Bugles

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Bugles
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Bugles
Nutritional value per 25 g (0.88 oz) pouch
Energy 590 kJ (140 kcal)
15 g (0.53 oz)
Sugars 1 g (0.035 oz)
8 g (0.28 oz)
Saturated 6 g (0.21 oz)
Trans 0 g (0 oz)
1 g (0.035 oz)
Trace metals
Sodium
(18%)
270 mg
Other constituents
Carbohydrate 15 g (0.53 oz)
Package of Bugles

Bugles are a corn chip snack food originally from General Mills. They were invented by a food engineer, Joe Appelbaum, who also invented Daisies. They come in the following flavors: Original, Nacho Cheese, Sour Cream & Onion, Ranch, Chile Cheese, Salsa, Smokin' BBQ, Churros, Southwest Ranch, Sweet and Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter, Sweet and Salty Caramel, Cheddar, Ketchup, Coriander, Hot Buffalo, Shrimp, and Hot & Spicy BBQ (Exclusively manufactured by Tom's). Bugles are named after the instrument that they take shape after, the bugle.

Bugles were test-marketed in 1965 and introduced nationally in early 1966 as one of five new snacks, the other four being the flower-shaped Daisies, tube-shaped Whistles, round Buttons, and bowtie-shaped Bows, now discontinued. Bugles were no longer sold in Canada in early 2010 due to a decrease in demand[1] but brought back in November 2011 due to renewed consumer demand.[2]

Bugles are fried in coconut oil, which contributes to their being significantly higher in saturated fat than other snack foods, which are typically fried in soybean or other vegetable oils. Original Bugles contain no hydrogenated oils, however different flavors of Bugles such as Nacho Cheese do contain hydrogenated soybean oil.

General Mills also licenses the name and shape to other manufacturers of the same product. In Japan, Bugles are named "Tongari Corn" have been manufactured by House Foods since 1978. Similarly, In South Korea, they are known as "Ggoggal Corn" (꼬깔콘) and have been produced by Lotte Confectionery since 1983. In Sweden they are known as "Sombreros", made by Estrella.

Ingredients of Original Bugles: degermed yellow corn meal, coconut oil, sugar, salt, baking soda, BHT.[3]


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