Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips (lip-smacking)
Pringles just seems to be on a roll as of late. We can’t review them fast enough, and we can’t seem to praise them high enough either!!
It’s always fun looking back on our many ratings and reviews of Pringles from over the years. It is more than apparent that we have enjoyed a roller coaster of reactions along the way. While we have praised Pringles and their ability to continually produce new, and sometimes unique, flavors. We have wasted more than our fair share of time, and mouth space, on plenty of regurgitated flavors! Luckily for us, with their latest flavor, Pringles continues their lip-smacking streak, and joins the (apparently) trendy Sriracha Asian Chili Sauce party that began with last year’s Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ finalist.
Raise of hands, how many of you out there knew that Sriracha was pronounced nothing like it is spelled? Apparently, Sriracha is NOT pronounced like it is spelled. SI-racha, not SREE-racha. According to Wikipedia, “It is named after the coastal city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Prvince of Eastern Thailand.” Which is of course all fine and dandy, but why the additional ‘R”?? It makes no sense! We like pronouncing Sriracha correctly, about as much as we like the pronunciation of a certain retired Green Bay Packer QB!! Sorry Brett Favre, it is FAV-RE, not FARVE!!
We are huge fans of Huy Fong’s Sriracha Chili Sauce. That unmistakable green capped, rooster gracing, electric red hot sauce filled, clear bottle always brings a smile to our faces. While it may not necessarily be our absolute favorite hot sauce, it is definitely up there in the top three, and we probably would consider it the most versatile of any of them. We use it with everything. We use it in soups, on grilled meats, in sauces, on eggs of any type, and even on peanut butter toast (thank you Bon Appetit! – And, don’t you knock it until you try it!!). All that being said, we are very happy to report that Pringles has absolutely nailed the flavor – spot on!
Zippy and spicy, tongue tingling, Thai chili flavor, combined with a very generous dosage of powerful garlic, and rounded out with a heavy splash of nose burning vinegar! These are tasty, tasty potato crisps. The heat definitely does not last as long as the real hot sauce, but for a few moments, they do pack a punch.
Plain and simple, these are the best Sriracha flavored chips / crisps that we have tried so far. Granted we haven’t tried them all yet, there is still one illusive brand out there that hasn’t seemed to hit our local Chicago area shelves quite yet. But for the time being, we can say with utmost certainty that these are the best that we have tasted! Keep up the fine work Pringles!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered exclusively at Walmart; Darien, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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