Rating: ©©-1/2 chips (tolerable)
Pringles new Hot Diggity Dog flavored potato crisps are an exclusive flavor for….. drum roll please….. Walgreens. Looking back at all of our Pringles Exclusive Flavor reviews, we would say that Walmart has gotten the best selection so far, and Target easily the worst – Walgreens would fall somewhere in between.
As for the Hot Diggity Dog flavor itself, well that falls right to the bottom of Walgreen’s Exclusive Flavors! Sorry, but these crisps are just another forgettable addition to the short list of hot dog flavored chips. For a much finer example of how a hot dog flavored snack should actually taste, check out our review of International Popcorn’s Jersey Dog Popcorn.
It is not that these Pringles taste bad in any way, because they really don’t. However, what they also really don’t do is taste like hot dogs in any way, shape, flavor or form! Quick sidetrack….
- Question: “Are you a ketchup person?” No, no, no, don’t try and give us that well what does that mean exactly…? You know what we mean. “Do you like ketchup, or don’t you?” Doesn’t matter on what, or what kind, or anything else. Simple, straightforward, yes or no, sort of question – “are you a ketchup person or aren’t you?” As for us here at Chip Review, some of us are, and some of us aren’t. The ones that aren’t, are very passionate about disliking ketchup. No ketchup on anything, anywhere, ever. Those that like the ketchup, seem to be more take it or leave it, as opposed to need it on everything, all the time (well, unless we’re talking about our Chip Reviewers who fall into the less than 5 years old range, that’s an entirely different story….who new ketchup was meant to go into milk?).
Okay, getting back on track here; as we were saying, these Pringles do not taste like hot dogs. What they do taste like is mustard. Lots and lots of mustard and salt. Not an overly harsh mustard, just your typical sort of sweet-ish, vinegary sour, and pungent yellow mustard. Also, way way way back in the flavor background, we can just recognize some very minimal sweet tomato ketchup notes. The pretty pink Pringles canister only shows mustard being applied to the slightly charred tubular dog, so you can imagine the disgust on the faces of those Chip Reviewers who are “not ketchup people”!!
So, there you have it, these Pringles taste like mustard, with a heavy dash of salt, and a light splash of ketchup – but not like hot dogs. For another mixed review of the Diggity Dogs check out Junk Food Guy’s review. And for a much more glowing review, check out The Impulsive Buy’s review.
As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think. Agree or disagree, let us know.
Discovered at Walgreens; Burr Ridge, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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