Lay's Stax

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Lay's Stax is a potato chip snack food produced by Frito-Lay and manufactured in Mexico.[1] It was introduced in 2003 as direct competition for Procter & Gamble's Pringles (currently owned by the Kellogg Company).

Stax chips compared to Pringles[edit]

Stax chips are heavier and thicker than Pringles. The shape of Stax is a simple curve called a hyperbolic cylinder, while Pringles are formed into a double-curve known as a hyperbolic paraboloid. Stax chips have the flavoring spread across the inside curve of the crisp whilst Pringles have them across the outside curve. Stax chips are packaged in plastic packages,[2] while Pringles are packaged in cans consisting of cardboard and metal.[3]

In the UK, Stax are packed in all-cardboard cans.


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In Brazil, they have been on the market under the brand name "Elma Chips Stax" since late 2006 in the flavors "Cheddar", "Sour Cream & Onion", and "Original". Elma Chips is a Brazilian brand of PepsiCo Inc., also known for "Stiksy", among other brands. The yellow lid is marked with "Lay's Stax".[2] In Venezuela, Lay's Stax were introduced in early 2007 with the flavors "Cheddar", "Sour Cream & Onion", and "Natural Flavour".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pringles vs Stax". (September 3, 2008). Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Packaging Digest New stacked snacks take on a potato crisp icon Accessed 16 May 2007
  3. ^ Memorandum submitted by Procter & Gamble: Innovative Solutions to Waste Management Problems: The P&G Approach Accessed 16 May 2007

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