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Today, Americans consume approximately 70 million "tater tots" a year. They were created to utilize potato shreds left over from french fry production. The film Napoleon Dynamite (2004) popularized them even more. To burn off one serving (3 oz.) of tater tots would take about 67 minutes of walking.