I discovered Pringles Cheez Ummms Mild Jalapeno Cheddar Potato Crisps this past Friday at Walmart, and decided to sample and then write a review on them. Indeed they pleased me. It’s unfortunate though that, according to the can, this is a limited time only product. So you may not be able to find it very soon, unless Pringles decides to continue production. Get ’em while you can.
These cheese-flavored peppery potato chips offer a satisfying yet mild cheddar cheese flavor, that is not covered up by the jalapeno, and which is derived from natural sources. The chips themselves are colored a light yellow, as you would expect from a Pringles potato chip. The cheddar cheese herein does not have much of a color, and thus, this flavor does not alter the color of the chips much from that of the original-flavored Pringles crisps. However, you will find a light-colored powder coating these potato chips, that carries the salty, cheddar-jalapeno taste. This treat is made with real cheese according to the label. So, my compliments to Pringles for that. These have a stronger jalapeno flavor than a cheddar flavor. But the two tastes together work well to produce a delectable, unique flavor combo.
Pros, Advantages, Benefits, and Features
- This product is generally easily found at the bigger grocery stores, though as mentioned, perhaps for a limited time only.
- This snack is not greasy, and the flavor, never becomes tedious through repeated snacking.
- The freshness-locking can with the resealable lid keeps these cheddar crisps fresh for a couple weeks after the first opening, and many months if you do not remove the foil cover. This is, thus, a great snack to stock for long periods.
- The yellow cheddar cheese taste is more pronounced and thus, easier to identify than the flavorings in some of the other Pringles flavored crisps. Indeed, they struck a good balance between cheese and potato in this offering, and threw in the jalapeno for good measure too.
- Zero grams of trans fat and only one gram of sugar per serving.
- Cans may be stacked several layers deep, either stood up or laid down, without fear of mangling the chips inside.
- I found this product for roughly $1.50 per Super Stack can at Walmart.
- Though the original flavor of Pringles is what I like best, in spite of all the new flavors, I’m still pleased that Pringles offers so many flavors of that famous potato-chip-in-a-can, like this Cheez Ummms one.
- As with all other Pringles canned potato chips, these ones are all shaped the same (like a hyperbolic paraboloid), which simplifies devouring them. You can quickly grasp a big handful, and put them down your throat with not much crumb spillage.
Disadvantages, Concerns, Problems, and Cons
- Each potato chip could be thicker, as I often must grab two or three at a time for a big enough mouthful. Thicker crisps would not only boost their wholesomeness, but also make them strong enough to carry any chip dip you’d wish to scoop with them, from the bowl to your mouth. These chips are too fragile for serious dipping.
- They have much fat and sodium in my view, at 9 grams and 190 milligrams respectively, per 1-ounce serving.
- There are also some high-tech- and unnatural-sounding chemical additives printed on the label that includes disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, and sodium caseinate.
- Sugar (in the form of dextrose) as well as wheat starch also appear on the label. Abolish the added sugar, please. I’d really appreciate it.
- I wish these chips could taste as good as they do, but without the added sugar, salt, and fat.
Dried potatoes, vegetable oil (corn oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, and / or sunflower oil), corn flour, wheat starch, and maltodextrin. Contains 2% of less of: rice flour, salt, dextrose, whey, cheddar cheese (pasturized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), monosodium glutamate, sugar, lactose, natural and artificial flavors, whey protein concentrate, cream, onion powder, buttermilk, jalapeno pepper, sodium caseinate, lactic acid, citric acid, disodium phosphate, yellow 5 lake, nonfat milk, yellow 6 lake, autolyzed yesat extract, yellow 5, turmeric extract (color), disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, yellow 6, and spice extract
Contains wheat and milk ingredients.
- Serving size: 1 ounce (approximately 16 crisps). Servings per container: Approx. 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: 190 milligrams, 8% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 15 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 1 gram.
- Vitamin A: 0% DV.
- Calcium: 2% DV.
- Vitamin C: 6% DV.
- Iron: 0% DV.
On the whole, I find these Pringles potato chips a satisfying snack food, and hope that Pringles makes them a permanent addition to their flavored chips lineup. Pringles crisps always go well at about any gathering; the particular flavor matters not. They hold their freshness for some hours when dumped into a bowl out in the open air, and are widely recognized as the snack tradition that decades on the market has made them. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can. I’d rate this product thus, a 93 out of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Cheez Ummms Mild Jalapeno Cheddar Potato Crisps
Look for them in the cyan-colored can and the big wedge of yellow cheddar cheese with the jalapeno pepper sitting on top, pictured on the front, with the clear plastic lid that tops the can, at your favorite larger grocery stores. I’ve yet to spot this flavor at my local convenience stores.
- Cheddar Cheese on Wikipedia
- Monosodium Glutamate on Wikipedia
- Pringles on Wikipedia
- Pringles website
- Where to buy Pringles Cheez Ummms Mild Jalapeno Cheddar Potato Crisps
- : Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-06-18: Originally published.