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This article is about the snack food. For the brass instrument, see bugle. For other uses, see bugle (disambiguation).
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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)
270 mg
Other constituents
Carbohydrate 15 g (0.53 oz)
Package of Bugles

Bugles are a corn chip snack food originally from General Mills.[citation needed]


Bugles were developed by a food engineer, Joe Appelbaum, who also created Daisies.[citation needed] They are available in the following flavours: 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).[citation needed] Bugles are so-named because of their "horn" or bugle shape.

Bugles were test-marketed in 1965 and introduced nationally in early 1966 as one of several new General Mills snacks, the others being the flower-shaped Daisies, tube-shaped Whistles, round Buttons, bowtie-shaped Bows, and wheel-shaped Pizza Spins, all of them long discontinued.


Bugles are fried in coconut oil, which contributes to their being significantly higher in saturated fat than similar 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.[citation needed]

Ingredients of Original Bugles: degermed yellow corn meal, coconut oil, sugar, salt, baking soda, BHT.[1]

International sales[edit]

As of November 2014, Bugles are sold in (at least) the United States and Canada.[citation needed]

Bugles were discontinued in Canada in early 2010 due to a decrease in demand[2] but brought back in November 2011 due to renewed consumer demand.[3] In the United Kingdom, Bugles were available in the early 2000s and manufactured by Golden Wonder.[citation needed] They were discontinued after several years.[citation needed]

General Mills also licenses the name and shape to other manufacturers of the same product:

  • In France, Bugles are manufactured and marketed by the Benenuts marque of Groupe Pepsico of France under the name 3-D's Bugles in various flavors, including natural, cheese, bacon, ketchup, and ham & cheese.[4]
  • In Japan, Bugles are named "Tongari Corn" have been manufactured by House Foods since 1978.[5]
  • In South Korea, they are known as "Ggoggal Corn" (꼬깔콘) and have been produced by Lotte Confectionery since 1983.[citation needed]
  • In Sweden and Norway they are known as "Sombreros", made by Estrella.[citation needed]
  • In Israel they are known as "Apropo", and are made by Osem.[6][7]
  • In Turkey , they are called "Cherezza Twist" and "Patos Critos" as they are manufactured by two different companies.
  • In Brazil, they are manufactured by Yoki, a brand of General Mills.[8]