tots” and won the contest held by the owners of Ore-Ida.

Daily Quote:“A man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestors is like a potato – the best part under ground.”~Thomas Overbury

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