If there's one thing we thought we were good at, it's eating (read: scoffing, devouring, stuffing, demolishing) tubes of Pringles. We could—and have—gone through multiple packs at a time and felt no guilt whatsoever.
So imagine our sheer panic when we realized we'd been eating them wrong this whole time. Oh, and you have, too. WHAT IS LIFE AND WHY DO WE LIVE IT?
Like any sane person, our usual Pringle-eating technique goes a little like this.
- Shove hand and wrist into tube.
- Use thumb and forefinger to grab four pieces.
- Employ your chest (yes, of course we're lying down) as a table for all four chips.
- Place one in mouth at a time, with the curve bending upwards so it sits on your tongue.
- Eat and repeat until the whole tube is empty.
The right way to eat Pringles, yeah?
Apparently not, after a spokesperson for Kellogg's told The Sun that they actually only season the top half of the chip, meaning for maximum flavor, the Pringle should be placed upside down on your tastebuds. We're done.
"Many people think that Pringles are seasoned on both sides. 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 it's maximum taste you're after? You need to place the seasoning directly on your tongue by turning your chip over. Put the side we formerly thought was the top on your tongue, and the edges that used to caress your tongue facing upward towards the roof of your mouth.
This changes everything.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.