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Joey Skladany
June 22, 2017

Once you pop, the fun may stop. For Australians, at least.

If there’s one thing we love most about Pringles, it’s the truncated hyperbolic paraboloid shape that makes it a perfect fit for your hungry mouth. Unfortunately, our friends down under have experienced a shrink in both the size of chips and their famous cylinder cardboard cans, resulting in a chiptastrophe that has taken social media by storm. 

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The sudden change, according to Pringles' website, can be attributed to a new production facility in Malaysia.

"The equipment we use in our new home in Malaysia is a bit different to our sister factory in the U.S. – this means that the way we make Pringles and the size of the packaging has changed," the statement reads. "You’ll notice that both the chip and can are a little bit smaller than the U.S. versions to fit in with the production facility."

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No word on whether the original U.S. recipe will make its way back to Oz. Considering the chip's self-described "incredibly high demand," we're not so sure they're worried about the backlash. 

(h/t BuzzFeed Australia)

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