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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.75/10
Overall GrubGrade: 3.25/10
More Info: http://www.pringles.com/products/flavors