Pringles Salty Snack

A potato chip or crisp is a thin slice of potato, deep fried or baked until crisp. The simplest chips of this kind are just cooked and salted, but manufacturers can add a wide variety of flavoring (mostly made using herbs, spices, cheese, artificial additives or MSG).

Since potato contains 75% of water, it takes approximately 4 pounds of potatoes to make 1 pound of potato chips.

In July 2008, Judge Justice Warren (High Court, UK) said Pringles' "unnatural shape", distinctive tube packaging, and non-potato ingredients meant that the snack could not be classified as a crisp.

The ruling pointed out that Pringles – who are most famous for their irritatingly catch adverts "once you pop, you can't stop" – contain corn flour, wheat starch, maltodextrin, emulsifier, rice flour and dextrose, and just 42 per cent potato content.

Sources: Telegraph, UK, Wikiepedia