Many of us have a favorite flavor when it comes to potato chips. Mine is salt and vinegar. At most of our local grocery stores, there is at least one aisle piled high with fluffy bags of potato chips in an almost endless variety of styles and flavors. But if it hadn’t been for a disgruntled customer and an angry chef, the world may never had gotten the chance to enjoy these savory slices. In 1853, a guest complained to chef George Crum that his potatoes were sliced too thick. George cut them paper-thin, deep fried them, and added salt before giving the order back to the customer. The customer—and soon the world—would be forever grateful!
Have you ever wondered which came first, the potato chip or the shopping carts we place them in? Find out with our Inventions Timeline Match printable.
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