Whether you eat your Pringles in bite-sized nibbles, or put jokingly make them into a duck lips, according to Pringles, you’re eating the salty snack the wrong way.
Okay, we’ll admit that if you’re putting them in your mouth, chewing, and swallowing, you’re not really eating them incorrectly, but according to the chip brand itself, you’re not getting the full flavor experience. Yes, you heard us right—there’s a proper way to eat Pringles that ensures you get the most tang in each bite.
So, what’s the right way to eat Pringles? Convex side up. That means that when you hold a single chip, it should look like like an upside-down smile; the ends should be pointed down, and the center should rise up. Essentially, when you place it on the table, it shouldn’t be able to stand by itself. If that still doesn’t make sense, it’s the bottom chip when you make your Pringles into duck lips.
Why should you eat it convex side up? Well, a Pringles spokesman told the British tabloid The Sun Online that only one side of the chip is seasoned.
“Many people think that Pringles are seasoned on both sides,” but “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.”
So if you want the most flavor in one bit, start with the convex side up. However, if you prefer something less intense, flip over the chip and enjoy. That said, you’re completely free to enjoy your chips any way you please—whether that convex side up, concave side up, or totally at random.
Now, all this talk of chips has got us craving something salty!