Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
When these Pringles Limited Time Only Cheese Burger Crisps came out a little while ago, we could have sworn that we had already tried Pringles Cheeseburger flavored crisps at some point in the past? Well, we checked our database, and low and behold, we HAD tried some, and they were called Restaurant Cravers Cheeseburger! But, that was at a time before we were taking good notes or writing reviews. So, we can’t be certain how similar those Restaurant Cravers are to these current day Limited Time Only crisps?
Recently, Chip Review also reviewed Lay’s Stax Cheeseburger crisps. We thought that they were OK. The consensus seems to be that everyone thinks they taste like McDonald’s cheeseburgers. So, how do we describe Pringles Cheese Burger chips then?? Are they like White Castle sliders? Burger King’s Whopper? Five Guy’s Little Cheeseburgers?
Well, not sure if we would compare them to any restaurant cheeseburger, because they were definitely not as cheeseburger-y (it’s a word, trust us) as the Lay’s Stax. And by this we mean that Pringles did not really attempt to mimic the meat flavor aspect of the cheeseburger at all, and their seasoning even allowed for some of the potato flavor to shine through. Whereas Lay’s Stax were actually able to create, to certain extent, a meaty quality (using what we believe to be some salty MSG-hybrid combination of ingredients), Pringles was satisfied with simply giving us many of the cheeseburger’s condiments’ flavors, and hoping that our minds (in conjunction with calling them cheeseburger crisps) would make the association.
You know what, we did make the association, and we actually liked them a little bit more than Lay’s version as well. Right away, we tasted the strong, predominant flavors of mustard and pickle, followed relatively closely behind by hints of onion. Underneath those powerhouses were the smallest hints of sweetness from tomato powder and maybe just the tiniest bit of smooth tang from the cheese. To be honest, these crisps sort of reminded us a bit of the seasoning used by Doritos on their Late Night Cheeseburger chips. Except for the fact that Pringles was missing that ‘wow factor’ (always include the wow factor – Chips 101), along with the little detail that Chip Review feels that the cheeseburger flavor definitely works better with tortilla chips, than potato crisps / chips.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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