Facts about Pringles chips

The Associated Press Published:

Below is some trivia about Pringles chips, which Kellogg said it will buy from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion.

--The chips were first test marketed in 1968, then went on sale nationally in 1971.

--The chips are made from a dough that is just 42 percent dried potatoes; the dough is cut and placed on carriers, fried and seasoned on one side.

--It takes about three or four potatoes to make a can of Pringles.

--The chips got their name after a Procter & Gamble employee noticed a street called "Pringle Drive" in Cincinnati; the name had a cheerful, nostalgic sound that executives felt paired well with the word "potato."

--The chips were packaged in cans to preserve the freshness and the shape of the chips.

--An artist created the mustachioed man on the can.

--Two-thirds of Pringles' $1.5 billion in annual sales comes from outside the United States.

--Most Pringles versions don't contain beef or pork derivatives. But some of Pringles Baked Stix versions contain animal by-products for flavoring.

Source: Procter & Gamble