Get the pop out, and the grill and hot dogs too, because these Pringles Cheese Burger Potato Crisps in the 6.38 Oz. can, will be your grilled cheese burgers, or at least, your snacks that taste just like the classic grilled cheeseburger. They taste, astoundingly like this favorite tailgating or picnicking food. When we bit into the first chip, we couldn’t believe how this flavor instantly calls to mind warm days past in front of a hot, flaming grill, watching the blue smoke rising, and smelling those cooking delicacies. These chips save you from having to break out the flipper, if that is, all you’re after is the taste of grilled ground beef patties and cheese.
As appears to be the case wit many of the Pringles chips flavors, the cheeseburger taste in these canned crisps comes a lot from artificial flavorings and chemicals. The potato chips themselves are coated with this America cheese-colored powder that delivers the taste of cheeseburger.
Advantages, Features, Pros, and Advantages
- This, along with most of the Pringles chips offerings, has a long shelf life. The chips remain crunchy for more than a year in never-opened cans, if stored in cool and dry places.
- The first resemblance to cheese burgers becomes clear when you open the can and smell its contents. There’s a mustard smell, mixed in with a grilled meat aroma.
- The packaging here resembles the other Pringles canned potato and multigrain chips products in terms of durability, ability to protect the chips and keep them fresh, and quality in general.
- Unlike the actual cheese burgers I prepare here at the house, this cheese burger flavor goes mild on the onions and ketchup, though these snack chips taste rather salty.
- Definitely more natural than artificial flavors dominate this potato chip.
- As potatoes are the base of this snack, you actually get the taste of cheese burgers and French fries altogether in one crispy chip.
- Crunchy? Oh yes. You’ll be hard pressed to eat these quietly.
- Not much of a sour taste here, although the included mustard along with its vinegar, imparts a slight spicy warmth to this potato concoction.
- Sugar levels here are often found in other Pringles canned chip products. But compared with other sweeter snacks, they’re indeed on the low side.
- As this product tastes so much like cheese burgers, I’ve enhanced its taste by dipping the chips in ketchup, mustard, or even mayonnaise. Yum!
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- The sodium here seems elevated, at 240 milligrams per serving. So, hypertensive folks, go easy on this treat. Indeed, it is a treat; not a staple.
- While I personally experience no problems eating monosodium glutamate (MSG) in my foods, I’ve known others who claim to. So it’s a bit of a concern that so many of the flavors in the product line contain MSG. Some people avoid foods that have MSG. So Pringles might do well to find ways to get rid of it in this and all of its potato chip line.
- Not much of either protein or fiber in this product.
- Due, I think, to the thinness of each chip, they become limp rather quickly when set out at outside parties in humid conditions. So, don’t put them out too long before your guests arrive.
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 less than 2% of: rice flour, salt, whey, onion powder, monosodium glutamate (MSG), tomato powder, sugar, hydrolyzed soy protein, cheddar cheese (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), mustard powder (distilled vinegar, mustard seed, turmeric), sodium acetate, natural and artificial flavor, dextrose, canola oil, citric acid, dried vinegar, spice, lactic acid, yeast extract, yellow 6 lake, red 40 lake, blue 1 lake, acetic acid, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, and natural smoke flavor.
Contains wheat and milk ingredients.
- Serving size: 1 ounce (28 grams, approximately 15 crisps). Servings per container: approximately 6.
- Calories per serving: 150. Calories from fat: 80.
- Total fat: 9 grams, 14% DV.
- Saturated fat: 2.5 grams, 13% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 240 milligrams, 11% 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.
I’d rate this limited edition snack 96 out of 100. Though the ingredients list is so long that they must print on the can in a very fine font, the flavor is simple and easily recognized as being like a cheese burger.
Where To Buy Pringles Cheese Burger Potato Crisps 6.38 Oz.
Look for this product in the white can with a picture of a fast-food style cheese burger on the front, with a flag tooth pick stuck in it, and a squeeze bottle of ketchup behind it. I found mine at Walmart. But these cheese burger flavored potato chips may be had from many larger grocery stores and online vendors.
- : Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-09-07: Originally published.