The Pringles potato crisps line must be on an aggressive flavor introduction campaign. This week, I found four new flavors of the ever popular snack chip, and today’s review is on their Pringles Franks RedHot Chile Lime Limited Time Potato Crisps 6.38 Oz Can. I’m glad to see the lime flavoring finally make it into the canned potato chips products, as I’ve enjoyed it for years in bagged potato chips.
Advantages, Pros, Benefits, and Features
- The graphics design on the can made this product easy to spot as out-of-the-ordinary. I knew instantly that this is a new flavor, as I’d never seen it in stores before.
- The can is quite green, to emphasize the lime flavor, and shows a drop of Frank’s RedHot hot sauce falling out of a bottle onto one of these crisps, to depict the spicy heat.
- Otherwise, and aside from the pictures, the packaging is quite traditional, staying in line with the previous releases of Pringles chips. So very few chips in my can were cracked, and virtually no crumbs remained at the bottom of the can when I finished with it.
- This product keeps for a year or more prior to the first opening, and will stay fresh fo a couple or three weeks after accessing the inside of the can for the first time.
- You can quietly open and close the can. But don’t try snacking on these in bed at night, hoping that your partner will not hear you. While the lid is quiet, munching the chips is not.
- The chips themselves have a definite hot sauce and pungent vinegar aroma. The lime however does not reveal itself until it actually reaches your tongue. So, cayenne red pepper and chili pepper as well as the salt, are the most dominant flavors here. The over all taste kept me going back for more.
- The advertised flavors here are hot sauce, chili, and lime. This product by far tastes more like hot sauce and chili peppers than lime, although the lime is definitely present, and you’ll find it once you crunch on in.
- The flavor tastes way more natural than artificial.
- My batch was quite fresh and crunchy. No soggy here.
- This product is priced on par with the other offerings in the Pringles line. I paid $150 for my can at Walmart.
- Lots of salt. High sodium, at 260 milligrams per serving. But this is to be expected from foods flavored with hot sauce.
- While there’s some sugar here, it’s quite a modest amount at just 1 gram per serving.
- The chips, though quite crunchy, are a little thin for my taste. I like the thicker, stronger chips, found in the Lay’s Stax products better.
- Some food dyes here, as in red 40 lake and yellow 6 lake. However, some of the color comes from paprika, a natural source. More natural colors, please.
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: Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce powder, (aged cayenne red peppers, distilled vinegar, salt, garlic powder, maltodextrin, natural flavors), rice flour, salt, sodium diacetate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), sugar, chili pepper, dextrose, natural and artificial flavor, red 40 lake, paprika extract (color), acetic acid, yellow 6 lake, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, and canola oil.
Contains wheat 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.
- Polyunsaturated fat: 4.5 grams.
- Monounsaturated fat: 2 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 260 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.
The lime flavor is a bit subtle for my taste, though the Frank’s hot sauce come through loud and clear. This flavor continues the effective tradition of canning the potato chips for better protection, uniformity, and freshness retention. And, while the chips are a bit thinner (each one) than the Lay’s Stax or other Pringles product offerings, I still like them a lot. The chili pepper lends a noticeable kick to this product’s tastes. People who do not enjoy spicy foods might wish to avoid these, but it’s precisely for this reason that I gravitate to them. Spicy foods are great. I’d rate these limited edition chips at 97 out of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Franks RedHot Chile Lime Limited Time Potato Crisps 6.38 Oz.
Look for them in the yellow, green 6.38-ounce can with the semi-clear lid, at your favorite larger grocery center or convenience store. They’re also widely available on eBay and Amazon.
- Pringles on Wikipedia
- Pringles website
- Where To Buy Pringles Frank’s RedHot Chile Lime 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.
- 2012-09-07: Originally published.