The Idaho Potato Museum, located in Blackfoot, Idaho, recently garnered attention for a unique exhibit: the world’s largest Pringles potato crisp, as reported by the World Record Academy. This extraordinary item, a marvel of snack engineering, was created by Pringles, a brand under Procter & Gamble.
Measuring an impressive 25 inches in length and over 14 inches in width, and weighing 5.4 ounces (approximately one-third of a pound), this crisp has been recognized by the World Record Academy as the “World’s Largest Potato Crisp.”
The crisp was originally made in Jackson, Tennessee, in June 1991. VroomVroomVroom.com describes it as “a monument to America’s love of snacks.” Its size surpasses that of a family-sized pizza and serves as a testament to the ingenuity in snack food production, reflecting a time when potato snacks contained more actual potatoes than salt and preservatives.
This Pringles crisp is not just an exhibit; it’s considered one of the crown jewels of the museum, which is dedicated to celebrating the history of Idaho’s most famous vegetable crop. The museum also houses other fascinating items, including ancient Peruvian vessels, believed to be the earliest known containers specifically used for potato storage, dating back 1,600 years.
Additionally, the museum features a Hall of Fame that acknowledges significant contributions to the potato industry, highlighting the cultural and historical significance of potatoes in the region and beyond.
Source: World Record Academy. Read the full story with additional photos here
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