Over the past few years, Pringles has expanded its flavor line and this Pringles Multi Grain Cheesy Cheddar Flavor Crisps product is one of those newer versions of the popular canned chips snack product. I acquired a can of these for review the other day, and found it an adequate munchy product.
In this snack, they’ve substituted a multi grain chip for their original potato chip; no doubt for those wishing to eat more grains and less starchy carbs (potatoes). Note that these are not potato-based chips, but instead, grain-based. Their flavor thus, is quite different from the potato-based products; more like corn flakes than potatoes. Texture is also not the same either in that while these multi grain chips have the same level of crunch. They’re more flexible, and thus less britle, than the potato chips in the can that preceded them. While you’ll still find some dried potatoes here, the primary ingredient is rice flour, and not potatoes.
These crisps have a less yellow, and more light brown color than do Pringles potato chips. Yet they still incorporate that near-perfectly stackable hyperbolic paraboloid shape that’s made the Pringles brand so unique and popular over the decades. Like the other canned Pringles flavors, these cheddar cheese multi grain crisps are effectively packaged, and appear to have been carefully handled during shipment, since the can I got had no crumbs at the bottom.
This flavor is fairly well-engineered from real cheddar cheese and buttermilk, though I felt they could have strengthened it some. Still, though the essence of the cheddar cheese is weak, the overall taste of this snack is decent. The cheddar here is not the lead singer but harmonizes well with the numerous other flavors herein, to form a truly delicious chip.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- Like the original Pringles potato chips flavor, these multi grain crisps fit perfectly into an easy-to-hold stack, which makes them a breeze to consume, mess-free.
- Though I remember most fondly the Pringles original flavor potato crisps, I’m pleased that today, they offer a plethora of flavors of their famous chips, such as this one in their newer multi grain line.
- You can grasp a large stack of them, and mouth-stuff them without spillage.
- These multi-grain chips are not as rigid as the potato chips, and do flex a bit more thus. So they better hold salsa and the heavier cream dips.
- Sightly less fat (1 gram less) than the potato versions of Pringles.
- These crisps are easy to get at most larger food store. However, you may not see them everywhere that sells the potato-based flavors. Why? Because stores with limited space seem to favor the potato flavors over the newfangled ones. However, with the quest for weight loss intensifying, I expect the multi-grain chips to show up in just about any place where the traditional Pringles chips are sold in the coming years.
- The stay-fresh can with the resealable lid keeps in the crunchiness.
- The chips, if kept in the provided tube with the lid properly seated, keep for months or several weeks after opening. Thus, this is a well-suited snack food to stock up on.
- Zero grams of trans fat.
- Pringles cans may be stacked vertically or horizontally in many rows, without worry about crushing the contents inside.
- I found this Pringles product at a local Walmart for $1.50 per can; an affordable price for a starving artist such as myself.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, Drawbacks, and Concerns
- The potato crisps could be thickened a little, as I often find myself eating two or three at a time. Though these multi-grain chips are less breakable than the original potato ones, they nonetheless could be further improved to better contain salsa.
- These potato chips have excessive fat and sodium in my opinion, at 8 grams and 190 milligrams respectively, per one-ounce serving (roughly sixteen chips).
- Some sugar has also been added, much to my chagrin.
- Due to these levels of fat and sal, I would classify these potato chips as a once-in-a-while treat food, even though they’re multi grain. So eat them sparingly to prevent your pants from becoming too tight.
- Though they call this a “multi grain” product, the included multi grains appear to be processed, and largely, not whole grains.
Rice flour, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, and/or sunflower oil), dried potatoes, corn flour, maltodextrin, wheat starch, modified rice starch, sugar, and mono- and di-glycerides. Contains 2% or less of: malted barley flour, wheat bran, dried black beans, salt, whey, cheddar cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), momosodium glutamate, coconut oil, buttermilk powder, onion powder, citric acid, lactic acid, natural flavors, autolyzed yeast extract, disodium phosphate, garlic powder, yellow 6 lake, yellow 5 lake, sodium caseinate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, yellow 5, yellow 6.
Contains wheat and milk ingredients.
- Serving size: 1 ounce. Servings per container: Approx. 7.
- Calories per serving: 140. Calories from fat: 70.
- Total fat: 8 grams, 12% DV.
- Saturated fat: 2 grams, 10% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 180 milligrams, 8% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 16 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 1 gram.
- Viramin A: 0% DV.
- Calcium: 2% DV.
- Vitamin C: 4% DV.
- Iron: 2% DV.
I like these cheddar cheese-flavored grain-based chips, as they have a decent-though-weak cheddar cheese flavor. They’re not very cheesy unfortunately. Nonetheless, these mild-flavored snacks are hits at parties. They hold their freshness for several hours when left in an open-topped a bowl, and are widely considered traditional snacks. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can, and will appreciate being served them. Taking all this into consideration, I’d rate this product at 88 out of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Multi Grain Cheesy Cheddar Flavor Crisps
Look for them in the orange can with the “multi grain” emblem on the front and the clear lid atop at your favorite larger grocery stores.
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- 2012-05-29: Originally published.