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Here are today’s five food finds about tater tots: 

Tater Tots literally mean “baby potatoes”; tatter for potato & tots “meaning little one.”

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Americans consume over 70 million pounds or Tots per year.

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Tater Tots were first invented in 1953 at the Ore-Ida Labs

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Tater is slang for potato (origin: 1750–60; America; by Apheresis, tato, and substitution of -er for final -o, tater).

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In Australia, tater tots are known as “potato gems.”

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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1795 The French government offers a prize of 12,000 francs for a method of preserving food for transport to the French army. It was eventually won by Nicholas Appert who invented a successful method to can food.
  • 1820 Jean Etienne Bore, died. Inventor of the sugar granulating process, founder of the sugar industry in Louisiana.
  • 1869 The removable steel plow blade is invented by James Oliver.
  • 1887 The first Groundhog day…

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