Pringles Salt & Vinegar Potato Crisps Review

I discovered Pringles Salt & Vinegar Dip Potato Crisps today at a nearby pharmacy, and figured I’d bring a can of them home, try them out, and write on on how they impressed me.

These vinegar potato chips had a positive flavor. The flavor resembled a heavily dressed salad, though had I not known that this was supposed to be vinegar, I might not have recognized it as such, just though the taste alone.

As is the case with most of the other unusual Pringles flavors, the taste in this Salt & Vinegar  offing results from artificial food additives and chemicals.  The potato chips themselves are coated each with a small amount of this darker yellow-colored powder that seems to carry the salty salad-dressing flavor in this snack.  However, unlike some of their other flavors, the vinegar taste in these Pringles chips is quite well-pronounced, and so is the more intense salt flavor.


Pros, Advantages, Benefits, and Features

  • This Pringles flavor potato chip is fairly easily found at the bigger grocery outlets as well as some smaller ones, where I bought mine this morning.
  • Their intense vinegar-saltiness can quickly eliminate that afternoon hunger or those bedtime snack yearnings. The crispy crunch is definitely Pringles, which have never arrived at my pavilion soggy.
  • This snack is not greasy, and the flavor, never grows tiresome.
  • The stay-fresh can with the lid for resealing keeps these Mexican potato crisps fresh for weeks after first opening, and at least several months before.  So this is a great snack to save up.
  • Zero grams of trans fat.  In fact, none of the Pringles chips I’ve reviewed thus far has any of that dangerous and outdated trans fat.
  • Cans may be stacked standing up or laid down, several layers deep, without damaging the contents inside.
  • I found this product for roughly $2.29 per Super Stack can.  Reasonable, although I’m certain that had I waited for my next Walmart trip, I would have found these for significantly less money.
  • Though the original flavor of Pringles is still the one that I most enjoy, I’m pleased that today, they offer so many flavors of that famous potato-chip-in-a-can, like this salty vinegar delight.
  • As with all other Pringles canned potato chips, the crisps are all shaped identically, which simplifies eating them. You can easily grab a big handful, chew them up, and slide them down, without much crumb falling all over the floor.
  • The flavors-list is small for this product, including vinegar, salt, potatoes, a few oils, and maltodextrin.  There’s also some turmeric added for color.


Cons, Disadvantages, Problems, and Concerns

  • There’s a sizable list of modern-day food additives printed on the can that includes malic acid, sodium diacetate, and tricalcium phosphate.  Any present natural-ness offered by the potatoes in the chips, seems to have been more than offset by these chemicals.  However, there appears to be no yellow or red dyes in this flavor of Pringles, in which they opted to use the turmeric spice for coloring instead of the dies.  Nice.
  • My usual complaint about Pringles potato chips in general, is that they could be made somewhat stronger in order to bear more weight and more food-per-chip as well.  I often find myself grabbing two or three at once to get a sufficiently-sized mouthful. Thicker crisps would not only raise their wholesome and crunchy texture, but also make them rigid enough to hold any chip dip you’d wish to scoop into your mouth with them.  I get fed up with chips breaking apart inside the dip container, and Pringles chips do lots of that I have noticed.
  • These chips have much fat and sodium in my view, at 9 grams and 210 milligrams respectively, per 1-ounce serving.
  • Sugar (in the form of dextrose) as well as wheat starch have been added. Do away with that added sugar, won’t you?


Ingredients List

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, and maltodextrin. Contains 2% or less of: rice flour, salt, dextrose, lactose, malic acid, vinegar, tricalcium phosphate, sodium diacitate, and turmeric (color).   Contains wheat ingredients.


Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 ounce. Servings per container: Approx. 6.
  • Calories per serving: 140.  Calories from fat: 80.
  • Total fat: 9 grams, 14% DV.
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 grams, 13% DV.
  • Trans fat: 0 grams.
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, 0% DV.
  • Sodium: 180 milligrams, 7% DV.
  • Total carbohydrate: 15 grams, 5% DV.
  • Dietary fiber: 1 gram, 4% DV.
  • Sugars: 1 gram.
  • Protein: 1 gram.


Product Rating

On the whole, I find these potato chips quite the satisfying snack. Pringles always work well really any gathering.  The particular flavor usually does not matter.  They hold their freshness for several hours when poured into a bowl, even on humid days, and are widely recognized as a munch-able snack tradition. People know a Pringles chip without even seeing the can. I’d rate this product thus, an 95 of 100.


Where To Buy Pringles Salt & Vinegar Potato Crisps

So look for them in the bright blue can with the clear plastic lid at your favorite larger grocery stores like Walmart, Giant Eagle, Giant, Hometown, et al.  They may also appear at smaller, regional shops.  Indeed, I bought mine at a local / regional Kopp’s drug store.




Revision History

  • : Moved this piece to the    Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, tweaked content, and adjusted ad placement and category and tag assignments.
  • 2012-04-25: Originally published.