There is only one brand of Tater Tots, and they are made by Ore-Ida in Ontario, Oregon. The popular potato-and-onion treat made its debut in American supermarkets in 1956 and has been distributed by the H.J. Heinz Company since 1965.
The main ingredients in Ore-Ida Tater Tots are potatoes, vegetable oil, salt, yellow corn flour and onions. An 86 gram serving contains 160 calories, 70 of which come from fat. Each serving of Tater Tots delivers 420 milligrams of sodium and 250 milligrams of potassium.
The name “Tater Tots” is a registered trademark and cannot be used by other makers of potato treats. Tater Tots were invented by brothers F. Nephi Grigg and Golden Grigg in 1953.