Dec 182008
 


“Christmas spirit” means different things in different cultures. In England, people still dig Roy Wood‘s Christmas hit, “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.” Although the song made no splash in the US, it’s still so beloved in the UK that to coincide with the holiday, Pringles has chosen Wood to serve as its “Jingles for Pringles Ambassador.”

Jingles for Pringles is a contest in which Pringles lovers are asked to submit homemade jingles for their favorite processed “crisp.” To “inspire” contestants, Wood submitted his own jingle, which I would love nothing better than to embed in this post but, instead, you will need to visit the Jingles for Pringles contest page to hear for yourself. It’s a catchy little tune!


If you search “Pringles jingle” on YouTube there’s a shocking number of these homemade videos. I’ve placed one of them above, in case you’re not already hungry for that processed goodness. (Has an American ever poured Pringles into a bowl or basket? I’ve only seen them eaten directly out of the tube.) Happy Christmas, chips lovers!

By the way, how do you eat your Pringles: one at a time? in bunches? up or down?

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  15 Responses to “Jingles for Pringles Ambassador Roy Wood”

  1. Mr. Moderator

    OK, I’m going to have to kickstart this one: I eat Pringles from the can, one at a time, placing the concave-curved side onto my tongue. No variations.

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Out of the tube, one at a time, but, fer the luvva mike, you need to put the CONVEX side on the tongue — that’s the side with the salt on it!

    Sheezus!

  3. Mr. Moderator

    You know, I stink at knowing terms regarding anything remotely related to math and physics and things like this. Can you clarify what I meant, Hrrundi, and assure me that we’re actually on the same page?

    I place the chip in longways, not sideways. I place the side that’s curving from the bottom edges up to a hump in the middle onto my tongue. If I place the chip, longways, into my mouth on the other side, from just the right angle it might look like I’m placing a U-shaped curve into my mouth. Is that what YOU do? Salt or no salt, that’s unnatural!

    Or do you place them in your mouth sideways? I’ve never even considered that possibility.

  4. hrrundivbakshi

    Mod, it’s time to put all the other pointless rubbish in our collective lives on HOLD so we can address this one truly critical issue. I need to understand you here, and despite the torrent of words you’ve deployed to describe what you do with your Pringle’s, you’ve made nothing clearer. let me describe the proper way to eat a Pringle. Pay careful attention to both the content and the economy of my description:

    1. Lengthways.

    2. One at a time.

    3. Convex side *down*, on surface of tongue. If you were standing in front of me, the bend in the Pringle as it sat upon my tongue, imparting all its delicious salty goodness, would create a “u”-shape, or a “smile,” rather than an “n”-shape, or “frown.” Don’t be confused by the fact that the Pringle has a double-bow, across two planes. I repeat: looking at it *lengthwise*, as it sits on my tongue, you’d see a “u” shape. The bottom of the “u” is where all the salt is sprayed, and is the only side worth savoring.

  5. hrrundivbakshi

    I SUMMON MOCKCARR TO THE PRINGLE’S DEBATE!

    Come on, junk food king. I *know* you’ve got an opinion here. And don’t try to distract us with odes to the wonderfulness of Rold Gold pretzels or “Gold-N-Chees” snack crackers!

  6. Mr. Moderator

    We agree on the lengthwise entry; we disagree on the direction of the curve.

    This may mark the end of Rock Town Hall as we know it.

  7. BigSteve

    On the contrary, it represents its zenith, and this is coming from someone to whom consuming Pringles would never occur. (I don’t even like regular potato chips.) This is more entertaining than the project of trying convince some cave-dweller that music worth listening to has been created during the past 40 years.

  8. hrrundivbakshi

    I agree with BigSteve. This discussion represents the apogee of learned conversation, as far as I’m concerned. No, wait — this does:

    “Walter Becker brushed the Pringles crumbs out of his beard as he peered into the strange man’s cave. ’40 years,’ he thought. ’40 years without listening to a note of popular music. I wonder what Stan Kenton would say about that?'”

    HVB

  9. 2000 Man

    HVB is eating them correctly, but they can be consumed in threes as well as one at a time. But you have to eat them out of the tube. So long as there’s any in the tube at all when you’re done, you can say you didn’t eat the whole tube, and you thought it was at least half full when you looked in it.

  10. Mr. Moderator

    So the Americans in the Hall agree on at least one thing: Pringles are eaten directly from the tube, not served in a bowl or basket, right? Any Brits or other non-Americans following along? Have you ever served your Pringles from a bowl, as if they were real potato chips?

  11. underthefloat

    This is a profound topic and one for the ages. The most basic Pringles or perhaps primitive question that I have struggled with is that they MUST be eaten one at a time. Eat two or more and they are simply are not as tasty. I can’t explain it but they lose their thin flavor filled punch. This is not true of other snacks, such as other chips, popcorn, nuts, etc. Most other snack items are as good or even better with more then one item tossed in one’s mouth. Not true of Pringles. While fundamental, this is the great mystery of the Pringle’s chip experience. If some one could explain this truth or dare offer evidence to the contrary of this basic premise, I would love to hear it.

  12. mockcarr

    Actually, their lack of individual size makes cramming a bunch into your mouth an irresistible habit. It’s an early entry into seeing how many of a particular variety of food you can fit into yer gob. Sure, they don’t taste the same that way, but their fakey taste is their primary appeal. If you stuff a bunch of Lays, Wise, or whatever normal chips in, you still get no suprises in flavor, essentially.

    One thing Pringles did get right – their “reduced fat” version not only has as much fat as normal potato chips, but they seem to be even SALTIER than the lardass ones.

  13. hrrundivbakshi

    Mod, can we make Pringles the official salty, pultruded potato snack food of Rock Town Hall?

  14. Mr. Moderator

    I would support Pringles as the official salty, pultruded potato snack for of Rock Town Hall. Any objections?

  15. alexmagic

    I won’t object, as long as we have an understanding on the proper eating-from-the-can ettiquite and not that bullshit European pour-them-into-a-bowl technique that we still don’t have confirmation on.

    Eating them from the can is important for self-regulation. That way, the more you eat, the harder it is to fit your increasingly fat hands into the can. Pringles is looking out for you.

 
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