Saturday, January 22, 2011

Snack #144- Pringles Extreme Torchin’ Tamale Artificially Flavored Potato Crisps

Pringles Extreme Torchin’ Tamale Artificially Flavored Potato Crisps

So this is a snack-sized bag of MINI Pringles. I don’t know why Pringles need to be any smaller than they were before but I suppose the traditional can isn’t always the most convenient form of packaging so now Pringles enthusiasts can have the option of pocket Pringles storage. Anyway, they are smaller but still the same shape (reconstituted dried potatoes are really very malleable, shockingly) but they are thicker than the original can-style, presumably because the can crisps are very fragile and wouldn’t stand up to being packaged in a bag. I will say that a thicker Pringle is not an advantage…the unpleasant flavor and texture of a potato snack that started as a powder is accentuated and they really don’t taste like any kind of freshly fried potato. The front says artificially flavored which is weird because there are actually a number of natural flavor ingredients listed. They do taste like hot peppers and salt but they are not particularly spicy. Really I just hate the taste of the thicker Pringles and I can’t really accurately review the spices. I think the flavor profile is pretty fitting for a tamale-flavored snack but the texture is gross.
Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 2.5/10
Bottom Line: Extra gross Pringles with some cayenne added.
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1 comment:

France said...

They are thicker than your normal potato chip with a great crunch and more of an airy texture.