Insider Knowledge: How A Potato Chip Is Made [Infographic]
Potato chips are America’s most popular snack food and deceptively easy to find. All we have to do is drive to the store or gas station, walk to the chip aisle, pick out and buy our favorite flavor – whether that be BBQ, Cheddar and Sour Cream, or Golden Original – tear open the bag, look down and devour the deliciousness. It’s easy to take them for granted, but a lot of work goes into developing the delicious crunch. If you have ever wanted to learn how this happens, look over the infographic below. We describe how they’re chosen, peeled, chopped and bagged in a 9-step process that starts with the potato at the farm and results in a crisp and savory chip.