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Coming soon: Holiday-flavored Pringles

Holiday pringlesSo, tell me… White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles. Sound yummy? Cinnamon & Sugar? Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Sweet and savory combinations work so well: salted caramel, chocolate pretzels and so forth. I’m sure that’s what the research and development team for Pringles thought of when they developed these new holiday flavors.

When I first heard about them, I can’t say I was especially enthusiastic. Yet, I was curious enough to seek them out. And when I couldn’t find them, it became a challenge.

A friend of mine mentioned on Facebook that she’d seen them in Walmart. I checked every Walmart in the metro area to no avail. I checked local grocers, Target and other retailers. Nada. In the end, my friend who lives in Hoschton mailed me a package containing two of the flavors.

After trying both, I’m undecided. I wouldn’t buy them again, but they aren’t quite as unappealing as I thought possible. And, if I actually liked Pringles to start with, they might satisfy that sweet/salty note.

The Pumpkin Pie Spice had a minimal sprinkling of sugar and spices on a standard issue Pringles chip. A hint of sweetness and a burst of nutmeg hit you up front, but fade quickly. The Cinnamon & Sugar flavoring lingered a bit longer, but was not excessively sweet, which I thought likely.

I haven’t tried the White Chocolate Peppermint flavor (possibly the most questionable flavor), which may be released closer to the winter holiday season. One Target location in Roswell told me that they expected a shipment of the limited edition potato crisps in November. All other area retailers thought me in need of psychiatric counseling when I requested them.

How do you feel about the holiday flavors? Will you try them when they are widely available in the coming weeks?

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

23 comments Add your comment

gator32301

October 31st, 2012
12:58 pm

what do you mean “if I actually liked Pringles to start with?” that’s crazy talk.

Wilton

October 31st, 2012
1:01 pm

I saw the Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles at the WalMart in Cartersville a few days ago. I took one look and kept going. These do not sound appealing to me.

George Crum

October 31st, 2012
1:24 pm

Thinly sliced potatoes flash fried and lighly dashed with salt are an unbeatable, delicious treat. Why would anyone grind them into a paste, extrude into an endless number of identical units and coat with a chemical based unatural flavor? Makes no sense, If it ain’t broke…oh well, to each his own. No thanks sez I !

A

October 31st, 2012
1:26 pm

John O

October 31st, 2012
2:12 pm

I love Pringles and can eat a whole can in a matter of minutes, if I let my discipline go out the window. But these seasonal flavors sound repulsive.

Boycott Proctor and Gamble

October 31st, 2012
2:19 pm

How about the bittersweet taste of ruinous debt, the fun-filled flavor of ugly christmas tie or hideous socks or worst of all – fruitcake flavor?

Proctor and Gamble continues to murder over 50,000 innocent animals in unnecessary product testing that nearly every one of their competitors has replaced with non-animal alternatives. Just send them a message and boycott their products.

George Crum

October 31st, 2012
3:34 pm

That’s interesting Boycott, I would have put hideous socks AFTER fruitcake. But that’s just me.

Edward

October 31st, 2012
3:51 pm

A popular snack item I found in China are called “3+2″. They come in a couple different flavors but the one I tried is like a double-decker sandwich made with 3 Ritz-type crackers. The bottom filling is a tangy cheesecake like flavor cream, the top filling is a sweet strawberry flavored filling. So, the salty crackers, tangy cheese, sweet strawberry combine into a crunchy/creamy snack.

BOYCOTT PETA

October 31st, 2012
3:55 pm

I’ll boycott P & G which actually does something for the economy when YOU boycott PeepsEatinTastyAnimals which murders ENOUGH animals!!!

PJ

October 31st, 2012
3:57 pm

I like my salty/sweet combos (have done the Wendy’s french fries & Frosty dip), but not being a Pringles fan either, these just sound awful.

I'm Hungry

October 31st, 2012
3:58 pm

But not for these. Yuck. The Durkee Red Hot flavored ones are good.

Bhorsoft

October 31st, 2012
5:35 pm

Weeeelllll…Not in the league for the BK Bacon Sundae (which wasn’t bad), but probably better then Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans in vomit flavor…

Glenn

October 31st, 2012
8:00 pm

These flavors do not appeal to me, however, during a cruise ship stop in France last year, we came across Paprika flavored Pringles. Now I’m not a huge Pringles fan, but the Paprika flavor was quite tasty.

Lynda

October 31st, 2012
8:07 pm

Paprika Pringles are awesome!! You can find them in Europe, Sure wish they sold then here!!

BC

October 31st, 2012
8:31 pm

Just got back from Italy and Prawn flavored Pringles are everywhere

AC

October 31st, 2012
8:32 pm

I’ll try the white chocolate peppermint one and if it’s terrible I really don’t care, because I’ll have at least tried it :)

Old School

October 31st, 2012
8:56 pm

I just wish someone would bring back Chipsters. I really miss them a lot.

LJ

October 31st, 2012
10:14 pm

Boycott Proctor and Gamble: FYI Pringles is now owned by Kelloggs.

Jeff

October 31st, 2012
10:55 pm

Why don’t they take some lessons from Europe.
How about roast turkey flavor, etc? The available flavors
sound gross.

EWW GOSH NO

November 1st, 2012
4:46 am

White chocolate And pepperment flavored chips sound disgusting enough to Me…I don’t have to try it toknow how nasty it is.

Reds

November 1st, 2012
8:36 am

I love pringles. I would try the Cinnamon sugar, but I can’t imagine that I would run out to buy more.

Europe has better chip flavors in general. Walkers Crisps especially. Cheese and onion. mmmm The salt and vinegar is so much better than the S&V here too! I don’t like the prawn flavored, but they certainly are different.

Edward

November 1st, 2012
12:21 pm

The chip flavors in China are amazing. Pringles and Lays both offer some interesting ones, like Black Pepper Ribeye Steak, Roasted Chicken with Mediterranean Vegetables, Korean BBQ, Roast Pork with Black Bean Sauce, Seafood Stew (didn’t try that one since I have shellfish allergies).

Baltisraul.....

November 6th, 2012
8:34 am

Pringles could come in road kill flavor and I would buy them.