Pringles® Tortillas Truly Original Crispy Corn & Black Bean
Everyone knows it’s not a real party till someone breaks out the corn and beans. Well let the fiesta fly, because Pringles is bringing you delicious nonstop out-the-can corn and beany flavor.see more...
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across the US in 1975, and internationally from 1991 onwards.
P&G wanted to create a perfect chip to address consumer complaints
about broken, greasy, and stale chips, as well as air in the bags. The task was assigned to chemist Fredric Baur,
who, from 1956 to 1958, created Pringles’ saddle shape from fried
dough, and the can to go with it. Baur could not figure out how to make
the chips taste good and he eventually was pulled off the Pringles job
to work on another brand. In the mid-1960s, another P&G researcher,
Alexander Liepa of Montgomery, Ohio, restarted Baur’s work, and set out to improve on the Pringles taste, which he succeeded in doing. While Baur was the true inventor of the Pringles chip, Liepa's name is on the patent. Gene Wolfe, a mechanical engineer-author known for science fiction and fantasy novels, developed the machine that cooks them. Their consistent saddle shape is mathematically known as a hyperbolic paraboloid.
Their designers reportedly used supercomputers to ensure that the
chips' aerodynamics would keep them in place during packaging.
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