The title doesn’t clearly state the area which is in question, by America I mean North America. North Americans munch around 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips each year, making it the most consumed snack food in the entire North America. In 1852, in a resort at Saratoga, New York, Cornelius Vanderbilt bought some french fries but sent them back to the chef because they were too thick. Chef George Blum replied to Cornelius complaint by making the fries extra thin and frying them. He sent them back and Cornelius fell in love.
Today, chips are worth more than potatoes, a pound of potato costs 500 times less than a pound of chips. 90% of Americans have a snack , 50% do have them more than once a day. 90% of Americans buy chips at least every three weeks. Tortillas are bought every month in 75% of the cases. 86% of North American children eat candy at least once a week