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Potatoes Make Junk Food —but They're Not Junk

Mark Bittman: Corn, potatoes don't deserve their bad rap

(Newser) - Corn and potatoes get a bad rap, due to the fact that we mainly consume them in junk food form. But corn and potatoes themselves are, Mark Bittman reminds us in the New York Times , "real food"—unlike, say, Pringles, which are potato chips that contain just 42%... More »

Pringles Aren't Potato Chips, British Court Rules

Maker of the chip—sorry, snack —wins case, avoids tax

(Newser) - It’s official: Pringles are legally no longer considered potato chips in England—and manufacturer Procter & Gamble couldn’t be happier, Reuters reports. In an effort to avoid the UK's tax on chips, P&G went to court to argue the tube-dwelling snacks were actually more like cakes or... More »

For Inventor, RIP: Rest in Pringles Can

Children honor food scientist's wishes to be buried in chip container he developed

(Newser) - The man who invented the Pringles can is taking the chips' "Once you pop, you can't stop" slogan to eternity, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Dr. Fredric J. Baur patented the iconic container in 1970 while working for Procter & Gamble, and had long wished to be buried in one;... More »

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