Giant Spud Tour
Hey, if it can work for hot dogs, it can work for potatoes! Oscar Meyer has it’s Wiener-mobile and now the Idaho Potato Commission is going to have their very own “giant spud on a truck”. As part of the IPC’s seventy-fifth anniversary celebration next year they are planning to build the world’s largest potato and have it tour the country on its very own custom made trailer. In what is sure to be a media event the giant spud’s tour is to officially begin during the inaugural game of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in December, which is of course sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission. The idea for the giant touring spud was inspired by those vintage postcards of a flatbed truck hauling a much, much bigger than life potato. There is more behind this giant spud tour though than just making headlines, hopefully it will remind everyone who sees it that Idaho potatoes have earned the American Heart Association’s Heart Check Mark, proof positive that they are a nutritionally sound food choice. Also, the IPC will be generously donating $100,000 to the Meals on Wheels Program. No matter how you slice it, you can’t go wrong with potatoes.