Rating: ©©©-1/2 chips (notable)
For this “special” review, our last of the 2012 season, we have decided that since everyone, and their mothers, have already reviewed Pringles flavor-genre breaking holiday potato crisps, we are going to craft our thoughts, and our review, utilizing the words of a handful of our fellow snack evaluators. Due to our decision to plagiarize our friends you may notice that our review has been fashioned in the first person perspective, because, well, that is how they write….we hope you enjoy!
This was my White Whale…I went to two different Walmarts and two different Targets just to find these…things. Like I didn’t hate the idea of eating them already, they made me go to two Walmarts (Junk Food Betty). Ok….ok. So….hmmm. Wow. Wait, what? …let me gather myself, and try to describe these Limited Edition White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles (Junk Food Guy).
When I first bit into a chip, the peppermint was cool on my tongue, which I thought was interesting (Grub Grade). As I…closed my chompers, the air around the chip began to taste of chocolate mint (Junk Food Guy). The addition of a little peppermint oil, which is what I have to assume is one of the natural flavors listed in the ingredients, and you’ve got a noticeably oily snack (Kotaku). Then, as I chewed, the decently strong flavor of a rich cocoa and icy feel of mint emerged…only then to be blended with the predictable taste of a salty Pringles potato crisp. It was the most peculiar thing I’d eaten of late. So bizarre (Junk Food Guy).
The taste is akin to having an out of body experience. If you lick the chip – excuse me, crisp – you definitely pick up flavors of peppermint and white chocolate. It’s short lived though, like a stick of gum… (The Impulsive Buy). These Pringles tasted exactly like how they’re supposed to, and my taste buds wanted to go to their special place and pretend this wasn’t happening (Junk Food Betty). The flavor is actually…good, but it’s completely disjointed from the characteristic Pringles’ finish, which for lack of a better word is best described as slightly, possibly, sorta potato-ey (The Impulsive Buy).
These are great to experience, but not for extended snacking (Fat Guy Food Blog). Would I eat these again? I really don’t think so. But these are bizarre enough that if you bring these to your holiday party, it WILL BE what EVERYONE is talking about by party’s end, WITHOUT A DOUBT (Junk Food Guy)!!!
As always, these are our thoughts (told through the words of others), 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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