So, 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