Pringles ARE Potato Crisps (Chips)

Procter & Gamble will be forced to pay tens of millions of pounds in VAT after losing a legal battle with the (UK) taxman over its Pringles snack.

The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the Inland Revenue, which maintained that Pringles constitute a potato snack and are, therefore, liable for VAT (tax). The Appeal Court judges disagreed with a previous ruling that the low potato content (42%) exempted Pringles from VAT.

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Doctor What8 years ago
I was watching a food network special, and it said that after losing a court battle, pringles could not call themselves a "potato crisp (chip)". Hmmm... Restricted from the title, but still has to pay taxes? Sounds like America, not Britain.
lemonie (author)  Doctor What8 years ago
It does, legal technicalities over junk-food can be interesting, (which is why I posted it) L
I love junk food laws, especially like the "McDonalds Coffee" cases (which is why I commented on your thread).
lemonie (author)  Doctor What8 years ago
McDonald's can afford it - obvious choice. As far as lawyers go, there's a big pot o'gold at the end of the golden-arches...

L
Even though McDonald's can afford it, they still shouldn't be responsible for the mentally disrupted people who decide to sue over spilled coffee. No one in their right mind should need a warning that "coffee is hot". It reminds me of a debate in class. "Starbucks may warn you that coffee is hot, but it doesn't warn you that rubbing it all over your face will give you second degree burns, it's assumed."
lemonie (author)  Doctor What8 years ago
Well aye, but all these people in Law School will need jobs when they graduate... L
KentsOkay8 years ago
Is this what the world has come to?
lemonie (author)  KentsOkay8 years ago
Yes, plenty of money to be made in litigation. L
*storms away muttering
Chicken22098 years ago
what? why now? I heard this years ago...
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