Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1901: Saratoga Chips

Trenton Evening Times, January 12, 1901

The potato chip originated at Moon's Lake House, a hotel in Saratoga Springs NY in 1853.  They were served to diners and guests who loved them.  First known as Saratoga Chips, their popularity spread throughout the country and were served with meals as a vegetable.  They didn't become a snack food until 1925.  Pearson Cook & Son (George)'s chip factory was located at 339 Lafayette Avenue.  The two story structure mentioned in the article is long gone.

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