I bought a tube of Pringles Loaded Baked Potato Flavor Super Stack Potato Crisps the other night for review. I’ve eaten the original flavor Pringles chips for nearly forty years, and some of the more recent flavors for several years. I like seeing Pringles broadening its flavor line and this loaded baked potato flavor is one of those newer variations of an already-delicious snack item. The crisps (chips) themselves resemble the original flavor crisps in color, stack-ability, and uniformity. As with all the canned Pringles flavors, these potato crisps seem well-protected by the can packaging. Here are my detailed thoughts on this newer flavor of an old-timer snack.
Benefits, Features, Advantages, and Pros
- I found this Pringles product at a nearby 24-hour convenience store for roughly $2.30 per can; a pretty good price for a convenience store, but they’re even cheaper at bigger grocery stores such as Walmart.
- They really do taste like a baked potato, loaded with lots of sour cream, bacon, and vegetables.
- Their light yet substantial flavor really beats those bouts of afternoon hunger and late-night munchies. The crunch is unique to Pringles, which are never limp or mushy.
- True of all flavors, Pringles potato chips are never greasy, and the loaded baked potato flavor, unlike the more traditional bagged potato chips never becomes monotonous.
- These potato crisps are easy to find at bigger grocery stores. However, you may not see this flavor everywhere that you’d find the original flavor, as stores with limited space tend to favor that original taste over all the others when deciding which flavors to stock and which to forgo.
- The chips, if kept in the provided tube with the lid snapped in place, keep for months, or several weeks after opening. Thus, 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.
- Only trace amounts of trans fat have been added to this potato chips product.
- The chips-in-a-tube idea indeed helps keep the chips fresh as well as protect them from serious breakage; much better than the traditional bags employed by other brands of potato chips. You will likely 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 these days, Pringles offers numerous flavors of that potato-chip-in-a-can, such as this loaded baked potato flavor. Pringles has indeed made variety tasty as well.
- Like the original flavor, these loaded baked potato flavored potato chips are all of the same shape, which facilitates easier eating. You can grasp a large stack of them in your hand, and stuff them into your mouth without much spillage of either salt or crumbs.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- The potato crisps could be made 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 up 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. There are also trace amounts of partially hydrogenated coconut oil. Same request: Get rid of all trans fats, please.
- I wish these chips could taste as good as they do but without the added salt and fat.
- The loaded baked potato flavor could have been made a bit stronger, and the salty flavor weakened as well somewhat. But the baked potato flavor they have is quite acceptable nonetheless.
- The loaded baked potato flavoring is derived via artificial flavoring means. More natural flavors, please.
- 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 (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, whey powder, salt, partially hydrogenated sunflower oil, cream powder, dextrose, monosodium glutamate, buttermilk powder, gum arabic, natural and artificial flavor, garlic powder, nonfat dry milk, onion powder, spice, sodium caseinate, yellow 6 lake, smoke flavoring, medium chain triglycerides, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate, yellow 5 lake, mono and diglycerides, autolyzed yeast extract, safflower oil, torula yeast, butterfat, cheddar cheese (milk, cultures, salt, enzymes), dehydrated butter (cream, salt), and onion juice concentrate.
- Serving size: 1 ounce (28 grams, or approximately 16 crisps). Servings per container: 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: 160 milligrams, 7% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 15 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 3% 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 like this flavor of Pringles potato chips. Like the other flavors I’ve sampled, Pringles loaded baked potato flavored chip work great at parties, retain their freshness for at least several hours if poured into a bowl outside of the can, and are widely recognized as a delicious snack mainstay. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can, and will thank you heartily for serving them, and may ask you for them if you don’t. I’d rate these canned potato chips at 90 out of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Loaded Baked Potato Flavor Super Stack Potato Crisps
So look for them in the potato-skin-brown and white can with the semi-clear white lid atop of it at your favorite grocery or convenience store, and do enjoy them.
- : Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-03-29: Originally published.