I acquired a can of Pringles Multi Grain Creamy Ranch Flavor Crisps recently to sample. Lately, Pringles has expanded its flavor line and this ranch dressing flavor is one of those newer variations of the popular canned chips snack product. In this offering, they’ve also substituted a multi grain chip for their original potato chip for those who wish to eat more grains and less starchy carbs. Note: These are NOT potato-based chips, but instead, grain-based.
The chips themselves resemble the original flavor in terms of color, uniformity, and stack-ability. As with all the canned Pringles flavors, these ranch multi grain crisps appear to be effectively packaged and carefully handled during shipment, since the can I got had no crumbs in the bottom. The ranch flavor is exceptionally well-engineered from real buttermilk and sour cream, and the color schemes of the various flavor cans makes them easy to distinguish from one another on the grocery store shelf. Here are my ramblings on the creamy ranch flavor of this Pringles chips snack.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- Like the original Pringles potato chips flavor, these ranch multi grain crisps mesh well into a easy-to-hold stack, which makes them a breeze to consume without creating a mess. You can grasp a large stack in the palm of your hand, and mouth-stuff them with negligible spillage. They’re not quite as rigid as the potato chips and do flex a bit more thus.
- Their appetizing ranch-style aroma and flavor once you eat them, handily wins those bouts with afternoon hunger and late-night food desires. The crunch is unique to Pringles, which are never soggy, limp, or stale. However, I do not find these to be as loudly crunchy as the potato crisps.
- Sightly less fat (1 gram less) than the potato versions of Pringles.
- These crisps are easy to procure at most larger food store. However, you may not see the creamy ranch flavor everywhere that you’d find the potato-based flavors, as stores with limited space tend to favor the original flavor over the newfangled ones.
- The stay-fresh can with the resealable lid keeps the chips from losing their crunchiness for weeks after first opening.
- Pringles improved the ranch flavor in this offering as compared to their ranch flavored potato chips in that they strengthened it. I prefer this multi grain rendition of ranch therefore.
- The chips, if kept in the provided tube with the lid snapped on, keep for months or several weeks after opening. Thus, this is a well-suited snack food to save up on.
- Zero grams of trans fat.
- The chips-in-a-can innovation protects the crisps from excessive breakage; way better than the traditional bags used by other brands. You will probably see few crumbs at the bottom of a Pringles can; fewer than at the bottom of a traditional chip bag.
- 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 like me. I’ve not yet encountered the multi grain ranch flavored Pringles at any smaller outlets or convenience stores so far however.
- 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. Variety tastes good in Pringles’ case.
Cons, Disadvantages, Drawbacks, Problems, and Concerns
- The potato crisps could be thickened a little, 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’d desire to scoop up with them. Though somewhat less brittle than the potato crisps, these chips still break too easily.
- These potato chips have excessive fat and sodium in my opinion at 9 grams and 180 milligrams respectively, per one-ounce serving (roughly sixteen chips).
- Some sugar has also been added. Do away with all added sugar, I request.
- Due to the fat and salt content, I would not classify these potato chips as a healthy food, even though they’re multi grain. So eat them sparingly to retain your ideal weight.
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, buttermilk, monosodium glutamate, garlic powder, coconut oil, natural and artificial flavors, onion powder, dextrose, sour cream (cream, nonfat milk, cultures), cultured nonfat milk, citric acid, spices, cream (nonfat milk, cream, latic acid, cultires), malic acid, lactic acid, apple cider vinegar, nonfat milk, vinegar, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, sodium caseinate and modified food starch.
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: 0% DV.
- Iron: 2% DV.
I like these creamy ranch-flavored grain-based chips because they have a decent and strong, definitely ranch taste. Pringles do parties okay, hold their freshness for at least several hours when poured into a bowl, and are widely recognized as a snack pillar. People know a Pringles chip without seeing the can, and will appreciate being served them, although the multi grain chips have a light brown color as opposed to the omnipresent yellow of the potato chips line. I’d rate this product at 91 out of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Multi Grain Creamy Ranch Flavor Crisps
So look for them in the orange can that has the aqua “multi grain” emblem on the front and the clear lid atop at your favorite larger grocery store.
- Monosodium Glutamate on Wikipedia
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- 2012-05-19: Originally published.