Rating: ©-1/2 chips (return to sender)
We’re sorry Target, but we just have to say it, as far as Pringles Exclusive Flavors are concerned, you got stuck with the worst of the bunch (thus far at least)! Seriously, it is one thing to have one good flavor, and one bad flavor, but for both of your Exclusive Flavors to ultimately be less than stellar is just, well, disappointing!!
We have to admit we were pretty excited for these as the cheddar & pepper combination is not one we have seen very much of. In fact the only other example we can find would be Lay’s Kettle Cooked Lattice Cut’s version, which we thought were lip-smacking!
So, what went wrong Pringles?!?
First of all, other than a tiny black dot here, and an even tinier black dot there, the black pepper aspect of these Pringles is practically nonexistent. Seriously, some of our tasters could not taste any (nor see any) at all, while others said that they did catch little hints of the slightly spicy and fragrant spice. This black pepper seasoning was not reminiscent of Pringles regular Salt & Pepper Crisps. Strike 1.
Even worse than the black pepper facet, was the seasoning combination used to represent the white cheddar cheese! In one word – Eeewww! Actually, three words – eeewww, yuck, eewww!! The seasoning just tastes off. Apparently, the combination of cheddar cheese, buttermilk, nonfat milk, sugar and citric acid does not sit well with our palates!! First, a shock of sour hits the tongue, then a creamy-milky wave coats the mouth, and then finally at the tail end we actually taste something recognizable as cheddar cheese powder. It is almost impressive how weird these taste! Not our favorite Pringles to say the least.
Still, as always, these are our thoughts, and we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at Target; Hillside, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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