REVIEW: Pringles Limited Time Only! – Milk Chocolate

Rating: ©©© chips  (notable)

Pringles - Milk ChocolateFor 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

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REVIEW: Pringles – Exclusive Flavor Sweet Chili Tango

Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips  (notable)

Pringles - Sweet Chili TangoWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we simply can’t seem to keep up with Pringles and their many, many flavor variations.

Sweet Chili Tango huh?  We probably understand what Pringles is trying to do here with this new flavor name, but it’s a little silly don’t you think?  What’s next –  Sour Cream & Onion Waltz?  Fiery Habanero Foxtrot?  Mac’n Cheese Macarena?  And then, correct us if we are wrong, but does it not look like there are actually potato crisp judges beneath the chandelier in the background of the dancing duo on the bright pink canister.  That’s just plain old silly!!

Apparently these are not new – Junk Food Guy review them months back.  Which can only mean one thing, we do not shop at Walgreen’s very often, which is true.  However, this eye catching canister was not hard to spot once we did finally make a voyage to the popular drug store, and we made sure to snatch the ‘Exclusive Flavor’ up quicker than Psy’s dance moves in his Gangnam Style video.

Alright, time to try these – let’s tango!  First and foremost, lots and lots of sweet.  Probably verging on overly sweet for some people’s pallets.  Luckily that sweetness is combated and complimented by a good amount of tangy notes probably from some vinegar, and the inclusion of tomato.  Also prominent in the flavor mix was garlic, and of course some chili, each adding a nice bold, background essence.  However, funnily enough, we couldn’t find more than the slightest hint of heat anywhere amongst the light scattering of orange-ish-red seasoning!

Overall, the dancing potato crisps were a very eatable flavor, and blended well with the salty potato crisps.  No real big complaints were had by anyone, but then again at the same time, no one was lauding their amazingness either.  Let’s put it this way, if we found ourselves on the far side of the gym, standing alone, watching all of the other couples move to some classic Boys to Men, and Sweet Chili Tango came up to us and asked us to dance.  Then we’d definitely tango with these crisps again.

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

Discovered exclusively at Walgreens; Hillside, Illinois

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