National Tortilla Chips Day Date in the current year: February 24, 2016

National Tortilla Chips Day February 24 is National Tortilla Chips Day. It's a good opportunity to celebrate tortilla chips, that go well with everything. By the way, we mean everything.

Do not confuse tortilla chips with corn chips, as far as these are two different products. Tortilla chips in Mexico are called tostados, that stands for toasted chips. Outside of the North America tortilla chips are called corn chips.

We have to credit Rebecca Webb Carranza as the inventor of tortilla chips. She and her husband owned the El Zarape Tortilla Factory in Los Angeles and were among the first to automate the produce of tortillas in 1940s. The machine that was producing tortillas often misshapen the product. Instead of throwing away these tortillas Rebecca decided to cut them into triangles and fry. She sold them for a dime a bag. Believe it or not, but tortilla chips became a nationwide sensation and they were served alongside chili, salsa, guacamole and a variety of different appetizers. We still do the same today.

Grab a bag of your favorite tortilla chips and serve them with any dipping or make nachos to celebrate National Tortilla Chips Day with your family or friends.

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