If you’re a fan of pringles, you probably think you know all there is to know about the delicious potato snack by Proctor & Gamble; however, there may be certain facts you never knew before and we’re about to enlighten you in this blog.
Take a look at just some of the interesting facts below:
- They weren’t originally called Pringles
You may have thought that Pringles were born with their iconic name, but back in the early days of the 1960s, they had a different identity entirely. Pringles were originally advertised as ‘Newfangled Potato Chips’ but the name didn’t quite have that ring to it and was dropped soon after.
The creator of the snack, Proctor & Gamble had the ambition to re-name the brand with the same letter of the company – ‘P’ and after some thinking, settled on ‘Pringles’. It was believed that the current name took inspiration from a street named Pringle Drive; while others believe that it was a namesake to Mark Pringle who was the inventor of the 1942 potato-processing machine.
- They’re contained in a cylinder tub for scientific purposes
The cylinder-shaped can containing the crisps has become synonymous with the company’s branding however, there is a very good reason as to why it was designed this way. The can was invented by Fredric Baur to hold the crisps securely in place and keep them fresher for longer, which is why they hardly ever go soft unless the top is left off.
- The mascot has a name
You’ve most likely become associated with the character on the front of the Pringles can, without thinking twice about it, but did you know surprised that the little guy actually has a name? Next time you pick up a Pringles can either in-store or online, say hello to Julius Pringle!
- It is a worldwide snack
Although the headquarters of Pringles is based in Tennessee, USA, it has become a worldwide snack that has been loved for generations. Kellogg’s bought the brand from Proctor & Gamble back in 2012 and since then, saw profits increase by up to $7 million by 2014.
- There is a reason for their unique shape
Prior to Pringles hitting stores back in 1967, a great deal of time and effort went into creating the iconic shape of the crisp. While the unique saddle structure not only sets the crisp apart from any others on the market, it was created in a way to ensure the crisp wouldn’t break during transportation to the store and into customers’ homes.
- There over a hundred flavours
While there are only 14 different favours of Pringles available in the UK and 29 varieties in the USA, there are over 100 across the world. Some of the most bizarre flavours on the list include Blueberry & Hazelnut and Mayo Potato to name just a few.
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