August 12, 2010

Are Pringles an invention of the Antichrist?

I woke this morning with a real craving for tuna salad, of all things. Finally around 10:30 I could not wait any longer. I mixed up some tuna,relish, onion and mayo. I had a sandwich and 1/2 as an early lunch.

I find Pringles disturbing. How do they get them all alike?  It is like eating cloned potato chips.  They are good, do not get me wrong, but they are just a little off in their potatoey goodness. Pringles do go well with root beer and tuna salad though.

Did any of you read my previous post? I am sure after a few sentences your eyes glazed over in boredom. history is not fascinating to many of you, and my writing style does not help.  If we could sit and discuss it, I am sure you would have been more interested. Maybe Probably not. I enjoyed myself anyway.  Isn't that the point of this self-indulgent hobby anyway?


KeesKennis said...

If Muslims were allowed to blog they would pray to pringles.

Anonymous said...

You do know that the guy who invented the Pringles can was cremated and interred in one of his cans, don't you?
And the answer to the title question is yes.


Rita said...

Onions in tuna salad? That's just wrong.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Obama invented Pringles?
Yes, I just read your historical post and it was fascinating.
Pringles are a little to artificial for my taste.
There's a local brand chips here called Better Made. They've come out with a line of "dark" chips that are fabulous.

Grumpyunk said...

I carry Pringles with me when I'm out on the motorcycle. That can keeps them from getting squished. I saw a show on the History channel about how they're made. Don't watch it if you like them.

Grumpyunk said...

Oh. And the history post is something that I can totally understand and relate to.

Cappy said...

Yeah. Pretty much.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

I really liked them since they came out...Until I recently read several articles about genetically-modified, artificially-enhanced (fake) foods.
I wonder if there's any actual potato left after all that processing, or if they are made from potatoes at all?
*pauses to ralf*
I feel SO much better now, thanks for bringing this to my attention!

mts1 said...

So the potato is dehydrated, pulverized, then reconstituted. Potatos that are simply sliced and cooked randomly the old fashioned way can't be that much better for you. It's like wondering if your cigarette tobacco was organic or not.

I always imagined them making a mass of mashed potato, then spreading that thin and stamping out the Pringles shape. I just left out a step, the dry powdering.

I miss the Jay's potato chips plant on the south side of Chicago. Sometimes while driving past a) you'd get a whiff of cooking potatoes, yum, and b) they'd have a semi trailer on the lift. I imagined they did that to roll the potatoes into a warm water bath to clean them first, but the potatoes would come either palletized or in huge sacks (not in bulk on the trailer floor), so that wasn't it.

Joe said...

There is a Frito Lay plant behind the factory where I used to work. Yes, they did roll potatoes in bulk off the trailers. As you described their was a hydraulic lift that picked up the trailer and tractor and dumped them off. My old hometown used to have a ketchup factory. The smell of cooking tomatoes filled the air on the west side of town. I thought the smell was wonderfull until I worked there one summer.

Jean said...

There was a Quaker Oats plant in Akron between downtown and the University. (I think it has been converted to a high-rise mall thing)
I loved the days when the baking oats smell overpowered the smell of melting tire rubber.

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