Why we've all been eating Pringles wrong this whole time

Publish Date
Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:06AM
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Pringles are one of those snacks that everyone eats differently.

Some nibble, some crunch and some put two in their mouth to create 'duck lips'.

But it turns out there is really only one correct way to eat them, according to the brand itself, the Daily Mail reports.

The way you eat them can really affect the flavour, it's been revealed.

It turns out that only one side of a Pringle is covered in seasoning, while the other is left bare.

Sometimes the flavouring rubs off on the unseasoned side, but the makers only sprinkle one of the sides, which is why the seasoning is often uneven.

That means that if you want the most intense flavour hit, you should eat a Pringle with the convex side facing up.

This means when you eat one of the crisps, the centre should rise up with either end falling down.

While you can still create a duck bill with your potato snacks or nibble away at them like you've always done, you may want to eat them the 'right' way from now on to get the maximum flavour from the iconic crisps.

The concave side - where the crisp dips in the middle and rises at either end - should face the bottom as it will not have much seasoning on it.

A Pringles spokesman told The Sun Online: "Many people think that Pringles are seasoned on both sides.

"In fact, only the top side gets a sprinkling of seasoning in the factory.'When Pringles are stacked in their can, some of the seasoning rubs off onto the next chip – which is why they've always been a little uneven.' 

"When Pringles are stacked in their can, some of the seasoning rubs off onto the next chip – which is why they've always been a little uneven."

Of course, if you prefer to not have such an intense hit of flavour when you crunch your Pringles, then it's probably best to turn the crisp over and eat it so the concave side faces up. 

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.