We’ve been eating Pringles Original Flavor Super Stack Potato Crisps for well over forty years. Today, as back in 1974 when we first discovered them, the flavor has remained consistent, and the chips (crisps) themselves have not changed much visually.
In those early days, they provided a wavy paper insert that covered the sides of the can; presumably to protect the potato chips from breakage. However, they’ve done away with that. Yet the potato crisps appear to survive well, the shipment to local grocery stores or 24-hour convenience shops.
Though the can decorations have changed many times through the years, these Pringles potato chips trigger lots of our dearest memories, and though we generally avoid foods with added fat these days, once in a while, we just cannot resist buying a can, and devouring it in front of the television. They’re a highly nostalgic snack.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- Sold nationwide. These potato crisps are easy to find at most any store selling food; big or small.
- Satisfying taste. Their light yet substantial potato flavor really beats those bouts of afternoon hunger and late-night munchies. The crunch is unique to Pringles, that are never soggy or limp.
- Not overly oily. These chips are not overly greasy, and the flavor, unlike the more traditional bagged potato chips never becomes monotonous in my humble opinion.
- Stay crispy for weeks. The stay-fresh can with the re sealable lid indeed keeps the Pringles chips fresh for weeks after the initial opening.
- Long shelf life. 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.
- Stackable crisps. The chips are all of the same shape, which in my view, makes them easier to eat. You can fit a large stack of them in the palm of your hand, and woof them down without much worry of spillage.
- No added bad fats. Zero grams of trans fat have been added to this potato chips product.
- Crushing and crumbs rarely happen. The chips-in-a-can idea really helps keep the chips fresh as well as protect them from serious breakage. You do not see very many crumbs at the bottom of a Pringles can; much less than at the bottom of a traditional bag of potato chips. The can works well. The cans may be stacked vertically or horizontally several layers deep, without worry that the potato crisps inside will be damaged.
- Affordable. I found this Pringles product at a nearby 24-hour convenience store for roughly $2.30 per can tonight. Not a bad price for a convenience store, but they’re even cheaper at bigger grocery stores such as Walmart. Also, they are often sold at CVS Pharmacy, four cans, for six dollars.
- Large and small sizes. Not only can you buy the large 6.4 ounce can, but there are also smaller, single-serving cans of Pringles potato crisps available too. Nice that Pringles is conscientious of portion-control.
- Though this original flavor of Pringles is the one that we remember and love best, it’s good to see that these days, Pringles offers numerous flavors of that famous potato-chip-in-a-can.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- Not a low-fat snack. These potato chips have much fat, though good fat, and moderate levels of sodium , at 9 grams and 150 milligrams respectively, per one-ounce serving.
- Added sugar (in the form of dextrose) has been added. Do away with added sugar, please. The dream is that these chips would taste as good as they do but without the added salt and fat.
- Chips are a bit too thin. The potato crisps could be made a bit thicker, as we must eat two or three at a time to get a substantial mouthful of crunch. More chips in a single bite not only boosts their wholesome good taste, but makes them strong enough to hold any chip dip you care to scoop up with them.
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, maltodextrin, salt, rice flour, and dextrose.
- Serving size: 1 ounce (28 grams, 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, 14% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Polyunsaturated fat: 4.5 grams.
- Monounsaturated fat: 2 grams.
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
- Sodium: 150 milligrams, 6% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 15 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 1 gram.
- Vitamin A: 0% DV.
- Calcium: 0% DV.
- Vitamin C: 6% DV.
- Iron: 0% DV.
On the whole, I really like these Pringles original-flavored potato chips in the can. Experience shows that Pringles go well at parties, retain their freshness for at least several hours if poured into a bowl outside of the tube, and are widely recognized as a snack mainstay. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can. I’d rate this product at 94 out of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Original Flavor Super Stack Potato Crisps
So look for them in the red, white, and yellow can with the semi-clear white lid that tops the can at your favorite convenience or grocery store. Most stores large or little carry, if no other Pringles flavor, this one.
- : Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-03-28: Originally published.