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Thread #59418   Message #2766428
Posted By: Ed T
15-Nov-09 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Court ruling: Pringles are potato chips (sort of)

A British court ruled a few months ago that Pringles have enough potato in them to qualify as crisps (translation: potato chips) and, therefore, are subject to a Value Added Tax of 15%. Procter & Gamble, the maker of Pringles, argued against the tax. Pringles, it says, are not crisps. Because their shape and packaging are "not found in nature."   Tough, said the court. Pringles are 42% potato. That's enough to qualify them as crisps. Under the law, crisps get taxed.

Pringles are 42% potato? OK, but what else do they contain? Here's the ingredient list: DRIED POTATOES, VEGETABLE OIL, RICE FLOUR, WHEAT . (You will be relieved to note: No artificial ingredients. No preservatives.)