Pringles Controversy

Submitted by: SaintPatty 9 years ago in

Forget everything you thought you knew about Pringles snack chips.
There are 114 comments:
Male 1,023
they`re potato "crisps". a completely different animal.
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Male 486
wow so interesting i dont care lolz
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Female 160
Erm...Slow news day?
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Female 42
....IM FEELIN` SICK.
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Female 374
O_O should i be scared
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Female 504
Currently munching on paprika pringles, yum, apparently they contain dehydrated potatoes...are they there..but just really thirsty?
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Male 44
MY WHOLE WORLD IS A F*CKING LIE!!!
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Female 91
what?? nooooo!
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Male 39
I WILL NEVER EAT THEM AGAIN!
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Female 582
The really hilarious thing is that P&G went through a huge court case in the 1950s (?) in America because all the other potato chip companies were giving them crap about their product, so P&G had to prove that their product WAS a potato chip.
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Female 192
the last few seconds made me laugh, but i always knew there was something wrong with pringles...

i never liked `em anyway.

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Male 56
Really? This is what the governments of the world are spending their time on?
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Really?
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Male 227
the dough is basically mashed potatoes. watch "how its made" once in a while dumbass.
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Female 53
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I knew it xD
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Female 58
"Who gives a poo? If it`s fried and bought in the Chips isle, we`ll f*cking eat them."

HAHA

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Male 32
I have discovered what pringles are REALLY made of!
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Male 2,344
itsonly4ever, perhaps you did not hear the man say that it actually did matter which was which, because maybe over there in Brittian, potatos cost less or more. Fool.
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Male 357
NOOOOOOOOOO!!
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Male 90
But WHY would a country tax more on a food made out of a potato than a food made out of a dough
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Male 90
OH MY GOD!?! Pringles are made from DOUGH!?!?!? That is SO DISGUSTING!! I will NEVER eat them AGAIN! Wait what? COOKIES are made from DOUGH?! NO more cookies for me either, that is so disgusting. PIZZA is made from DOUGH!?! OMG I must now vomit up the pizza I ate. BREAD? BREAD is made from DOUGH? OH no!!! OMG it looks like the only thing in the world that isnt disgusting is real POTATO CHIPS!
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Female 1,407
0_0...My life`s ruined. v_v...

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Male 2,781
NASTY PRINGLES. I CAN`T STAND TO EAT THAT SH`T.
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Female 53
omg thank god i thought they were gonna say they were made out of meat
cause i was shocked when i found out mcdonalds french fries have meat products in them
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Female 1,231
It might sound like a fail, but it`s a win for tax evasionists everywhere. >.>
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Male 1,079
LAME.


The first thing which I did when I bought my first can of Pringles was to look at the ingredients. Sure as, it didn`t say ``Specially Selected Potatoes``.

Pringles never tasted like Potatoes. That`s pretty much why I liked them so much.


I can`t believe it took this long for these guys to realize.

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Female 1,398
I don`t really care, they still taste good.
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Male 7,933
"Forget everything you now about Pringles"
Well... thats a load of my mind.
"Judge has ruled that Pringles..."

WTF Is that?

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Male 38
its not like anyone really cares right...
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Male 602
No wonder I hate them...hehehe poh tate toe.
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Male 54
"Eeeeeevery thing you know is wrong. Black is white, up is down, and short is long. And everything you thought was just so important doesn`t matter. Eeeeeeverything you know is wrong. Just forget the words and sing along. Cause all you need to understand is that PRINGLES AREN`T MADE OF POTATOES!!!!!!!"


-"Weird Al" Yankovic
Everything You Know is Wrong


of course... i added the last line but if you sing it, it still fits!!!! :-D

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Male 54
"This just in: Pringles are NOT made of potatoes... not potatoes... WHY!?!?!?!?" *breaks down into tears* "HOW CAN THEY NOT BE POTATOES DAMMIT!?!?" *regains composure* "Back to you, Sally...." *camera goes off of him* "WHY??????!!!!!!!!!!"
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Male 291
Everyting i know is a lie :(
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Male 8
i knew those were not potatoes
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Female 649
ooh. weird... i also have a can of pringles next to me, the exact brand they had in the vid lol
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Male 366
They can`t even call them potato chips, they are labeled as "Potato Crisps".

And I knew they were made of dough for years. Doesn`t stop me from eating lots of them in one sitting!

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Female 88
Well, over here the tax is included in the price...either way, pringles rule (but you americans have more flavours of pringles than we do, DAM YOU!)
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Male 315
That`s actually sort of ironic, because in the US they went through great legal battles to be classified AS potato chips. If you look, they are advertised as potato chips, but the compromise was that they had to admit on the can that they were made from dried potato flakes. You can`t have your cake and eat it too, P&G!
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Female 531
maybe that`s why i`m allergic to them...
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Female 72
who cares?
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Male 107
Wow, why did I watch that. My universe is crumbling around me.....
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Male 9,305
Awww...no wonder they were so good. ; ; THEY AREN`T REAL! WAHAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
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Female 386
ARE THEY CHIPS?

YES

DO THEY HAVE POTATO IN THEM?

YES


THEY ARE POTATO CHIPS END OF STORY

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Male 176
My hand doesn`t fit in the Pringles can anymore =(
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Male 703
well those are one tasty baked douhg..
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Female 316
DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNNNN!!!!!!!

pringles aren`t real potato chips!!! mindf*ck!!! well no sh*t they aren`t potato chips, that`s why i can`t eat them. they`re not the grease-soaked slices of fried potato that i love, although i do commend them for being stackable.

the u.k. actually sued over this? i understand the tax incentive but the case itsself just looks ridiculous. this is what you guys do with your justice system?

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Male 2,004
actually pringles are made from mashed potatoes
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Male 2,395
I never knew baked dough tasted so good >_>
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Male 505
Pringles hold a special place in my heart.
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Male 3,058
Great... what the hell have I been eating all these years???
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Male 101
Wundt: Yea, that`s a very accurate way to describe them, lmao
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Male 101
Explains why I hate potato chips and not Pringles. I didn`t think people considered them the same?
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Female 264
It doesnt really make a difference to me... and i cant say im surprised, they never did feel like potato chips
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Male 409
Not a surprise. First, they are even called, "crisps" on the can, because they are not chips. And second, anyone who has ever eaten one knows they are basically deep fried mashed potatoes by the way they disolve in your mouth.

Personally... I love them

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Female 128
actually... now that i remember the taste... that makes sense...
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Male 277
OH NOES!
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Female 876
They`re still yummy.

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Male 263
In the U.S. they`re not potato chips, they`re potato crisps. I`m pretty sure that was decided on years and years ago when chip companies like Wise and Frito-Lay complained that Pringles weren`t potato chips. The actually story is that the U.K. judge ruled that they`re not potato crisps which is what the brits call chips, so the story is basically the same but backwards.
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Female 2,289
I thought he was going to say something even worse. Like they were made out of people or something... lol cause I was eating pringles while watching.
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Female 70
i think it sounds a lot stranger when people call them potato chips and they dont contain potato, but ive always called them crisps, and crisps they will remain, potato or not!
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Male 762
zoinks
Male, 13-17, Canada
389 Posts Monday, July 07, 2008 8:35:12 PM
good to see the legal systems hard at work.
(first?)
^^^^^^^^

how any one miss that ?

and the call on the pringles is pretty lame aswell

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Female 309
/care. I love Pringles too much to not eat them.
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Female 149
"To avoid a specific tax on potatoes, pringles told the UK: "oh no good sirs, these aren`t potatoes!"

A judge agreed.

And voila, potato chips, which are made from potatoes, tastes (sorta) like potatoes, but apparently, legally not potatoes."

LAWL. Just the way you put that... how british. He`s not dead... he`s resting. Ha.

But anyone who ever actually thought that weird crispy-yet-spongy texture- in the form of perfectly identical pieces, no less- was just pure unadulterated potato... No. Fail.

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Male 415
Pringles were never considered the same thing as regular potatoe chips when imported into the EU, mostly because they aren`t made from potatoe slices but a different form of it.

Everyone pretty much already knows this, or should anyway after seeing a stack of them.

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Male 432
...

i am a changed man after watching this video.

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Male 513
Ha ha! IAB "filtered" my words on here. Figures. To h e l l with everyone!
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Male 513
A BRITISH judge believes that Pringles aren`t considered "potato" chips. Who drating cares what some non-nice individual brit thinks about an American product? Let the brits live in their own little world, as usual, and let the rest of us Americans ignore them.
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Female 182
Basicaly they are made of potatoe but the judge ruled them to be something, don`t asked me how they figured that
The point is that crisps are taxed in england, and whatever they say they were isn`t taxed so we save money
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Male 413
contraversy.. damn nation what is this world comming too
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Male 319
The same thing happened with Jaffa Cakes (look them up!) a while back. Cookies (or biscuits) in the UK are subject to certain taxes and the makers of the Jaffa Cakes had to convince the government that their product was a cake - which are not subject to the same taxes.
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Male 11
why did the news presenter looked so serious? lmfao.
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Male 271
This is like that whole Jaffa Cake thing... where there is no VAT on cakes but there is on cookies or something stupid like that... ridiculous British import laws. Canada`s pretty bad also... that`s the one good thing about living in the US... everything else sucks though.
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Male 446
but they`re 100% tasty
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Male 904
OH NO!
MY WHOLE LIFE...RUINED!
not. who cares? lol. but i can make money off betting peopple that they arent potato chips
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Male 2,344
dude, spongamabob...that was awesome
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Male 1,399
Oh come ON.

Anyone who`s ever seriously looked at a Pringle could tell it isn`t a piece of potato.

Ever wonder how each Pringle was EXACTLY THE SAME SHAPE AND SIZE? Ever seen a real potato chip like that?

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Female 2,084
link from way back.
beware of fat free pringles

i think this proves their not made out of potatoes. potatoes wouldn`t do this to you.

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Male 2,344
If thou is not created from thee oh mighty potato, then thou is not a potato.
If thou does not look nor taste like the almighty potato, then thou is not a potato.
If the higher Manarch declares thou not a potato, then thous is not a potato.
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Male 957
Yep, the Brits are clearly the stupidest people on Earth. This was also a hilarious waste of time! Who gives a Freak what Pringles are or aren`t!?
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Female 193
OMG! DOUGH! wait... what were we talking about? zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Female 1,566
^ If they taste anything like Coke Classic, then yes. I dunno wtf Coke did to make the new Cokes taste different than Coke Classic, but they should stop.
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Female 179
Yumm, crack-a-cola... I would really like to taste one of those Cokes actually. I wonder if they tasted any better.
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Female 304
ZOMIGOD!! STOP THE PRESS! HIDE YOUR CHILDREN! FEED THE DOG! THERE NOT REAL POTATOES!!!
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Female 68
^^ If you want crack in your food, find a 20 year old can of cola.


I`m starving, so dough and cracka-cola are sounding real good right now... ;)

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Female 29
I thought it was crack in them or something, now that`s some news!
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Male 629
I wonder what the phobia for Soylent Green would be called.

Controversy never tasted so good...has it?

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Male 312
OMG THE CONTROVERSY!~!
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Male 115
next they will find that all the people who have cancer have eaten dough.
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Female 1,566
Oh god. Was I the only one think Soylent Green, here? Dough =/= worst fear. Soylent Green = worst fear.
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Male 350
drating duh! this is old news
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Male 612
OMG I`VE BEEN EATING DOUGH!!!!! *throws up*....oh wait.....thats not that bad at all!!!
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Male 2,372
^^or lemmon pies are made from lemmons...
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Male 3,301
Thats like saying McDonalds Chicken McNuggets are made from real meat...
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Male 909
...My entire world has just been blasted asunder.
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Female 360
Well, duh.
That`s why their nasty.
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Female 694
...I... I don`t see how this is a big deal... Oh well, I don`t eat pringles that much, but I still love them.
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Male 425
No sh*t they aren`t potato chips. Never have been. Even on the can they say "Potato Crisps" AKA potato-infused dough.
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Male 4,012
They *are* made from potatoes still. Watch the video again.

To avoid a specific tax on potatoes, pringles told the UK: "oh no good sirs, these aren`t potatoes!"

A judge agreed.

And voila, potato chips, which are made from potatoes, tastes (sorta) like potatoes, but apparently, legally not potatoes.

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Male 2,576
I allready feel bad for eating a whole can, Now I just feel like throwing up.

And at one point I went on 4 years without eating a single chip. Damn,t should go back to those days.

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Male 167
I WILL NEVER EAT A PRINGLE AGAIN.
[subconsciously eats pringles]
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Male 2,372
...not only that, they`re a major source of Global Warming!
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Male 11,739
Big deal, this will not affect sales at all.
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Female 153
Pringles are made from potato, corn, and wheat... just look at the ingredients.
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Female 2,674
That`d explain why I don`t like `em as much as normal chips :3
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Male 668
Wow... what a great news story. Of course Pringles aren`t made from potatoes... How would they all be shaped the same way to be stacked like that.
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Male 28
Pringles are made of people! You`ve got to tell them! Pringles are people!
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Male 756
Who cares, they`re still addictive.
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Male 176
wowzers
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Male 438
hmm had no idea they were peices of dough
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Female 512
:[
i`m never going to look at pringles the same.
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Female 13
dough?!?

eh.. not so bad. thought they were going to say they had nicotine in them or something..

would explain why they`re so addictive.

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Male 1,078
wow.
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Female 228
wow, I feel sad for our FDA.
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Male 437
good to see the legal systems hard at work.
(first?)
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Male 970
Link: Pringles Controversy [Rate Link] - Forget everything you thought you knew about Pringles snack chips.
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