Review: White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles

It looks like Pringles is jumping on the holiday flavor bandwagon. New White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles hit shelves recently along with Cinnamon & Sugar and Pumpkin Pie Spice varieties.I bought my can of White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles for $1.52 at Target. The white and red stripes on the can, evidently meant to signify candy canes and almond bark, jumped off the shelf at me. I was pretty excited to try these, as I’m a big fan of kettle corn, Pretzel M&Ms, or any other sort of salty/sweet combination. These chips, however, were a disappointment. When I first bit into a chip, the peppermint was cool on my tongue, which I thought was interesting. However, the ensuing flavors were weak, center-of-the-road iterations of their parent categories Sweet and Mint. There was no nuance. The sweet had no white chocolate to it, the mint had no candy cane to it. Imagine eating a handful of kettle corn along with some toothpaste, and that’s what these chips tasted like. The flavors weren’t very strong, either. If the taste had been more bold, I might have been more into these chips. As it was, they just tasted like a bad batch of regular Pringles.A friend mentioned to me White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles might be better if they were regular Pringles half-dipped in real white chocolate or almond bark. They wouldn’t be able to fit as many in a can, but they would be more decadent. I’d rather eat one delicious chip than three mediocre chips. White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles are a good example of a failed attempt at winning over customers with shock-and-awe, oh-no-they-didn’t flavors. What are some of the strangest flavor combinations you’ve seen? Were they good?

Pros: Cool can, bold attempt at a holiday fusion flavor.

Cons: Weak taste, synthetic flavors, utterly failed attempt at a holiday fusion flavor.

Taste: 2.25/10
Value: 7.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.75/10
Price: $1.52

Overall GrubGrade: 3.25/10

More Info: http://www.pringles.com/products/flavors

12 comments on “Review: White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles

  1. I saw these at the store and the combination just did not sound appealing at all. I am glad you confirmed this and I won’t have to waste my money on them.

  2. Dave says:

    It seems like I remember a time many years ago when Pringles chips would have a decent amount of flavoring on the chips. Now, it seems like I am always disappointed with the skimpy amount of flavorings. Maybe that’s why I stopped buying them a long time ago.

    • A says:

      The only Pringles flavor that’s even halfway decent is Barbeque, because that’s actually one flavor where not having a lot of seasoning is better than dousing it.

  3. Sascha says:

    I tried them, didn’t think they were horrible but not worth trying twice. Now, the white chocolate peppermint M&M’s, that’s a different story.

  4. Jay Melo says:

    I’m glad I read this. I was expecting them to be dipped in white chocolate coating. I won’t even bother getting any now.

  5. Raposin says:

    Yea I like the peppermint Oreos unless they were candy cane Oreos but they were really good. I hope they bring those out again.

  6. Jesse Pinkman says:

    Yumm toothpaste and potatoes.

  7. shthar says:

    More adjectives do not always make something better.

  8. Darcy says:

    Hey, buy a combo of holiday flavors and wrap them up for a gag white elephant gift!

  9. Jake says:

    I agree these were horrible. Ate a few chips and we were done with them. Total waste of money.

  10. Cory says:

    “A friend mentioned to me White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles might be better if they were regular Pringles half-dipped in real white chocolate or almond bark.”

    This is exactly what I had in mind when I clicked on the link to this entry, and frankly, that sounds good. But the reality sounds sickening, especially if the potato quality is not subdued enough.

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