Rating: ©©© chips (notable)
For the 2014 holiday chip eating season Pringles has released two new “sweet-holiday-ish” inspired flavors, of course piggy backing off of the success of their other unique limited edition seasonal crisps the past couple of years. In addition to the milk chocolate flavor, they have also added a Cinnamon & Sugar flavor to their Tortillas line of crisps – churros anyone?! (review coming soon).
For the 2013 holiday season Pringles released a limited edition White Chocolate flavor of crisps, and for one reason or another we never got around to reviewing them until this past JULY!! So, in other words we were very late to the party on those ones, but this also means that we can still taste those lip-smacking, sweet cream and salty combined Pringles on the backs of our tongues. Which, in turn, gives us an advantage when reviewing the milk chocolate flavor. Henceforth, giving Chip Review the upper edge, and surely securing our victory….
We’ve asked before, but we’ll ask again, how much further can Pringles possibly push their flavor boundaries?!? They have already brought us the likes of Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon & Sugar, White Chocolate Peppermint, Pecan Pie, and even Mint Chocolate Chip, which we didn’t even get to try out here in the states! We were sort of hoping that they would try their hand at some of the more savory holiday flavors this season. Something like cranberry, mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, but alas it seems as though Pringles likes to stick with what has been working up to this point.
Overall, Chip Review enjoyed last year’s white chocolate flavored Pringles quite a bit. They weren’t revolutionary, or spot on accurate, or anything, they were just a decently, subtly sweet and salty potato crisp. So, based on the success of those crisps, maybe we came in with too high of hopes for the milk chocolate flavor? But, similar to the way that Junk Food Guy felt about last year’s white chocolate flavor, we pretty much feel about this year’s milk chocolate. They just fall flat, and sort of tasted eerily similar to the white chocolate flavor.
Initially, we did smell some strong notes of cocoa as we opened the canister, and the potato crisps were sparsely coated with a light brown dusting of seasoning. Truth be told, we had envisioned that the crisps themselves would actually be brown, but it looks like Pringles has stuck with their traditional potato crisps, simply dusted with the milk chocolate seasoning. As for their flavor, we do not taste chocolate of any sort. We had two reviewers taste them without knowing what they were trying, and neither one of them made any mention of chocolate. Both nailed the fact that they were eating Pringles, but one referred to them as sweet cream, and the other called them simply sweet and salty. These Pringles aren’t bad in any way, in fact they taste pretty great, but we just cannot find any real signs of chocolate flavor hidden anywhere among them! We wanted chocolate!! We feel cheated!! This is a missed opportunity by Pringles’, and we still expect a delicious holiday crisp this year!! That’s right, Cinnamon & Sugar Tortillas Pringles we’re looking and relying on you!!
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Crisps discovered at Walmart; Darien, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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