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Morning Start: Pringles aren’t potato chips, according to the snack’s original owners

Your morning start for Friday, June 18, 2021

Good morning and a very happy Friday! We’re in for a beautiful, sunny day, with a high of 29 C. Today’s heat is projected to carry on through the weekend and beyond!

Fun fact: Pringles aren’t potato chips, according to the snack’s original owners

In an effort to avoid a value-added tax of 15 per cent, Procter & Gamble (P&G), the original owners of Pringles, made the case in 2008 that Pringles aren’t actually potato chips.

Their reasoning? Pringles’ shape and packaging are “not found in nature.” However, a British court ruled that since Pringles are 42 per cent potato, they qualify as potato chips. And under the rule of law, potato chips are taxed.

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