Pringles Cheez Ummms White Cheddar Potato Crisps Review

I discovered Pringles Cheez Ummms White Cheddar Potato Crisps this past Friday at Walmart, and wanted to sample them and write on on how they pleased me.  Indeed they did please me.  It’s unfortunate 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.

These cheese-flavored potato chips offer a satisfying yet mild white cheddar cheese flavor, which is derived from both natural and artificial sources.  The chips themselves are colored a light yellow, as you would expect from a Pringles potato chip.  White cheddar cheese doesn’t have much of a color (besides white), 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, white cheddar taste.  This treat is made with real cheese according to the label.  So, my compliments to Pringles for that.


Advantages, Pros, Benefits, and Features

  • This product is generally easily found at some of the bigger grocery stores, though as mentioned, perhaps for a limited time only.
  • Their light cheese flavor can immediately suppress late-evening hunger pangs or those mid-morning stomach yearnings at work. The crunch is by no means wimpy, and if you want to eat these unobserved by your work-mates, it’s best to dine with them in a soundproof area.  *smile*
  • 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 weeks after the first opening, and many months if you do not remove the foil cover.  This is a thus a great snack to stock for long periods.
  • The white cheddar cheese taste is more pronounced and thus, easy 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.
  • 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; a fair price for sure.
  • Though the original flavor of Pringles is the one that I like best, despite 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 White Cheddar 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 from the can, and put them down with not much crumb spillage.


Disadvantages, Cons, Drawbacks, Problems, and Concerns

  • These 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 wholesome taste, 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 a bit too fragile for serious dipping.
  • They have much fat and sodium in my view, at 9 grams and 160 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 monosodium glutamate.
  • 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 (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), monosodium glutamate, onion powder, sugar, lactose, buttermilk solids, nonfat dry milk, natural flavors, artificial flavors, citric acid, lactic acid, yeast extract, disodium inosinate, disodium guanyate, and torula yeast.

Contains wheat and milk ingredients.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 ounce. 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: 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: 2% DV.
  • Vitamin C: 6% DV.
  • Iron: 0% DV.


Product Rating

On the whole, I find these Pringles potato chips a fairly good snack, and hope that Pringles makes them a permanent addition to their flavored chips repertoire. Pringles crisps always go well at about any gathering; the particular flavor does not matter.  They hold their freshness for some hours when dumped into a bowl, 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 White Cheddar Potato Crisps

Look for them in the cyan-colored can and the big wedge of white cheddar cheese 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.




Revision History

  • : Moved this piece to the    Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
  • 2012-06-06: Originally published.