Category: Pringles

RATING: Pringles Bold Bites – Jalapeno Ranch

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Pringles - Bold Bites - Jalapeno Ranch

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RATING: Pringles – Loaded Baked Potato

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Pringles Loaded Baked Potato

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Ranch Chips – Tell us what you think

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Chip Review’s Top 5 7 Ranch Flavored Chips:

1. Doritos – Cooler Ranch

2. Snyder’s of Hanover – Buttermilk Ranch Pretzel Pieces

3. Doritos – Blazin’ Buffalo & Ranch

4. Vitner’s – Cool Ranch Crunchy Cheese Curls

5. Pringles Tortillas – Southwestern Ranch

runner-up: Cape Cod – Kettle Cooked Farm Stand Ranch Waffle Cut Potato Chips

2nd runner-up: Popcorn Indiana Chip’ins – Jalapeno Ranch Popcorn Chips

REVIEW: Pringles – Sriracha Asian Chili Sauce

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Pringles - Sriracha Asian Chili Sauce

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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

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RATING: Pringles Tortillas – Truly Original

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Pringle's Tortillas - Truly Original

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REVIEW: Pringles Tortillas – Zesty Salsa

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Pringles Tortillas - Zesty Salsa

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Our review of Walmart’s exclusive Pringles Tortillas Zesty Salsa crisps, is brought to you exclusively by us, and written exclusively for you!

First, lets take care of those brass tacks and discuss the intricacies of Pringles’ new corn Tortillas crisps themselves.  The Tortillas are a heartier, denser, crunchier, and can we just call them a more “rustic” corn variation of Pringles’ traditional potato crisps.  Their mouth-feel is similar to the potato-based Pringles, only less brittle on the bite.  The crisps do still inhabit Pringles’ classically curved, oval, uniform design, allowing them to stack perfectly in their canister.

The corn flavor is definitely present, but sort of feels a bit manipulated.  Come to think of it, these may be the first tortilla CRISPS that we have ever tasted (but, apparently not the first that Pringles have ever made,- courtesy of The Impulsive Buy).  All that being said, what actually constitutes, or more correctly separates, a tortilla CRISP from a chip is beyond us, because honestly when we think of a crisp, we think of a “forced together” chip, instead of a sliced potato??

As for the Zesty Salsa flavor, not to steal words directly from Junk Food Guy’s keyboard, but he’s absolutely correct in his review that with “first taste of these New Zesty Salsa Pringles Tortillas: They tasted like OLD SCHOOL SALSA RIO DORITOS…And here they are…in Pringles form.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, and so we didn’t even try!  The seasoning blend is really delicious, but since we (Junk Food Guy) already brought up Doritos, we actually wish that these Pringles were seasoned more heavily a la Doritos.  These were just too subtle for our preference.

The seasoning starts with a zesty tang of slightly sweet, and moderately sour, tomato flavor.  Followed by a complimentary blend of some citrus notes, a little chile, and of course garlic and onion.  The combo is tart, tasty, and reminiscent of salsa!  Combined with the Tortillas’ corn crisps, and Pringles has another hit on their hands!  Nearly as tasty as their Southwestern Ranch, and certainly better than their Nacho Cheese flavor.

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Discovered exclusively at Walmart; Madison, WI

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REVIEW: Pringles – Chipotle Cheddar

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Pringles - Chipotle Cheddar

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A couple of years ago we reviewed some Pringles and declared the following:

THESE ARE DELICIOUS!!  These are Pringles, and they are delicious!!!  We checked our records and we can confirm that these are without a doubt, the most daring, boundary pushing and flavorful Pringles we have ever encountered!  Plain and simple, Chip Review feels that these are the best Pringles ever!!

We are happy to report that those Chile con Queso Pringles do still remain at that top spot.  So, why do we bring them up you ask?  Well, because these Chipotle Cheese Pringles remind us a lot of those wonderful delicious Pringles. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if they are practically the same flavor, with maybe only the slightest tweak, or two (or maybe none?).  With all that being said, why would these Chipotle Cheese crisps get a slightly lower rating than those Chile con Queso crisps?  Well, similar to the Doritos Nacho Cheese, or the Cheetos Original Crunchy conundrums; we begin comparing items, and flavors, that are alike, and unless the new chip, crisp, or puff elevates beyond the delicious original, we cannot rate them as highly.

So, rather than waste any time or energy on writing a witty new review, let us simply tell you that if you are looking for a review of these Chipotle Cheese Pringles, than you can read our review for the Chile con Queso Pringles.  You can imagine that these taste very, very similar, and it is plausible to assume that these crisps have a slightly smokier background chile flavor, and maybe not quite the complex range of flavor profiles that those Chile con Queso crisps encompassed.  However, without tasting the two side by side we really cannot pinpoint those differences!  If you were among the lucky people who tried, and liked, the Chile con Queso crisps during their limited time, then we are happy to report that you will like these as well!!

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Discovered at Target; Hillside, Illinois

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