British science comes through again
An appeals court in Britain said Wednesday that Procter and Gamble’s snack treat Pringles were, technically, potato chips and subject to sales tax. . . .
Foods are rarely subject to sales tax in Britain, but potato chips happen to be singled out as an exception.
It’s good to know that the Royal Society isn’t letting the Britons down. Well, except maybe in mathematics:
The court heard arguments on whether or not Pringles, made 42 percent from potato and 33 percent from fat and flour, contained enough “potatoness,” to be considered a potato chip, or crisp.
42 percent potato, and 33 percent flour and fat. So what’s that last 25%? Love?