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Did you ever wonder what Pringles
potato chips were made of?
A: Known to most people, Pringles potato chips are
made from dehydrated and flaked potatoes. Unknown to most is the source
of these potato flakes.
Have you ever
wondered what McDonald's does with their left-over french fries?
most areas of the world local health regulations require that food cannot
sit under a heat lamp for more than 16 minutes before it is deemed inconsumable
by the public. It is at this time interval that one of the largest
suppliers of fast food for the world supplies one of the largest
manufacturers of potato chips their base ingredient. McDonald's carefully
collects unserved french fries and places them into specially created
dehydrators. The remains are then flaked and placed into airtight
containers which are then shipped to Pringles factories all over the
Don't believe me? Check out this
excerpt from the Pringles website:
How are Pringles made?
We're glad you noticed that Pringles are shaped differently and taste different. While Pringles contain the same basic ingredients found in other chip products, we take a totally radical approach to the way we mix our ingredients. We buy potatoes in the form of potato flakes and then add just enough water and other wholesome ingredients to make a smooth potato dough. The dough is cut in uniform shapes and these cut-outs are placed on pre-formed and Pringles-shaped carriers. The crisps are quick-fried and seasoned just right. Finally, they go to the stack-packer and then on to your favorite store.
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is where this excerpt comes from. Click on the link and read it for
NOW YOU KNOW!
The people at Pringles have written
Robrob8 an email (July 11 2001) expressing their concern in having the
truth made known about the manufacture of their potato chips. You can read
followed up this story (or rather copied it from my site) on
July 6 2008
on this page.
They have since changed their
news report but thanks to BART, I have below a screenshot of the