We’ve all heard of the iconic American Pringles brand, but did you know they were launched way back in 1968 in the States, although weren’t introduced in the UK until 1991!
The Pringles brand ditched the bag or packet in favour of the now renowned tubular paperboard can with a foil-lined interior and the resealable plastic lid. The tube was created specifically to hold the stackable chips in place and keep them fresh.
Pringles were originally known as Pringles Newfangled Potato Chips, but they had to be renamed potato crisps as they were made from a potato-based dough rather than being sliced from potatoes like real potato chips.
Today, they are sold in over 140 countries, and cultural preferences have led to some bizarre Pringles flavours from Eggs Benedict to Crab!
The Best Pringle Flavour is…
Until the 1980s, only the original flavour was available in the America. Today you can enjoy Pringles standard flavours in the US including salt and vinegar, sour cream and onion, cheddar cheese, ranch, barbecue and hot and spicy. There’s also been some yummy, limited editions flavours too.
Here’s a run-down of our favourite Top 5 Pringles flavours: -
What could be better than two classic American snacks put into one. Pizza flavoured Pringles win in the flavour stakes for us hands down or should that be hands in.
Buffalo Ranch Pringles
Tangy, smooth and perfectly seasoned, these Pringles Buffalo Ranch flavour combine buffalo and ranch flavours in one flawless crunchy Pringle.
Pringles Honey & Mustard
We’re never sure why but honey and mustard just go together so well. Pringles Honey & Mustard combine the sweet and savoury elements which make them burst with tangy flavour.
If it’s time to spice up your Pringles, these Jalapeno Pringles will be right up your street. Enjoy a tasty zing of spicy jalapeno in your favourite Pringle salty snack for an extra kick.
Pringles Dill Pickle
If you’re looking for something different, these Dill Pickle Pringles will have you screaming when you taste them! Mix things up with the big and bold flavour of dill pickle, you’ll love it.
Pringles Fun (but probably totally useless) Facts
- The saddle-shape of Pringles chips is mathematically known as a hyperbolic paraboloid.
- Gene Wolfe, a mechanical engineer and science fiction author of fantasy novels, helped develop the machine that cooks Pringles in the 1960’s.
- The Pringles logo of a cartoon head is officially known as Julius Pringles or Mr. P, and widely recognised for his large moustache, bow tie and parted bangs.
- Pringles were originally owned by Proctor and Gamble and bought by Kelloggs in 2012.
- It’s rumoured that Pringles were named by employees who lived on Pringle Drive in Finneytown, north of Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Another source claims the name comes from Mark Pringle, an inventor of a potato processing machine.
- Have you ever noticed that the “i” in Pringles on the tube has a Pringle shaped dot above it!
If you love the Pringle Jingle - once you pop, you can’t stop, what are you waiting for shop the Pringles range at www.candymail.co.uk and discover the amazing varieties and limited edition Pringles available online and delivered direct to your door.
Here’s to making Pringle ‘duck lips’!