What Are The Pringles Can Dimensions? Complete Detail

To understand the Pringles can dimensions, We first need to understand that the dimensions of Pringles can depend on the country and region before we discuss their can dimensions. 

The standard 5.8-ounce Pringles can is 3.15 inches wide and 10 inches tall. Although Pringles come in different sizes, these sizes range from 7.1 ounces to 31.02 ounces. 

We will also discuss the reasons behind the changes in can sizes over time. In addition, we will discuss why these chips do not come in the bag like any other common potato chips.

What are the dimensions of the Standard Pringles Can size?

Pringles Can Dimensions

In January 2022, Pringles’ can size was reduced from 200 g to 165 g. This change was attributed to increased manufacturing costs.

The newly launched standard 165 g can of Pringles is 9.06 inches or 23 cm tall and 3 inches or 7.62 cm in diameter. An old 200 g can measure 10.2 inches or 25.91 cm tall and 3 inches or 7.62 cm in diameter. Both old and updated cans have the same diameter.

You can also order a smaller serving than 165 g from their website, such as the 149 g can. The size of the 149 g can is the same as the standard 165 g can.

To remind you of the size of a Pringles can:

  • Old Standard Can, 200 g (discontinued): 10.2 inches or 25.9 cm in height; 3 inches or 7.6 cm in diameter.
  • Updated standard cans 165 g or 149 g: 9.06 inches or 23 cm in height; 3 inches or 7.6 cm in diameter.

All Pringles Cans Dimensions:

You can find the dimensions of every Pringles can on their official website. But this could take some time since it is quite a navigational process. So I have listed here the dimensions of all Pringles cans. 

Can SizeHeightDiameter
7.1 oz.11.5 in.3.13 in.
7.05 oz.10 in.4 in.
5.8 oz.10 in.3.15 in.
5.68 oz.9.19 in.3.13 in.
5.5 oz.9.19 in.3.13 in.
5.2 oz.9.19 in.3.13 in.
4.8 oz.9.19 in.3.13 in.
1.3 oz.2.6 in.2.8 in.
0.74 oz.2.15 in.2.8 in.

Pringles an iconic brand:

Pringles Can Dimensions

The Pingel family has been with us for more than 50 years. Pringles is a popular American potato snack brand that was first launched in 1968. Procter & Gamble (P&G) has been researching and developing the product for 10 years to defeat its competitors. With the long R&D effort, the aim was to design snacks that would not crumble and break, would stay fresh for a longer period of time, and would keep clothes and hands grease-free.

After that, snack packaging became available in cans, allowing these benefits to be achieved. Bags cannot provide these benefits.

The new king of potato chips has been designed by a chemist and the can have been created by Fredric J. Baur, a technician. Both of them began this project in 1956. In order to design a snack that doesn’t crumble, the chemist experimented a lot with the combination of potato and dough.

Baur used a robust tabular container as a can to avoid crumbling, and he invented a lid with a reusable plastic cap. However, the taste of the newly invented chips was not improved. So they had to wait and improve it, so the launch was put on hold for a few years.

Eventually, P&G began selling them after Alexander Liepa came on board to improve the taste. Baur is the original inventor of the can and holds the patent. However, later on, the saddle design was patented in the name of Liepa.

The name “Pringles” came out of nowhere. There are a lot of theories behind it. But it is from the potato-processing patent holder name Mark Pringle.

The initial name of these snacks was “Pringles Newfangled Potato Chips”. Later on, a competitor filed a case against P&G that they could not name their dough-based snacks “potato chips”. A chip is a real and full slice of potato. So they had to change it from the “Chips” to the “Crisps”. After some time, P&G took a stand in court that their snacks are not potato chips in order to avoid paying taxes on chips made from potatoes. Interestingly they won the case but later on, it was repealed.

In 2012, P&G was sold to the American food company Kellogg’s. Currently, Pringles are available in many flavors but with the original design.

The original version, lightly salted & fat-reduced, still exists in different packaging types and sizes. The most popular flavor among all the original flavors is the potato flavor, followed by the sour cream & onion flavor, and then the salt and vinegar flavor.

As we can see from customer reviews, customers still enjoy and appreciate the original taste and benefits of these snacks, such as not crumbling or spreading grease on their hands.

The original concept for the can design and product taste was patented by P&G, which gives it a distinct advantage and advantage over its competitors. These are the key factors behind Pringles’ success. This product also stands out in terms of a marketing strategy because the competition sells them in bags right from the start.

Currently, the production houses of Pringles are in total five different locations, two in Europe, one in the United States, and two in Asia.

What is the pringles can length?

Old Standard pringles Can of 200 g (discontinued) was 10.2 inches in length.

But Updated standard pringles cans of 165 g or 149 g are 9.06 inches or 23 cm in length.

How many Pringles chips or crisps are in a can?

The weight of one crisp or chip is equal to 2 g, so if we divide 200g/2g the answer is equal to 100 crisps. There are 98 crisps/chips in the 200 g can of Pringles. The Pringles website claims that the updated standard 165 g can contain roughly 90 crisps/chips and the 149 g version has around 73 crisps/chips.

How many Pringles flavors are there? Top flavors

There are many flavors of Pringles but here I have listed the top varieties on the market.

  • Sour Cream & Onion Crisps
  • Scorchin’ Wavy Loaded Nachos Crisps
  • Scorchin’ Hot One’s Los Calientes Verde Crisps
  • Ranch Crisps
  • Original Crisps
  • Mexican Corn Crisps
  • Honey Mustard Crisps
  • Cheddar & Sweet Sour Cream Crisps
  • BBQ Crisps

What are the dimensions of Pringles stix boxes?

Pringles Stix box Dimensions

The standard Pringles Stix boxes’ 4.88 ounces are 3.11 inches or 7.9 cm long, 1.14 inches or 2.9 cm wide, and 3.85 inches or 9.8 cm in height.

Currently, Pringles Stix is one of the less popular products among their various varieties. It is uniquely designed to give customers a different experience with flavor and texture as compared to the famous and standard Pringles snacks.

Some regions around the world discontinued this product because it was not performing well.


So in this post, I have tried to give you the exact idea about the dimensions of Pringles cans. I have provided the dimensions of all sizes. You have also discovered how many Pringles Crisps are in a standard can. I have tried to cover these topics thoroughly. If you have queries or suggestions do not hesitate to comment or contact us. 


How many pringles are in a small can?

The Pringles website claims that the small 149 g version contains around 73 crisps/chips.

How tall is a Pringles can 165g?

The newly launched standard 165 g can of Pringles is 9.06 inches or 23 cm tall and 3 inches or 7.62 cm in diameter.

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