Pringles is a brand of potato- and wheat-based snacks owned by the Kellogg Company. Pringles are sold in more than 140 countries and have yearly sales of more than US$1.4 billion. They were originally developed by Procter & Gamble, who first sold the product in 1968. P&G sold the brand to Kellogg in 2012. Pringles brand potato crisps were first sold in the United States in October 1968, and distributed internationally by 1975. The original Pringles television commercials were written, produced and directed by Thomas Scott Cadden (composer of the original Mr. Clean jingle) in 1968, while working at Tatham-Laird and Kudner Advertising Agency in Chicago. There are several theories behind the origin of the name 'Pringles'. One theory refers to Mark Pringle, who filed a US Patent 2,286,644 titled 'Method and Apparatus for Processing Potatoes' on March 5, 1937. Mr.