One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that’s okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It’s popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America’s favorite munchies.
Did you know? The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by Texas businessman Elmer Doolin.
Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with a handful of crunchy, tasty corn chips and your favorite salsa or dip.
Origin of National Tortilla Chip Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.The earliest reference to this “day” in in 1973. It was very likely created by a food manufacturer looking to promote Tortilla Chips.
This is referred to as a “National” day. However, no congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day were found.