These Pringles Multi Grain Truly Original Flavor Crisps have a less yellow, and more light brown color than Pringles potato chips. Yet they still incorporate that near-perfectly stackable hyperbolic paraboloid shape that’s defined Pringles as so unique and popular since the 1970s. Like other Pringles flavors, these original-flavored multi grain crisps are sufficiently packaged, and appear to have been carefully handled during transport, since the can I got had no crumb dregs.
In this snack, they’ve substituted a multi grain chip for their original potato chip; no doubt for those wishing to eat more grains (rice, wheat bran, barley, and corn) and less starch (potatoes).
Note that these are not potato-based chips, but instead, grain-based. Their flavor thus, differs vastly from the potato-based products. I find it 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 brittle, than Pringles potato chips. While you’ll still find some dried potatoes here, corn and rice dominate the flavor in this product; not potatoes.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- The stay-fresh can with the re sealable lid keeps in the crunchiness.
- Zero grams of trans fat, and none of the sodium-based preservatives and flavorings are present here.
- The list of artificial flavors and other ingredients is quite small in this product, perhaps because this product seems not to try to mimic other food flavors. The defining taste here is simple grain mostly, coupled with a bit of salt and corn.
- 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. I like this one because it’s simple.
- 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.
- Slightly less fat (1 gram less per serving) than the potato versions of Pringles.
- These crisps are easy to get at most larger food stores. However, you may not find them everywhere that sells the potato-based flavors.
- The chips, if kept in the can with the lid properly seated, keep for months or at least several weeks after opening. Thus, this is a well-suited snack food to stock up on.
- Pringles cans may be stacked vertically or horizontally in many rows, without fear of crushing the contents inside.
- I found this Pringles product at a local Walmart for $1.50 per can; an affordable price for students and those of us poor who are in the midst of making drastic career changes.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- Some sugar has also been added, but only a small amount of the total calories is sugar.
- Though they call this a “multi grain” product, the included multi grains appear to be processed, and largely, not whole grains. So these may not be as nutritious as the “multi grain” phrase in the title implies.
- They should thicken these grain-based chips a little. Why? I too-often find myself eating two or three at a time to get a satisfying enough mouth full. Though these multi-grain chips are less breakable than the original potato ones, they nonetheless could be further strengthened to hold more chip dip without cracking apart.
- Excessive fat and sodium here in my opinion, at 8 grams and 150 milligrams respectively, per one-ounce serving (roughly sixteen chips).
- Due to the levels of fat and salt herein, I would categorize these chips as a once-in-a-while treat food, even though they’re multi grain. So eat them sparingly to prevent your pants from tightening too much.
- For a multi-grain chip, I expected to see more fiber here. Yet this snack contains no more fiber (1 gram per serving) than Pringles potato chips.
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, and salt.
Contains wheat ingredients.
- Serving size: 1 ounce. Servings per container: Approx. 6.
- 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: 150 milligrams, 6% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 16 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 1 gram.
- Vitamin A: 0% DV.
- Calcium: 0% DV.
- Vitamin C: 4% DV.
- Iron: 2% DV.
I enjoy these grain-flavored chips. Their grain taste is subtle but definite, and it’s mostly naturally derived. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can but should be pleasantly surprised to find that this is a multi grain snack as opposed to a potato chip. I’d rate this product at 92 out of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Multi Grain Truly Original Flavor Crisps
Look for them in the orange and navy blue can with the “multi grain” emblem on the front and the clear lid atop at your favorite larger retail and wholesale food outlets.
- Pringles on Wikipedia
- Pringles website
- Where To Buy Pringles Multi Grain Crisps
- Whole Grain on Wikipedia
- : Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-05-30: Originally published.