National Potato Chip Day 2022

It's here again, that special day we all mark on our calendars every year:  National Potato Chip Day!  

We know it hasn't been made into a national holiday yet, and the banks and schools are still open for some reason we still can't figure out, but let's face it - we really need to head in that direction!  Nevertheless, in honor of the day, we thought we'd say a few words on behalf of the (so underrated) potato!

Potatoes aren’t usually thought of as nutritious. However, this all-purpose vegetable (yes, it's a tuber, but tubers are just a wonderful type of root vegetable) has some impressive health and nutrition benefits. For example, potatoes are a good source of fiber, which can help you lose weight by keeping you full longer. Fiber can also help fight off heart disease by keeping cholesterol and blood sugar in check. What's more, the fiber found in potatoes is a special type called “resistant starch,” which has the health benefits of both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Finally, potatoes are chock full of antioxidants, which work to prevent diseases, as well as vitamins that help your body function properly.

Frankly, not only are potatoes underrated in their nutritional value, they are the most commonly consumed vegetable in the United States. In 2017, each person in the U.S. consumed more than 49 pounds of potatoes! This beloved vegetable is easy to grow and is used in countless dishes across the country year-round. And while there are a lot of great ways to prepare potatoes, today is about one way in particular! Potato Chips are consumed by 86% of the people in the United States.  That's almost 9 out of 10 Americans! And we have no doubt that once everyone has had a chance to try Wine Chips, that number will only increase!

So have a wonderful National Potato Day!  It's probably no surprise that the day falls just a few days before St. Patrick's Day, as Ireland is one of the world's great potato-producing countries.  So in honor of this wonderful convergence don't forget to try our "Pot of Gold" offering - 6 beautiful 1oz bags of some of our favorite Wine Chips flavors Private Reserve flavors!

And take a moment to appreciate one of the great foods on Earth! The Potato!!