I discovered Pringles Cheddar Cheese Flavor Potato Crisps several months back at a 24-hour convenience store nearby, and figured I’d taste some and report on how they impressed me.
Today, as back in 1974 when I first tried the original Pringles chips, the shape, color, and texture has remained the same. Back then, they provided a humped paper lining that covered the sides of the can; presumably to protect the chips from breakage. However, that liner has disappeared throughout the entire Pringles flavor line today. Yet the potato crisps survive undamaged, shipment to local grocery or convenience stores.
Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages
- These cheese-flavored potato chips are easily located at most any bigger grocery.
- Their light yet mildly cheesy potato flavor can beat those periods of afternoon hunger and late-night munchies. The dry crunch is unique to Pringles, which never arrive soggy or limp.
- These cheddar cheese potato chips are not greasy, and the flavor, unlike the more traditional bagged potato chips never grows tiresome to me.
- The stay-fresh can with the resealable lid keeps the crisps fresh for weeks after opening, and many months before opening. This is a great snack food to stockpile therefore.
- As with all other Pringles canned potato chips, these cheese flavored ones are all of identical shape, which makes them easier to chow down on. You can fit a large stack of them in your hand, and gobble them up without worry of much spillage.
- Zero grams of trans fat have been added to this product.
- I’ve always thought that the chips-in-a-can idea really preserves the chips as well as protect them from serious breakage. You do not find many crumbs at the bottom of a Pringles can; much less than in the bottom corner of a traditional bag of potato chips. The can thus, works well.
- The cans may be stacked vertically or horizontally several layers deep, without worry that the potato crisps inside will be cracked.
- I found this Pringles product for roughly $1 per Grab & Go Stack can tonight; a reasonable price for a convenience store, but they’re even cheaper at bigger places like Walmart.
- Though the original flavor of Pringles is the one that I remember and favor most, I’m pleased to see that these days, Pringles offers numerous flavors of that famous potato-chip-in-a-can, like this cheddar cheese flavor.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- The cheddar cheese flavor is too weak. I could barely taste it, and had to keep looking at the bright orange coloring on the crisp itself to remind myself that I was in fact, eating a potato chip that’s supposed to be cheddar cheese flavored.
- These potato chips have much fat and sodium in my opinion at 13 grams and 200 milligrams respectively, per 1.41-ounce serving.
- Sugar (in the form of dextrose) has been added. Do away with added sugar, please.
- I wish these chips could taste as good as they do but without the added salt and fat.
- The potato crisps could be made somewhat thicker, as I often find myself grabbing two or three at a time in order to achieve a sufficiently substantial mouthful. Thicker crisps would not only boost their wholesome good taste, but also make them strong enough to hold any chip dip you care to scoop up with them.
Dried potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, and/or sunflower oil), corn flour, wheat starch, and maltodextrin. Contains 2% or less of: rice flour, whey, coconut oil, monosodium glutamate, salt, dextrose, sugar, cheddar cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), onion powder, reduced lactose whey, nonfat dry milk, lactic acid, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, sodium caseinate, yellow 5, yellow 6, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, autolyzed yeast extract, and blue cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes).
Contains wheat and milk ingredients.
- Serving size: 1 ounce (28 grams or approximately 16 crisps). Servings per container: 6.
- Calories per serving: 150. Calories from fat: 80.
- Total fat: 9 grams, 14% DV.
- Saturated fat: 3 grams, 14% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Polyunsaturated fat: 4.5 grams.
- Monounsaturated fat: 2 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 160 milligrams, 7% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 15 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 1 gram.
- Vitamin A: 0% DV.
- Calcium: 0% DV.
- Vitamin C: 6% DV.
- Iron: 0% DV.
On the whole and aside from the weak cheddar cheese taste, I really like these Pringles potato chips. Pringles always go well at parties regardless of the flavor, retain their freshness for at least several hours if poured into a bowl outside of the tube, and are widely recognized as a snack mainstay. People know a Pringles chip without ever seeing the can. I’d rate this product an 85 of 100. Not bad.
Where To Buy Pringles Cheddar Cheese Flavor Potato Crisps
So look for them in the red, white, and yellow can with the semi-clear white lid that tops the can at your favorite convenience or grocery store.
- : Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-04-19: Originally published.