A potato chip is a slice of potato fried to a crisp.
Chips are usually eaten as a snack, such as with hot dogs or hamburgers at a picnic.
Well known brands in the U.S. have included Wise and Lay's.
Pringles are formed out of dough into a saddle shape to fit their cylindrical package.
In Britain and Ireland potato chips are known as 'potato crisps' or simply 'crisps'; in those countries 'potato chips' or 'chips' are a slightly thicker version of what in the US are known as French fries. See chip shop.
- ↑ In North America, Pringles are not marketed as potato chips, but rather "potato crisps". This is a food labeling requirement, since Pringles are made from a dough rather than from sliced fresh potatoes. See http://www.pringles.com/pages/index.shtml