Herman was stumbling through Walgreens the other day, and he saw two new flavors of Pringles. Naturally, he picked them up. Perfect for Fewd Snobs, we were ready to dig right in.
But first we wanted to see what these were all about. Herman saw two flavors, and got both. The flavors are “Cheeseburger” and “Kickin’ Chicken Taco.”
We checked out Pringles’ website, and interestingly enough, only the Cheeseburger flavor is listed on the site. Perhaps they have given up on the “Kickin’ Chicken Taco” already? We don’t know. Can’t get an answer. Poking around the internet, we see that both flavors have been out for a while, yet the Cheeseburger is still listed as “Limited Time Only.”
So, as is the case with the Fewd Snobs often, we don’t really know what the hell is going on here. But anyway…
These chips are supposed to be “Food Truck Flavors.” Not sure how cheeseburgers fit into that. We get the chicken tacos. That seems to fit. Cheeseburgers aren’t usually what people think of with food trucks today. But, ok. Sure. We’ll play along.
Denny’s Thoughts: There is a flavor that hits as soon as you bite into these, and I’m not sure what that is. Herman says it is pickle flavor; I don’t really identify it as pickles. But I can’t describe what it is. The flavor stays the entire time you are munching on these, though. I taste cheese, but that flavor doesn’t hit until after you’re chewing the crisps for a while. Overall, I would definitely say that these taste like cheeseburgers. In fact, the crisps taste like a McDouble to me. And that’s fine. To me, the flavor is too strong. They really can’t be eaten with other food. These are a stand-alone snack. And I could only eat 5 or 6 at a time. The flavor is just too strong to eat too many. And I doubt this is by design. Give me regular Pringles, or sour cream and onion, or Ranch, and I’ll happily munch on the whole can. But I couldn’t do that with these. Still though, they aren’t bad.
Herman’s Thoughts: As Denny mentioned, I get an overwhelming taste, and smell, of pickle when I eat these. It’s eerie. I guess when you think about it, that flavor can be pretty strong on an actual cheeseburger. So, I guess that is the point. Unlike Denny though, I do not really get any kind of cheese flavor. I think there are just too many other things going on. All in all, I do get the overall cheeseburger flavor, and like Denny said, I think they taste like a McDouble as well. They aren’t terrible. They are, in fact, kind of amazing in the sense that a potato chip can be made to taste like a cheeseburger. But again, I don’t think I could eat too many in one sitting. If I worked at Pringles, that would not be the goal.
Kickin’ Chicken Taco:
We took one look at these suckers, and were amazed at how much seasoning was all over them. That’s not just the bad lighting in our picture, kids. These are so loaded with seasoning that they appear yellow.
And it isn’t just the look. On this one, we completely agree. WAY too much sums it up. There is so much seasoning, these crips are barely edible.
We can’t identify the dominant flavor, but it is truly overwhelming. It almost tastes like chili powder, but that isn’t listed as an ingredient. Tomato powder is an ingredient, though. We can kind of taste tomato, but it still tastes like chili powder to us.
After you eat a couple, they do taste like a taco. Sort of. Or maybe we are just tasting taco seasoning. We don’t detect any chicken at all. None. You may think you taste chicken, but it is only because you read the package.
The aftertaste is STRONG. There is heat, and it lasts. And it tastes like chili to us. The flavor lingers.
After we tested these enough, we decided that what we taste is chili. If these were called “Chili Pringles,” we would get it. We don’t taste cheese. We don’t taste tacos, even. And we sure don’t taste chicken. We taste chili with some taco seasoning thrown in.
These are so strong, we don’t see being able to eat more than a few at a time. In fact, we have had these sitting around for days, and even after testing them and just eating some a couple of times, we still have 3/4 of a can left.
We think there is a reason these are no longer on the site.
Overall, we aren’t fans of either of these “Food Truck Flavors.” And we LOVE Pringles. But these just don’t cut it. They are both too strong to be eaten as a snack, let alone with other food. And the “Kickin’ Chicken Taco” ones are inedible. We will stick with the regular Pringles, thank you.