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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Legal Ruling of the Decade

This just in from England: Pringles are not potato chips. [Via TaxProf Blog.]

Comments (6)

I hope there was loads of money at stake here...Otherwise it seems like a trivial matter for an appeals court (please tell me this isn't their supreme court).

Never really liked Pringles: they don't even taste like food, more like a seasoning platform.

I recall the ads from the mid 70's claiming they were "New Fangled" Potato Chips...not Potato Chips. Case closed.

The Sour Cream and Onion are my faves.

Of course they're not. In England, they are called "crisps."

But "crisps" is in fact what they are determined to be not. And if you think Wi-Fi is a waste of public funds, you could get quite a kick out of some of the customs and VAT rulings that the European Union produces at great cost.

they are only "food" because we've been told they're food. They have an 18-month shelf-life. Until I started doing merchandising for work, I didn't even know they expired. I guess after their pull date, they start to taste like the glue that holds their canisters together.

A comic (I forget who) once said: "There's actually only one Pringle™ ... the rest are all Xerox™ copies."

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