The Accidental Invention of the Best Snack Food Ever

  • Published: 30 November 2015
  • In 1853, George Crum was a chef at the Moon’s Lake House in Saratoga Springs, Ny. One day, a customer ordered fried potatoes. Upon being served, the customer scoffed and sent them back several times because of their soggy texture. But Chef Crum lost it. He fired back, cutting the potatoes paper-thin and frying them up. Back then eating with your hands was a major faux pas. But Crum’s plan backfired and the customer loved them. Soon thereafter, thin-sliced fried potato “chips” took the world by storm.


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Comments • 2 071

  • Great Big Story
    Great Big Story   2 weeks back

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  • Can we get 50,000 subs with ? subs a video?

    Atleast it wasn’t from lays

    • HassHansson
      HassHansson  1 hours back


      • CV
        CV  2 hours back

        My mom and dad ran a restaurant back in the 1950's in Toronto. A regular there complained there wasn't enough chicken in his sandwich. Dad returned with a whole rotisserie chicken in between 2 pieces of bread. The man along with the restaurant full of customers erupted in laughter. Dad made a new best friend for life.

        • Wax Mop
          Wax Mop  2 days back

          The creation of the potato chip is fucking gay because fuck you im drunk. who fucking cares.

          • Blues and Greys
            Blues and Greys  2 days back

            Well not really it came from England, but the Americans did not seal from the brits.

            • Privacy Private
              Privacy Private  2 days back

              Who else knew the story in the first place

              • TheHairyBeast
                TheHairyBeast  2 days back

                Just saying this isn't true they were invented in London in the early 1800's

                • Kane Ponelas
                  Kane Ponelas  3 days back

                  We need more assholes is this video is telling us lol jk

                  • Dave Richards
                    Dave Richards  3 days back

                    Does not look like oreos or fritos

                    • DodDeY YeeTy
                      DodDeY YeeTy  3 days back

                      It's not thin enough, make it thinner.

                      • EggHeadUSA
                        EggHeadUSA  4 days back

                        I feel like videos should be more honest that’s not the first chip maybe written down in America but that’s nonsense

                        • XxfrancesxX _
                          XxfrancesxX _  4 days back

                          0:40 to 0:50 each dish was the same

                          • Ian Hilmer
                            Ian Hilmer  5 days back

                            Hate to break this to you, but the potato chip was invented in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

                            • leon Brawl Stars
                              leon Brawl Stars  5 days back

                              So chips came to be cause a male Karen didn't get what they wanted ?

                              • Gift of Life
                                Gift of Life  5 days back

                                Have potatoes cut potatoes drop potatoes in hot oil

                                • TheCraftianChannel // TCC

                                  Potato ship: I’m the best snack food ever!

                                  My shredded cheese: *You Dare Oppose Me Mortal?*

                                  • Roger The Article 13 Hater

                                    I live in Saratoga Springs and there is a street called Potato Chip Lane. Not even kidding.

                                    • Nurs Malik
                                      Nurs Malik  1 weeks back

                                      8 year olds: it's free real estate

                                      • Idex Rex
                                        Idex Rex  1 weeks back

                                        I’m watching this video while eating chips

                                        • Green Sprite
                                          Green Sprite  1 weeks back

                                          I love chips

                                          • Ashley close 99
                                            Ashley close 99  1 weeks back

                                            Press this if your were eating chips during the vid

                                          • Rexa Shift
                                            Rexa Shift  2 weeks back

                                            Is it funny that I'm watching this and eating chips

                                            • nicolas Francisco
                                              nicolas Francisco  2 weeks back

                                              mathematicians ones said negative plus negative is possitve right?

                                              • Simon Rai
                                                Simon Rai  2 weeks back

                                                story seems in complete

                                                • Trollololol
                                                  Trollololol  2 weeks back

                                                  See assholes have uses.

                                                  • Ryan Lu
                                                    Ryan Lu  2 weeks back

                                                    Little did they know, there was something called chopsticks

                                                    • Gus Black
                                                      Gus Black  2 weeks back


                                                      • RDX Sinister
                                                        RDX Sinister  2 weeks back

                                                        And don’t forget that AIDS was accidentally made in a lab by the CIA. And was intended to spread towards gays and blacks to send America back into the old days.

                                                        • Charles Yeo
                                                          Charles Yeo  2 weeks back

                                                          How did it went from Saratoga to Lay's

                                                          • RIPZYEE
                                                            RIPZYEE  2 weeks back

                                                            Rood Salt Saler - Patato maker lady home work busy-
                                                            Mandavi Market Saler Grossary Shop shopping Busy - crowd market under Gasline man labour - Home Gas’s Bottel - Gas’s pip line
                                                            Fitting labour- Home patato Family Gust

                                                            • Mr Potato Chip
                                                              Mr Potato Chip  2 weeks back

                                                              yes this is true

                                                              • Colin Thiel
                                                                Colin Thiel  2 weeks back

                                                                it's just a prank bro

                                                                • Chad K
                                                                  Chad K  2 weeks back

                                                                  this story sounds soooo made up and fake

                                                                  • RandomBlake
                                                                    RandomBlake  2 weeks back

                                                                    I go to Saratoga Springs all the time In the summer when I’m up in New York

                                                                    • ::
                                                                      ::  2 weeks back

                                                                      Did he just eat fries with a fork!?

                                                                      • ReeceB speed up
                                                                        ReeceB speed up  2 weeks back

                                                                        I gave chips up😭😭

                                                                        • Stan
                                                                          Stan  2 weeks back

                                                                          Crisp not chip

                                                                          • BLINKONCE IN YOUR AREA YES OR YES?

                                                                            Don’t forget You were made by a broken rubber

                                                                            • Epic Zone
                                                                              Epic Zone  2 weeks back

                                                                              I live ten minutes away from Saratoga

                                                                              • Backpacker One64
                                                                                Backpacker One64  2 weeks back

                                                                                I love how _Great Big Story_ always leaves us wanting more 👶🏻🍟🍼

                                                                                • BRB dkdhdidbdvwiaosjsvshajs

                                                                                  Next time I'll try to be pissed at a restoraunt and my invention would be worldwide famous

                                                                                  • ZION Sina
                                                                                    ZION Sina  2 weeks back

                                                                                    The bruh moments in real life

                                                                                    • OjaruFan
                                                                                      OjaruFan  2 weeks back

                                                                                      My mom loves potato chips.

                                                                                      • william liang
                                                                                        william liang  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I don't mind soggy fries

                                                                                        • Jack DeVoe
                                                                                          Jack DeVoe  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Oh God those chips look good

                                                                                          • PSIKIRBY
                                                                                            PSIKIRBY  2 weeks back

                                                                                            MASSACHUSETTS GANG RISE UP, WE HAD THIS STORY AT THE START OF ELA MCAS EVERY YEAR

                                                                                            • Homicidal Andi
                                                                                              Homicidal Andi  2 weeks back