What Makes Up the Name: chip + explosion
This could be any word that ends in 'p' followed by -plosion and it just means 'a lot of it.' Poplosion, naplosion, claplosion, niplosion, lamplosion. Eh. But what are you going to do with a ton of lamps exploding all over the place? Probably nothing unless you’re at MoMA. Anyway, we’re talking about food, so chiplosion it is. NEXT.
Origin: I kind of made this one up as a segway in 2011, but it's been happening since chip bags have been popping open and spilling chips everywhere, so probably the 1950s or 60s.