Pringles Mexican Layered Dip Potato Crisps Review

I discovered Pringles Mexican Layered Dip Potato Crisps this past Friday at Walmart, and figured I’d taste them along with several other Pringles flavors, and write on on how they moved me.

As is the general case with the exotic Pringles flavors, the taste in this Mexican Layered Dip flavor is formulated from artificial chemicals and food additives.  The potato chips themselves are coated each with a small amount of this maroon-colored powder that seems to be where any burrito-style flavor in this snack begins.  However, Pringles spared us the hotter side of Mexican food in these crisps, as there’s very little spicy kick at all to them.

These Mexican-flavored potato chips had a good flavor, but did not taste as powerful as some of the traditionally bagged potato chips I’ve sampled such as Gibble’s and Her’s.  While the flavor resembled a Mexican taco salad, I had to ponder a bit just to recognize it as such.


Pros, Advantages, Benefits, and Features

  • This Pringles flavor is fairly easily found at the bigger grocery outlets.
  • Their light enchilada flavor can quickly banish that afternoon hunger or those bedtime snack longings. The dry crunch is definitely Pringles, which have never arrived at my easy chair soggy.
  • This snack is not greasy, and the flavor, never becomes irrelevant.
  • The stay-fresh can with the seal lid keeps these Mexican potato crisps fresh for weeks after opening, and months before.  So this is a great snack to save up.
  • Zero grams of trans fat.  In fact, none of the Pringles line I’ve reviewed so far has any of that outdated and dangerous trans fat.
  • Cans may be stacked standing up or laid down, several layers deep, without worry that the contents will be broken.
  • I found this product for roughly $1.50 per Super Stack can.  Reasonable.
  • Though the original flavor of Pringles is still the one that I most enjoy, I’m pleased that today, they offer so many flavors of that famous potato-chip-in-a-can, like this Mexican dip flavor.
  • As with all other Pringles canned potato chips, these ones are all shaped identically, which simplified devouring them. You can easily grasp a big handful, and gobble them down without much crumb falling onto the floor.
  • They’ve incorporated a host of interesting flavors, including tomato, sour cream, jalapeno pepper, onion, corn, rice, cheddar cheese, garlic, blue cheese, and paprika; mostly like what you’d find on an eat-a-bowl taco salad or beef burrito.


Cons, Disadvantages, Concerns, and Problems

  • There’s a sizable list of modern-day and unnatural food additives printed on the can that includes monosodium glutamate, sodium diacetate, and yellow #6 lake.  Any present natural-ness offered by the potatoes in the chips, seems to have been more than offset by all of these food additives.
  • One usual complaint I have about Pringles potato chips in general, is that they could be made somewhat thicker, as I often find myself grabbing two or three at a time to get a sufficiently sized mouthful. Thicker crisps would not only raise their wholesome and crunchy texture, but also make them rigid enough to hold any chip dip you’d wish to scoop into your mouth with them.  I get tired of chips breaking off inside the dip container, and Pringles chips do lots of that as I have observed.
  • These chips have much fat and sodium in my view, at 9 grams and 200 milligrams respectively, per 1-ounce serving.
  • Sugar (in the form of dextrose) as well as starch have been added. Do away with added sugar, please.
  • The hint of Mexican flavor is too weak and lacks any of the zest found in real Mexican salsa.  I fumbled to even taste it, and had to keep looking at the unusually colored flavor powder on the crisp itself to remember that I was in fact, eating a potato chip that was supposed to be flavored with Mexican cuisine favorites.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 ounce (approximately 15 crisps). Servings per container: Approx. 6.
  • Calories per serving: 150.  Calories from fat: 99.
  • Total fat: 11 grams, 14% DV.
  • Saturated fat: 3 grams, 15% DV.
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
  • Sodium: 210 milligrams, 8% DV.
  • Total carbohydrate: 13 grams, 4% DV.
  • Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
  • Sugars: 1 gram.
  • Protein: 1 gram.


Product Rating

On the whole and aside from the overly subtle taste, I find these potato chips an okay snack; particularly at Mexican-themed get-togethers. Pringles always work well at about any gathering.  The particular flavor is usually does not matter.  They hold their freshness for several hours when poured into a bowl, even in humid climates, and are widely recognized as a snack tradition. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can. I’d rate this product thus, an 88 of 100.


Where To Buy Pringles Mexican Layered Dip Potato Crisps

So look for them in the magenta colored can with the clear plastic lid that tops it at your favorite larger grocery stores.  I’ve yet to see this flavor at my local convenience stores.  I bought mine at Walmart.




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.
  • 2012-04-24: Originally published.