Ultimate Factories

Season 5 Episode 6

Frito Lay

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Unknown on National Geographic
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The Frito Lay factory in Perry, Ga. Is one of the biggest chip factories in the world. The facility is divided into four main areas: the bakery, where they shape and bake products including cheese puffs, Funyuns and pretzels; the corn room, for tortilla-style products like Doritos; the potato chip production area; and finally a distribution center. We'll follow as potatoes are peeled, sliced, cooked and coated with flavors to perfection, and we'll have a front-row seat as the chips fly past the automatic system that scans each one, registering any anomaly in color, weight, size or density. If it isn't perfect, it is blown into the reject bin, ensuring that only the best quality is packaged to hit grocery stands across the country. We'll see how a simple potato is transformed into one of America's favorite snacks.moreless

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