Today, we celebrate what any good party starts with—Chips and Dip. Here are five quick facts* about this classic snack combo.

  1. The potato chip was first invented in 1853.
  2. Dips for chips first became popular in the 1950s serving as finger food.
  3. It takes 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 3,500 pounds of potato chips.
  4. Hummus, as part of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines for centuries, did not appear in the United States until after World War II.
  5. The first chip-and-dip set was made of glass and the two-bowl set was advertised as useful not only for potato chips, but also for salads, floral centerpieces and seafood snacks.

Chips and dip both come is a wide variety of flavors with popular varieties including ranch, cheese, honey bbq, honey mustard, jalapeño, sour cream and onion, etc. Honey is an ingredient found in tortilla chips, potato chips and pretzels with honey bbq and honey mustard/Dijon varieties. Kettle Chips even makes a Honey Baked Ham chip. Paired with your favorite dip, National Chip and Dip day can be as interesting and creative as you want it to be!

* Source: Foodimentary

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Shred Pop Honey BBQ

Arguably one of the biggest snacking trends today is popcorn.

Consumers are able to indulge on this all-natural, low-calorie treat without the guilt and that is truly the factor that has increased this snack category’s sales over recent years.

According to Euromonitor International, the popcorn sector was worth $7.8 billion in 2013 and this is expected to grow to $10.8 billion by 2018. The popcorn chip is also becoming an extremely popular snack choice and expected to help increase this category’s growth.

One aspect that makes popcorn so enticing is the countless flavors available to consumers. It is a snack option that is able to satisfy virtually any palette. SHRED POP distributes a delicious, Honey BBQ Popcorn—a snack with the snap of a chip and the same wholesome goodness as popcorn.

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As honey’s popularity among food and beverage makers continues to grow, so do our digital offerings!

The National Honey Board now operates five Made With Honey websites, each featuring technical information, new products, and tips and techniques for using honey in food and beverage products. Make sure to visit all of our websites to stay in touch with the latest news on products Made With Honey!

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