Is a Pringle a crisp?
IS A PRINGLE A CRISP?
How could a Pringle not be a crisp when they are described as a "savoury snack."
In the case of Proctor & Gamble v HM Revenue & Customs this is what the Court had to decide.
The problem for Proctor and Gamble was is their product was a crisp they would have to VAT of around £100m.
Vat which is currently set at 20% is charged on luxury items.. There is no VAT on Fruit, milk or tea but there is VAT on ice cream, cakes and crisps.
In 2008 a Judge ruled that as they were only 3% potato flour ( 39% vegetable oil) they were not crisps.
HMRC appealed and won. Therefore is is official. Pringles are crisps.