National Corn Chip Day Date in the current year: January 29, 2016

National Corn Chip Day January 29 is National Corn Chip Day. Watch movie or have a party at home with a pack of your favorite corn chips!

The first corn chips were produced by Charles Elmer Doolin, who purchased a corn chip recipe and established the Frito Company in his mother's kitchen. He and his brother were producing the first corn chips and distributed them, named Fritos. Today Fritos is one of the oldest and most widely recognized brand of corn chips.

Corn chips are very often confused with tortilla chips. Although they are both made with corn, their taste is not the same and they undergo different processes. Corn chips are made of corn meal, they are very crunchy, heavily dusted with salt and have strong aroma. Tortilla chips are subjected to the nixtamalization process, that makes corn easier to grind, but it also makes taste and aroma of tortilla chips milder.

Today corn chips are popular all year long. Serve them with guacamole, French onion, salsa or any dip you want to celebrate National Corn Chip Day.

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