Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How Were "Pringles" Named?

From Wikipedia:

Pringles is a brand of crisps snack produced by Procter & Gamble. It was introduced in 1967 under the name "Pringle's Newfangled Potato crisps", which was changed to its current name the next year. According to the patent, it was invented by Alexander Liepa of Montgomery, Ohio, United States, (a suburb of Cincinnati) and comprises "A potato crisp product and process wherein a dough is prepared from dehydrated cooked potatoes and water and subsequently fried."

Pringles is especially known for its packaging (invented by Fred Baur), which consists of an upright tubular can with a foil interior, and a resealable plastic lid; it also has a famous logo, a stylized representation of a man with a large moustache and parted bangs. The crisps are made to a uniform size and saddle shape, so they stack very efficiently within the container, unlike other crisps, which are packaged loosely in a bag.

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posted by Staff @ 4:28 PM