Pringles Pizza Potato Crisps have a decent, like-pizza flavor, but do not taste like premium pizzeria pizza we’ve ever tried. In fact, they taste more like a cheap and frozen store-bought pizza. So don’t look for Papa John’s, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or Little Caesar’s pizza flavors in these chips.
The pizza flavor in these canned potato chips comes a lot from artificial flavorings and chemicals. The crisps themselves are coated with this peach-colored powder that imparts the pizza taste, and that doesn’t look much like the real thing either.
Still though, they taste enough like pizza to inspire curiosity over how they make a group of chemicals taste anything at all like a real pizza. The fact that there’s any resemblance whatsoever is a testament to the sorts of wonders an experienced group of food engineers can achieve. In this way, the pizza seasoning in this Pringles product awes me.
Pringles Pizza Chips are a delightfully changed-up snack food that reminds me of Pepperidge Farms Pizza-flavored Gold Fish. The flavor is a bit weaker than what you find in the gold-fish, but is definitely pizza, and certainly tasty.
Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features
- This snack is not greasy, and the flavor, unlike the more traditional bagged potato chips never gets old.
- This product is generally easily found at some of the bigger grocery stores.
- Their light pizza flavor can overcome that afternoon hunger or those bedtime munchies. The dry crunch is unique to Pringles, which have never reached my snack table soggy.
- The stay-fresh can with the re sealable lid keeps these pizza flavored crisps fresh for weeks after opening, and many months before breaking the seal. This is a thus a great snack food to stockpile.
- Zero grams of trans fat have been added to this product.
- The cans may be stacked vertically or horizontally several layers deep, without worry that the potato crisps inside will be cracked.
- I found this Pringles product for roughly $1.50 per Super Stack can; a good price indeed.
- Though the original flavor of Pringles is the one that I like most, I’m pleased to see that these days, Pringles offers numerous flavors of that famous potato-chip-in-a-can, like this pizza flavor.
- As with all other Pringles canned potato chips, these pizza-flavored ones are all shaped identically, which makes them easier to eat. You can easily grasp a big stack of them, and gobble them up without worry of spillage.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- They have much fat and sodium in my opinion at 9 grams and 170 milligrams respectively, per 1-ounce serving. There’s also a long list of high-tech-sounding food additives printed on the can.
- Sugar (in the form of dextrose) as well as starch have been added. Do away with added sugar, please.
- I wish these chips could taste as good as they do but without the added sugar, salt, and fat.
- These pizza crisps could be somewhat thicker, as I usually find myself grabbing two or three at a time to get a big enough mouthful. Thicker crisps would not only boost their wholesome taste, but also make them strong enough to hold any chip dip you’d wish to scoop with them.
- The pizza flavor is a bit too weak, though it is significantly stronger than some of the other Pringles flavors I’ve sampled, such as Mexican Layered Dip and BBQ. I could hardly taste it, and had to keep looking at the bright orange coloring on the crisp itself while munching, to remind myself that I was in fact, eating a pizza potato chip.
Dried potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, an / or sunflower oil), corn flour, wheat starch, and maltodextrin. Contains 2% or less of: rice flour, salt, whey, dextrose, monosodium glutamate, dried tomato, sugar, garlic powder, cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), spices, natural and artificial flavors, onion powder, malic acid, red 40 lake, citric acid, autolyzed yeast extract, sodium caseinate, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate and paprika extract (color).
- Serving size: 1 ounce (28 grams or 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: 170 milligrams, 7% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 15 grams, 5% DV.
- Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
- Sugars: 1 gram.
- Protein: 1 gram.
- Vitamin A: 0% DV.
- Calcium: 2% DV.
- Vitamin C: 6% DV.
- Iron: 0% DV.
On the whole and aside from the weak frozen-pizza taste, I find these Pringles potato chips an acceptable snack; particularly at Italian-themed parties. Pringles always go well at just about any gathering no matter what the flavor. They keep their freshness for at least several hours if poured into a bowl, and are widely recognized as a snack tradition. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can. I’d rate this product an 87 of 100.
Where To Buy Pringles Pizza Flavor Potato Crisps
So look for them in the white and yellow can with the clear plastic lid that tops the can at your favorite larger convenience or grocery store. I’ve not yet seen this flavor at any local convenience stores yet.
- 2015-01-20: Moved this piece to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
- 2012-04-23: Originally published.