I learned of Pringles Honey Mustard Potato Crisps last week, and decided to check them out and write on my findings. With my generally favorable view of all the other Pringle’s flavors I’ve reviewed so far, I sensed anticipation in my bowels as I scanned the mustard-yellow can with the picture of honey, dripping into a jar of yellow mustard. While I’m but a luke-warm fan of the honey mustard flavor, I must say that though artificially seasoned, these Pringles chips faithfully duplicate the taste of authentic honey mustard pretty well. Thus, I’m only lukewarm on them as well.
These honey mustard flavored potato chips offer a slightly sweet and subtle honey-like flavor, combined with a rather strong mustard essence. This flavor is among the strongest of the tastes found in the entire Pringles flavored potato crisps line. In fact, the mustard taste here seems to all-but-completely cover up any potato taste from the chips themselves.
The honey mustard taste of these cylinder-packed potato chips comes from mustard, mustard seed, and honey (as listed on the ingredients caption). Yet they say these chips are artificially flavored. Not sure why that is. But given how much like true honey mustard this snack tastes, I’m inclined to think that the honey mustard flavor itself is derived naturally. However there are many other flavors in a Pringles potato chip, any one of which could be artificial. Indeed many artificial chemicals appear in the list as well. But the uncanny resemblance to the real thing is proof of how sticking with natural flavors where practical seems to pay big dividends in terms of how authentic the flavors are perceived to be.
These crisps appear more yellow than Pringle’s original chips; a color derived from turmeric. They coat the crisps themselves with this yellow powder that carries the honey mustard taste.
Advantages, Pros, Benefits, and Features
- This sweet mustard flavor reminds me of the honey mustard chicken I’ve eaten at restaurants. Not bad, but I do grow tired of this flavor sometimes.
- This product is fairly easily found, though I’ve only seen it in the biggest grocery chain stores. Fortunately, I’m close to a Walmart super center that carries it.
- The somewhat sassy mustard flavor can win out over that afternoon hunger or those bedtime munchies, like a cup of hot cocoa after an afternoon of sled-riding in the winter. The loud crunch yells Pringles, which have never reached my snack table beside my treadmill soggy.
- The stay-fresh can with the resealable lid well-preserves the brand new crunchiness and flavor of the chips for some weeks after opening, and many months before initially breaking that seal. So this is a great snack food to stock up on.
- Zero grams of trans fat.
- I found this Pringles product for roughly $1.50 per Super Stack can; a fair price.
- Though the original Pringles flavor is the one I esteem the highest, I’m excited that Pringles also offers numerous flavors of their generally-delicious potato-chip-in-a-can.
- These mustard chips are all the same shape, which makes them easier to eat. You can almost effortlessly grasp a big handful, and gobble them up with little crumb spillage.
Concerns, Disadvantages, Cons, Drawbacks, and Problems
- This selection has much fat and moderate-to-high sodium in my estimation, at 9 grams and 140 milligrams respectively, per 1-ounce serving.
- There’s also a long list of high-tech-sounding food additives, including sodium diacetate, disodium inositate, disodium guanylate, and medium chain triglycerides. Much of the natural-ness herein thus, seems to have been obliterated by all of these extra chemicals.
- Sugar (in the form of dextrose) as well as just plain sugar are found in these honey mustard flavored chips too. Please get rid of that added sugar, I ask.
- These crisps could be thicker to further improve the eating joy, as I often grab two or three chips at a time for a large enough mouthful. Thicker crisps would not only boost their sweet and salty taste, but also strengthen them enough to hold any chip dip that you’d wish to shovel into your mouth with them.
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 2% or less of: rice flour, sugar, salt, dextrose, mustard (distilled vinegar, mustard seed, salt, turmeric), modified corn starch, sodium diacetate, monosodium glutamate, onion powder, garlic powder, soybean oil, honey, citric acid, natural flavor, medium chain triglycerides, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate, rosemary extract, and turmeric (color). Contains wheat ingredients.
- 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: 140 milligrams, 6% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 15 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 1 gram.
On the whole, I find this Pringles flavored potato chip an alright snack; particularly at southern-themed parties. Pringles always mesh well at just about any gathering, no matter the flavor. They retain their freshness for at least several hours when poured out of their protective tube into a bowl, and are widely known as an old and very dear snack tradition. People recognize Pringles without even seeing the can, and generally like the newfangled flavors of this then-newfangled 1970s snack product. So I’d rate this product at 90 of 100. I would have rated it higher except that I’m just not too crazy about honey mustard in general.
Where To Buy Pringles Honey Mustard Potato Crisps
Look for them in the yellow can with the clear plastic lid at your favorite larger grocery stores. If you enjoy honey mustard on your chicken, you’ll really enjoy these potato chips.
- Disodium Inosinate on Wikipedia
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- : Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-05-06: Originally published.