Rocky’s Nut Brunch

14 Jan

Have you ever  had a Pringles?  You know the potato chip that is curved that fit so snugly in a tall skinny can?  They are highly addictive and you can’t just eat one.  Sometimes if you are lucky, all of the Pringles are whole and there are no crumbs in the bottom of the can, unlike when you get a bag of chips.

Fredric J Baur was a chemist and food storage tech that worked for Proctor & Gamble.  In 1966, Baur came up with the idea of a tubular container for these awesome chips called Pringles.  He filed for the patent and was granted the patent in 1970.  The rest you can say is history.

But here’s a tidbit of information that will blow your mind.  Baur retired from Proctor and Gamble in the early 1980’s.  He died May 4, 2008 of Alzheimer’s.  Baur had told his family that when he died, he wanted to be buried in a can of Pringles.  So on the way to the funeral home upon his death, his family stopped at a local Walgreens and bought an iconic can or Pringles.  Bauers remains upon his creation were then split between a Pringles can, in an urn placed with the Pringles can and another urn that was given to his grandson.


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12 responses to “Rocky’s Nut Brunch

  1. Kinley Westie

    01/14/2018 at 3:21 am

    Hope no one opens that Pringles can lookin for a snack!

    • Piglove

      01/16/2018 at 10:20 am

      I know! Could you just imagine??

  2. speedyrabbit

    01/14/2018 at 5:57 am

    I’m not allowed them cause I’m on a diet and salt is not good for bunnies,xx Speedy
    P.S I nominated you for the Mystery Blogger award today

    • Piglove

      01/16/2018 at 10:20 am

      aaww you are so sweet my cute little friend. Conpigulations on your award and thank you for nominating me.

  3. Tails Around the Ranch

    01/14/2018 at 10:25 am

    Whoa…who’d want to be buried in a chip can? Guess the founder answered that question!

    • Piglove

      01/16/2018 at 10:21 am

      I know! Even as a squirrel, I don’t want to be stuck in a can.

  4. evilsquirrel13

    01/14/2018 at 10:56 am

    I have never had a can of Pringles without broken chips inside of it. The crumbs are always the best part of any snack package, though….

    • Piglove

      01/16/2018 at 10:22 am

      Oh most definitely. I actually saw Bacon’s mom tossing that can back this weekend just to have the crumbs fall down into her mouth. Shaking my head. Humans. What can I say?

  5. Lee and Phod

    01/14/2018 at 11:31 am

    Glad his family followed his wishes!

    • Piglove

      01/16/2018 at 10:22 am

      Most definitely! These days, people wouldn’t have done that.

  6. Amy

    01/14/2018 at 7:52 pm

    My mother loved Pringles. That’s a good story of their origin and their originator’s ending.

    • Piglove

      01/16/2018 at 10:35 am

      It was really a neat story for sure. I’ll never look at a can of Pringles the same way – JRTS


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