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Comment: I've heard that pringles contain an
ingrediant in them that makes you keep eating them. Is this true?

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Yes! It's called deep fried thinly sliced processed potatoes coated in salt. Highly addictive.
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Watch out snopes. I have a sneaking suspicion that ingredient is potatoes. Stop dancing and run away!
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If they do, then I am immune to it.

Just like I am for the addictive ingredient in Unlucky Fried Kitten.

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Fat. I'm sure that fat is addictive

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I've heard this too.

I typed 'addictive Pringles' into Google, got 13,000 results, but found nothing concrete to back it up.

"Once you pop, you can't stop"

...hmm, wonder if that's a warning of some sort?

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I heard the company that makes Pringles started out making tennis balls. Then one day, instead of a shipment of rubber, a shipment of potatoes showed up. But Pringles was a laid back company, so they said "nfbsk it, cut'em up!"

I miss Mitch Hedberg.

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Wasn't this mentioned a couple months ago in the MSG thread ("poisoning North America" or similar thread title) or was it only the quip that "there is a reason you can't eat just one?"

(edited for missing negative in quotes)

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Pringles=Potato-based crack.

"Hi, I'm Doug, and I'm a Pringles addict"

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All together now-
"Hi Doug!"

I'm a can a week Salt and Vinegar addict. Yourself? [lol]

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Original. [Big Grin]

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Pringles = GROSS

I prefer my mashed taters fresh, not compressed and dried-out, thanks.

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Well, I can't always bring fresh taters to work.

My all-time favorite way to make potatoes is roasted. I don't peel them and cut them into medium pieces, coat them lightly with olive oil, use a little butter, and season them with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and a bit of cayenne. Roast until golden, brown, and delicious. Very popular at synagogue pot-lucks (I'll delete the butter then, to keep it pareve).

Yes, I watch Food Network, especially Good Eats.

But I prefer Pringles to Lay's, and prefer Poore Brothers to any other type (but I think Poore Brothers , based in Goodyear AZ, is exclusive to the Southwest).

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Oh, I forgot.

MMMMM...Potatoes...Forbidden carbohydrate.... [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by mastershake:
I heard the company that makes Pringles started out making tennis balls. Then one day, instead of a shipment of rubber, a shipment of potatoes showed up. But Pringles was a laid back company, so they said "nfbsk it, cut'em up!"

I miss Mitch Hedberg.

Actually, they're made by Procter & Gamble, a soap company in Cincinnati Ohio. (Hold down your shift key when clicking that link)

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quote:
Originally posted by DAnnino:
Well, I can't always bring fresh taters to work.

My all-time favorite way to make potatoes is roasted. I don't peel them and cut them into medium pieces, coat them lightly with olive oil, use a little butter, and season them with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and a bit of cayenne. Roast until golden, brown, and delicious. Very popular at synagogue pot-lucks (I'll delete the butter then, to keep it pareve).

Yes, I watch Food Network, especially Good Eats.

Hey, here's a recipe for ya if you want to mix it up some time. I love these Rosemary Potato Wedges (scroll down page, recipe is a little more than halfway down), and they're already pareve. [Big Grin]
Good Eats is the best!

To keep this on topic, I have to mention that I CAN stop once I pop. After eating about 10 Pringles or so I usually start to feel a little bit queasy. I've never finished a whole can. I don't get that feeling with other chips, though.

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quote:
Originally posted by kendor:
(Hold down your shift key when clicking that link)

Or maybe you could just use UBB Code?
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quote:
Originally posted by mastershake:
I heard the company that makes Pringles started out making tennis balls. Then one day, instead of a shipment of rubber, a shipment of potatoes showed up. But Pringles was a laid back company, so they said "nfbsk it, cut'em up!"

I miss Mitch Hedberg.

That was precisely what I thought of when I saw the thread title. I live for Mitch Moments like these.
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quote:
Originally posted by Xia:
quote:
Originally posted by DAnnino:
Well, I can't always bring fresh taters to work.

My all-time favorite way to make potatoes is roasted. I don't peel them and cut them into medium pieces, coat them lightly with olive oil, use a little butter, and season them with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and a bit of cayenne. Roast until golden, brown, and delicious. Very popular at synagogue pot-lucks (I'll delete the butter then, to keep it pareve).

Yes, I watch Food Network, especially Good Eats.

Hey, here's a recipe for ya if you want to mix it up some time. I love these Rosemary Potato Wedges (scroll down page, recipe is a little more than halfway down), and they're already pareve. [Big Grin]
Good Eats is the best!

To keep this on topic, I have to mention that I CAN stop once I pop. After eating about 10 Pringles or so I usually start to feel a little bit queasy. I've never finished a whole can. I don't get that feeling with other chips, though.

That recipe (in fact, most if them) sounds good. I'll try it out the next chance I get [Big Grin]

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Good Eats people! [Big Grin]

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Good eats people?! What kind of sick bastard is this Good! [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by LizzyBeech:
Good eats people?! What kind of sick bastard is this Good! [Eek!]

In Soviet Russia, potato eats you!

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Do Pringles have MSG on them? Thats what came into my head when I read the OP.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheBeard:
Do Pringles have MSG on them? Thats what came into my head when I read the OP.

Oh yes and plenty of it... I think it's E-621 but it's late and my memory might be playing tricks...

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The regular kind doesn't but the BBQ flavor does.
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I think they`ve stopped making the cheese and onion Pringles in the pink canister as I can`t find them anywhere.Krogers used to sell them. Oh well it`s back to my 2nd fave...salt and vinegar.
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One taste of a Pringle and my tounge quick tells my brian and gage reflexes that this is not real food.
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I heard the company that makes Pringles started out making tennis balls. Then one day, instead of a shipment of rubber, a shipment of potatoes showed up. But Pringles was a laid back company, so they said "nfbsk it, cut'em up!"

I miss Mitch Hedberg.

Me too! I was at his last performance in St. Louis and got awesome pictures of him on my camera phone, then 2 days after he died the screen on my phone broke and I had to get a new one. I hadn't had a chance to save the pictures to my computer [Frown]

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quote:
Originally posted by Singing in the Drizzle:
One taste of a Pringle and my tounge quick tells my brian and gage reflexes that this is not real food.

Who are Brian and Gage? [Big Grin] BTW, welcome.

Seriously, I've always liked Pringles and figured the reason I tend to eat more is that because of the packaging, it's less likely to realize how many I've eaten. I can't see myself eating a half bag of chips simply because I don't normally eat a half bag of anything at a sitting, but a stack of Pringles doesn't seem like so much. Might be the same weight and all that, I dunno.

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I think part of it (for me anyway) is that Pringles aren't as greasy feeling as regular chips. Eating something really greasy makes me feel sick and therefore not wanting to eat more. Either that or it's the sweet sweet barbeque flavor. Mmmm, Pringles.

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I prefer the Lays Stax compared to Pringles anyway...especially the salt and vinegar ones. Maybe there is more MSG in those compared to Pringles because I can`t eat just one
[Big Grin]

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I heard the tennis ball thing too but as a rumour, not a joke, just a few weeks back.
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Only reason you would want to eat more is because it is psychological. I've learned this in class this Sunday. Few of the factors that I know that cause it is stress, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression.

There are more, but generally those are a few factors. Sleep deprivation and Stress from work or home are factors to cause you to hunger more as well as in foods "Sugar" overdose. Most foods have too much sugar that it causes you to want more.

You have to eat something that's better for you like Jello sugar free that has no calories to add to your tummy. But be sure that you eat the right amount of calories associated to your diet. Whether you are losing weight or need a few pounds to avoid skin and bones.

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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph Z:
I've learned this in class this Sunday. Few of the factors that I know that cause it is stress, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression.

You had to go to class on Sunday? There's your stress and sleep deprivation right there.
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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph Z:
Only reason you would want to eat more is because it is psychological.

Well, no. Sometimes I want to eat more than I should as a side effect of a mild allergic reaction. It is actually, I believe, swelling in the upper gastro-intestinal tract.

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