In case you want to understand the nature of the Pringles and the other stackable chips, you should forget idea that they’re made from actual potatoes in any recognizable way.
The Pringles Company (in an effort to avoid the taxes charged against “luxury foods” such as chips in the UK) once stated that the potatoes content in their chips was so small that they are technically not even a potato chips.
Then what are they exactly made of?
The process of making them starts with slurry of rice, wheat and corn, potato flakes which are pressed into shape.
Then this dough-like substance is rolled out into an ultra-thin sheet that is cut into thin chip-cookies by a machine.
As stated by the io9:
“The chips move forward on a conveyor belt where they are pressed onto molds that give them the curve which helps them fit into one another.
Those molds are going through boiling oil. Then they are blown dried, sprayed with the powdered flavors, and finally, placed onto a slower-moving conveyor belt specially made to allow them to stack. After that, they are going into the cans and off to the innocent mouths of the consumers.”
Almost everyone who is reading this enjoys the taste of the potato chips. However, one thing is for sure, they are one of the most toxic processed foods you can eat. Notwithstanding if they are made from actual potato shavings or not.