Why Pringles potato chips have that shape? 🤔
In 1956, food scientists at Procter & Gamble set out on a mission: they’d spent years hearing complaints about their potato chips being greasy, broken, and stale, and they wanted to create the perfect potato chip.
The team came up with a perfect shape: the hyperbolic paraboloid.
The reason why they settled on this shape is because it allows the chips to be easily stacked and kept in place during packaging without braking.
The iconic red Pringles cylinder can changed the way the product was displayed and also probably allowed some savings in shelf space.
P&G sold Pringles to Kellogg’s to 2.7 B $ in 2012.
Fun Fact: its inventor’s ashes, Fredric Baur, are now in a Pringles’s can.
🔗 Source Links:
The Man Buried in a Pringles Can — Time.com