Pringles French Onion Dip Potato Crisps Review

I purchased a tube of   Pringles French Onion Dip Potato Crisps    last night for review.  I’ve eaten the original flavor Pringles chips for nearly forty years.  But in recent years, Pringles has expanded its flavor line and this French onion flavor is one of those newer versions of an already-delicious snack product.  The French onion flavor is easily spotted in the chip.  I’d describe it as moderately strong, although Pringles was careful not to overdo it with the onions.

The chips themselves resemble the original flavor in terms of color, uniformity, and stack-ability. As with all the canned Pringles flavors, these potato crisps seem reasonably well-protected from shock, and are very well guarded from dampness, light, and other spoilage factors.  I like them.  However, these are another one of those limited time Pringles flavors.  So if you want Pringles to keep making them, buy many cans.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • Their light yet substantial sour cream and onion and flavor really beats those bouts of afternoon hunger and late-night munchies.   The crunch is uniquely Pringles, which are never limp or soggy.
  • True of all flavors, Pringles potato chips are never greasy, and the flavor never becomes monotonous to me.
  • These potato crisps are easy to find at most any larger grocery store selling food. However, you may not see this flavor everywhere that you’d find the original flavor, as stores with limited space tend to favor the original flavor over all the others when deciding what flavors to stock and what to pass over; particularly true of these limited-time-only flavors.
  • The stay-fresh can with the resealable lid prevents the chips from losing their signature crunchiness for two to three weeks after the initial opening.
  • This is a great snack food to stock pile.  With so many Pringles flavors now available, potato chip fans will want to stock many of them in their pantries.
  • Zero grams of trans fat here.
  • The chips-in-a-tube idea really helps keep the chips fresh as well as protect them from serious breakage; much better than the traditional bags employed by other potato chips brands.  You will probably not find many crumbs at the bottom of a Pringles can; much less than at the bottom of a traditional chip bag.
  • The cans may be stacked vertically or horizontally in many rows, without worry that the potato crisps inside will be crushed.
  • Though I remember best the original flavor of Pringles, I’m pleased to see that Pringles offers numerous flavors of that potato-chip-in-a-can nowadays, such as this one.
  • Like the original flavor, these French onion flavored potato chips are all of the same shape, which eases eating them.  You can grasp a large stack in the palm of your hand, and stuff them into your mouth without much spillage.


Disadvantages, Concerns, Problems, and Cons

  • I wish these chips could taste as good as they do but without the added salt and fat.
  • They could make the chips a bit thicker, as I often find myself eating two or three at a time.  This not only boosts their wholesome good taste, but makes them strong enough to hold any chip dip you care to scoop to your mouth with them.
  • These potato chips have much fat and sodium in my opinion at 9 grams and 170 milligrams respectively, per one-ounce serving (roughly sixteen chips).
  • Sugar (in the form of dextrose) has been added.  Do away with all added sugar, I beg.
  • Due to the fat and salt content, I would not classify these potato chips as a healthy food.  So eat them in moderation to maintain your weight control.



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, onion powder, coconut oil, monosodium glutamate, sour cream (cream, nonfat milk, cultures), cultured nonfat milk, cream (nonfat milk, cream, lactic acid, cultures), nonfat milk, yeast extract, sugar, natural flavors, garlic powder, lactic acid, citric acid, sodium caseinate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, hydrolyzed corn and soy protein.

Contains wheat, milk, and soy ingredients.


Nutrition Facts

  • 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: 3 grams, 15% DV.
  • Trans fat: 0 grams.
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
  • Sodium: 170 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: 2% DV.


Product Rating

I enjoy eating these potato chips.  You get the taste of French onion but without all the extra calories found in real French onion dip.  Experience shows that Pringles go well at parties, hold their freshness for at least several hours if poured into a bowl, and are widely recognized as a snack mainstay.  People know a Pringles chip without seeing the can, and will appreciate you for serving them.  I’d rate these potato crisps at 92 out of 100.


Where To Buy Pringles French Onion Dip Potato Crisps

So look for them in the avocado-green can with the blue ring around the top,  with the two chips sitting at a table across from each other with a bowl of French onion dip between them, and with the semi-clear white lid atop of this can at your favorite larger grocery centers.




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.
  • 2012-06-18: Originally published.