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Idaho Potato Commission joins in on the April Fools Fun with a new French Fry truck

Idaho Potato Commission joins in on the April Fools Fun with a new French Fry truck

Goodbye to the famous titanic tuber and hello to the newly unveiled, 40-foot long Big Idaho French Fry Truck

April 3, 2018
The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) said goodbye to their famous titanic tuber and hello to the newly unveiled, 40-foot long Big Idaho French Fry Truck.

The sudden change of heart (and potato) came as a surprise to potato lovers around the nation who have followed the Truck's journey since the original tour launch in 2012.

Frank Muir, President & CEO, IPC:

“What does it take to make the world's largest french fry on wheels? A crane, a pair of lumberjacks using a 2-man tree saw, and three continuous days of peeling.”

“Luckily we were able to fashion our french fry just in time for the launch of our 7th National Truck Tour.”
Once peeled, the 6-ton tater was slowly lowered into an oil-filled, superheated, Olympic-size swimming pool where it cooked for 17 hours straight. After it was finished, 112 bags of road salt were loaded onto a helicopter and sprinkled over the spud.

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For more information about the whereabouts of the Big Idaho® Potato French Fry Truck, visit www.bigidahopotato.com
The smell of the sizzling fry gathered a large crowd of locals around the warehouse eagerly watching in anticipation as the fry was finally lowered onto the bed of the truck.

Frank Muir:

“Something we didn't foresee was the crowd of hungry onlookers that tried to rip off a piece of our beloved fry.”

“We were forced to lock up the Truck for two days while the commotion died down, the scents of the french fry disappeared, and our hungry fans got tired of waiting.”
The first stop on the Truck's 7th National Tour will be in Fries, Virginia at the town's annual Fry Festival. Muir stated that, if eaten, the fry would feed over 8,000 people and go very nicely with a hamburger and milkshake.

Frank Muir:

“Oh, and one more thing, April Fools!.”
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The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency with many responsibilities, including the promotion of Idaho Potatoes.