Were early potato chips really thick?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Well, yes, but they were cutting them with a stone tomahawk....

    And that's not easy to do....

    But it did result in the invention of mashed potatoes....

  • 6 months ago

    They certainly were thick, I can remember my first ever bags of Smiths crisps, they were just like thick slices of potato. ;-) I loved the blue packet they put in the bag, that was salt. ;-)

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    They were whole potatoes .. the knife hadn't been invented.

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  • RR
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes. You had to be strong to carry a bag of them.

    • Carol
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      6 months agoReport

      Yes, and it made you hungry.

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  • martin
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Thats why you only got two in the bag first thing in the morning

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes, but they got wise and realized thin chips would make more money.

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes,nothing is as good as it used to be,these daze.

  • 6 months ago

    Probably. Something tells me they were cut with just a hand held knife.* A customer complained his " French fries were too thick". Chef then sliced real thin and deep fried new batch

    TV documentary on American food.

    Source(s): *First recorded in USA at Moon's Lake House resort. Sarasota Springs NY. 1824.
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