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Let’s Clear This Up Once And For All, Pringles Are Biscuits And Not Crisps

Let’s Clear This Up Once And For All, Pringles Are Biscuits And Not Crisps

Please don't shoot the messenger. It's been approved in a high court that Pringles are not crisps. Instead, they're biscuits, apparently.

In May, we dived into the magical world of the Pringle factory to find out just how the crisps and biscuits are made.

The mesmerising process has allowed us to attempt the 'Pringle Ringles', which has been a pretty popular challenge this week. The perfectly shaped crisp biscuit allows those of us with enough time on our hands to flawlessly form this incredible sculpture.

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The 'once you pop, you can't stop' snack's ingenious shape also makes for optimum dipping technique.

But it's because of its faultless physical appearance that means that this food item is NOT A CRISP.

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In 2008, the case as to whether the product is a potato crisp or whether it should technically be a biscuit or cake was debated in court.

Well, the court ruled that the snack, which is made of 42 percent of potato, should not be categorised as a potato crisp product. That's because of the tube's 'unnatural shape'.

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Pringles are more like a cake or a biscuit, Revenue claimed, because they are also manufactured from dough.

It's a little bit more serious than just accuracy in the terminology. Procter & Gamble were forced to pay millions of pounds of VAT after losing the battle with the taxman.

One thing is for certain, in my mind anyway, they will continue to be the greatest light snacks ever invented. But don't get me started on whether Jaffa Cakes are cakes or biscuits... I can't cope with that today.

Featured image credit: PA

Topics: Crisps

Hamish Kilburn

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