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 • 2 493

  • Great Big Story
    Great Big Story   5 months back

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  • İsim Soyisim
    İsim Soyisim  11 hours back

    I accidentally clicked this video...

    • İsim Soyisim
      İsim Soyisim  11 hours back

      Did you fail the mission?
      Well yes, but actually no

      • Leslie Hyde
        Leslie Hyde  1 days back

        That restaurant had the best tasting chips. A bit expensive but totally worth it.

        • David Sesay
          David Sesay  2 days back

          This is false history a black man did it not a white man stupid

          • Fazed
            Fazed  2 days back

            Im eating chips while watching thiss

            • I have no name I also have no ideas for videos

              If he didnt like them tho, no chips!!!!!!!!, thanks to him he liked it

              • apatheticAnxiety
                apatheticAnxiety  3 days back

                Coool, can someone deep fry a whole untouched potato so I can eat it with my fork like a savage?

                • Dominant Shark Squad
                  Dominant Shark Squad  5 days back


                  • Lonewolf 101
                    Lonewolf 101  5 days back

                    '' potatoes served in the French manner ""

                    Potato dauphinois, potato gratin, and so much more!

                    • Yessenia Santiago
                      Yessenia Santiago  6 days back

                      Imagine that
                      Some random guy: woops i made the best snack ever

                      • Metty G
                        Metty G  7 days back


                        • That Boy Daniel
                          That Boy Daniel  1 weeks back

                          "There are no accidents" -Master Oogway

                          • Dairokuten Maou
                            Dairokuten Maou  1 weeks back

                            Chef: "Imma bout to end this man's whole career"
                            Chips: "Imma bout to start this man's whole career"

                            • C Tom
                              C Tom  1 weeks back

                              Don't forget cheese was invented when Polyphemus was transporting milk in animal stomachs 😂😂😂😂🤣

                              • Wayne Payne98
                                Wayne Payne98  1 weeks back

                                Potato chips suck

                                • Thomas L
                                  Thomas L  1 weeks back

                                  Pretty sure this wasn’t the first time they are made

                                  • MR. Sasquatch x
                                    MR. Sasquatch x  1 weeks back

                                    Ye is there any evidence to back this story up? other wise I'm just gonna put it down to being a theorie.

                                    • 1k subs with no video
                                      1k subs with no video  1 weeks back

                                      Imagine you just accidentally invent the iPhone

                                      • Aviaidan
                                        Aviaidan  1 weeks back

                                        Crisps... Crisps...

                                        • Cupcake Wolf AJ
                                          Cupcake Wolf AJ  1 weeks back

                                          I had a book about him! I loved it! It said he was a dumb kid at first but met a French man and George was sent by the Frenchman to fish some fish. That's all i remember, then he made the chips

                                          • Evil Koala
                                            Evil Koala  2 weeks back

                                            Beautiful story but just how many fat fucks abuses eating chips

                                            • Sofa ez ez
                                              Sofa ez ez  2 weeks back

                                              I like how this dude just gets mad then accidently invent potato chips

                                              • Muhidden Misbak
                                                Muhidden Misbak  2 weeks back

                                                *_I was accidentally made by my parents_*

                                                • xBeyond_ Sparkyz
                                                  xBeyond_ Sparkyz  2 weeks back

                                                  He wasn't the first one who invented it, there was many recipes way before his prank.

                                                  • SanicRektedYou
                                                    SanicRektedYou  2 weeks back

                                                    So diabetes was an accident

                                                    • Darren Hines
                                                      Darren Hines  2 weeks back

                                                      Crisps crisps crisps crisps crisp

                                                      Ok.......I’m English

                                                      • JackLostThe Y
                                                        JackLostThe Y  2 weeks back

                                                        If that guy had liked french fries we wouldn’t have any crisps.

                                                        • Hanna Liljedahl
                                                          Hanna Liljedahl  2 weeks back

                                                          I used to live in Saratoga springs New York

                                                          • [TMF] Gameplays
                                                            [TMF] Gameplays  2 weeks back

                                                            There are no accidents
                                                            -Master Oogway

                                                            • Ella Heap
                                                              Ella Heap  2 weeks back

                                                              Yet there was a British cookery book in published in the 1800s with a recipe for crisps in it

                                                              • jerry chen
                                                                jerry chen  2 weeks back

                                                                Him: the potato chip is a rather snarky, supprising and idiosyncratic story. Everybody watching: what did he just say

                                                                • SKYHD Movies
                                                                  SKYHD Movies  2 weeks back


                                                                  • Arjun Gotan
                                                                    Arjun Gotan  2 weeks back

                                                                    *There are no accidents*
                                                                    -*master oogway*

                                                                    • Ozilus
                                                                      Ozilus  2 weeks back

                                                                      Potato is the best thing in the universe

                                                                      • B- Beast
                                                                        B- Beast  2 weeks back

                                                                        What does Hoity-Toity mean?

                                                                        • Leandra Kesuma
                                                                          Leandra Kesuma  2 weeks back

                                                                          When you said cornelius vanderbilt, it reminds me of leviticus cornwall

                                                                          • Mahdi Vikia
                                                                            Mahdi Vikia  2 weeks back

                                                                            Task faild sucsesfully

                                                                            • Jotaro Kujo
                                                                              Jotaro Kujo  2 weeks back

                                                                              Those dislikes are from the air particles in Lay’s

                                                                              • Calebb_Is_ Sweaty
                                                                                Calebb_Is_ Sweaty  2 weeks back

                                                                                Am I the only one eating chips while watching this video

                                                                                • Tippy Magoo
                                                                                  Tippy Magoo  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Good to know the history of why I am so fat.

                                                                                  • ornstein
                                                                                    ornstein  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I Think Theres Some British Bloke Just Getting Angry Because You Called It Chips

                                                                                    • QNV gaming
                                                                                      QNV gaming  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I'm from Saratoga!!!!!

                                                                                      • EPICENDERLORD6489 LETS NOT DELAY

                                                                                        He chop
                                                                                        He slice
                                                                                        But most importantly

                                                                                        He makes chips

                                                                                        • faithana Hall
                                                                                          faithana Hall  2 weeks back

                                                                                          We call "chips" crisps
                                                                                          "French ships" chips

                                                                                        • 903 37
                                                                                          903 37  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Just like it happened to the pretzels

                                                                                          • Ali _ McGamer _ 04
                                                                                            Ali _ McGamer _ 04  2 weeks back

                                                                                            THIS IS NOW HOW CRISPS WERE INVENTED

                                                                                            • Spartan Locke
                                                                                              Spartan Locke  3 weeks back

                                                                                              0:30 lol