It’s hot, it’s golden, it smells divine, it’s packed with potassium and it tastes DELICIOUS with ketchup. If you are a fan of the fabulous French fry (like we are), you’ll want to mark Saturday, July 13th on your calendar. It’s National French Fry Day!
The fry festivities will be taking place in the town of Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick – known as the French Fry Capital of the World. Each year, we at McCain join forces with the iconic town to pay homage to our favourite finger food.
“We opened our first French fry plant in Florenceville in 1957, so we have deep and long-lasting roots in this area,” says Barb Sharp, Public Relations Coordinator for McCain Foods.
There will be a full plate of fun, unique activities to celebrate the fry at Potato World Museum. Local artist Kerry O’Toole will unveil the World Record attempt at the largest piece of artwork using French fries. There will be a fast-paced French fry cutting contest, potato sack races, seed cutting, face painting, live music, and free museum tours. Kids can even learn French fry construction techniques and make their own art using fries and (what else?) colourful condiments.
Of course, there will be a lot of French Fry EATING going on as well, with free McCain French fry samples and the chance to win free McCain French fries for a year. Ms. Sharp says the secret behind the allure of the French fry is, well, the obvious one: fries taste great.
“But we think another reason people love French fries is because they are so often shared with family and friends at meal or snack times, creating a great spirit of community,” she said. “Let’s face it, how often do you reach across the table and take some fries from someone else’s plate?”
The All Good Blog team will definitely be there, sneaking a fry or two. But even if you can’t make it out east for the celebration, be sure to raise a fry in honour of this very tasty day. (Then take a bite, or two.)