[<< wikinews] UK court rules Pringles are potato-light
Saturday, July 5, 2008 
A British High Court judge has ruled that Pringles are not a potato snack and therefore not subject to a 17.5% tax.
The judge, Justice Nicholas Warren, overruled a Value Added Tax (VAT) Tribunal decision that imposed the 17.5% tax which is also applied on other potato products.
Pringles' owner Procter & Gamble had claimed at a ruling in May that Pringles do not feel, look, or taste like a crisp. Justice Warren ruled that since Pringles are only 42% potato, it is exempt from VAT.


== Sources ==
The Associated Press. "U.K. court: Pringles are potato-light, tax-free" — Canadian Online Explorer, July 4, 2008
James Lumley. "Pringles Are Not Potato Chips, Judge Says in Tax Case" — Bloomberg, July 4, 2008