Discovery Channel is the greatest place to find out how stuff gets made, so with the help of Youtube here you can see how the Pringles chips are made. And spoiler, it’s not made from slicing potatoes.
But that’s not all you will also get to see the actual tube being made before the actual chips, then they move on to the chips which are made by combining potato and corn starch with water. Then they go on to being fried, seasoned and packed.
One thing I always think about when eating Pringles is the bit from comedian Mitch Hedberg.
“I think Pringles’ initial intention was to make tennis balls, but on the day that the rubber was supposed to show up, a big truckload of potatoes arrived. And Pringles is a laid-back company so they said, ‘F**k it. Cut ’em up.”