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Top Ramen Pringles Are A Dream Come True (Photo)

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You take a look in your snack cabinet, and two things catch your eye: crunchy, salty potato chips and steamy, slurpable instant ramen noodles. What do you do?

When you’re snacking, it can sometimes be tough to pick between your favorite low-nutrition carbs. But now you won’t have to, because Pringles and Nissin Top Ramen have teamed up to give you what you really want: Top Ramen Pringles.

“Pringles flavorologists worked closely with Nissin to pop the top on a classic noodle dish and bring the fan-favorite Top Ramen Chicken Flavor to life on a Pringles crisp,” Pringles said in a press release. “The result — a crisp that tastes like Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Flavor right out of the bowl.”

You’ll be able to find the chips for a limited time only, starting in late July, according to the release. Pick them up at your local Dollar General store, where Pringles says they will be sold exclusively for an estimated $1.50.

“Pringles flavorologists dig deep to find flavor trends and keep a pulse on new, exciting flavors people will love,” Kurt Simon, Senior Director of Marketing for Pringles told Forbes. “From there, they identify the right flavor profiles to ensure each flavor tastes exactly like its inspiration – in this case Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Flavor.”

Simon said that people “will love this crispy take on the classic noodle favorite,” because “Pringles strives to push the limits and surprise … fans’ taste buds.” But are the dollar store chips really any good? Or are they awful?

The chips have a number of good reviews — all five tasters for Cosmopolitan said that the chips are tasty, with responses ranging from “I don’t hate it” to, “If this chip were a man I would have its child.”

“These are dangerously addictive, just like Top Ramen,” another taster said. “It tastes like they took the actual seasoning in Top Ramen and applied it to chips, and whatever Pringles genius came up with that idea deserves all my love.”

Of course, there was one common question:

But even so, most people agreed that for a sub-$2 snack, they are pretty darn good.

Now I just need to wait for Pringle-flavored ramen.

Sources: Pringles Release, Cosmopolitan, Forbes / Photo Credit: Farrah Zakir/Wikimedia Commons, Pringles via Cosmopolitan

Tags: Food News, pringles, Pringles ramen, ramen chips, Top Ramen
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Say Hello To Pringles Newest ‘Loud’ Flavors

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Pringles fans rejoice! We now have five new flavors to add to our favorite snack collection.

Thrillist reports that Pringles has released five bold new flavors called LOUD Crisps: Mighty Margherita Pizza, Fiery Chili Lime, Super Cheesy Italian, Salsa Fiesta and Spicy Queso. Without having even tried them, I can already see which one is my favorite. Mighty Margherita Pizza is calling my name.

While the names of the flavors themselves make the actual taste of the chip pretty self-explanatory, Thrillist did a taste test in order to let all the rest of us eager fans know just what to expect when we run to the store to get these new snacks. Here’s what they reported.

Spicy Queso — They loved it! They actually said it reminded them of Taco Bell. Imagine that; Taco Bell in chip form. I’m surprised the fast food chain hasn’t already done this!

Fiery Chili Lime — Like lime tortilla chips already dipped in the salsa, Thrillist says, not too shabby.

Mighty Margherita Pizza — Like the writers at Thrillist, the pizza flavor is also my personal favorite Pringle. After reading their review, I’m still excited to try it, since it’s just like the regular pizza flavor but with a hint of basil. Yum.

Super Cheesy Italian — Thrillist warns this one might be too cheesy for those who may not be cheese-obsessed. Be ready for it!

Salsa Fiesta — Like tortilla chips dipped in spicy salsa. I love these ideas.

According to Fortune, one senior director of marketing for the Kellogg company (did you know Pringles was owned by Kellogg’s?) said that this array of flavors is what keeps fans excited. “We do flavor innovation every year, looking at what’s happening in salty snacks or even more broadly in food,” he said. The goal with this new line was to combine flavors to create chips with more depth, so that when we chow down, we aren’t just getting one overwhelming flavor, but we are experiencing a couple of different ones.

The new Pringles LOUD flavors are hitting shelves now and cost $1.69 per can. Go see if your store has them!

Sources: Thrillist, Fortune / Photo Credit: Thrillist, Pringles/Instagram

Tags: chips, Kellogg's, pringles, Pringles Flavors, snacks
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Pringles Goes Sweet For The Holidays

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These days, it feels like every brand out there is subscribing to the more-is-more ideology when it comes to expansion; just look at all the different sizes and flavors of Oreos that exist, if you need an example.

Last autumn, Pringles — which already boasts a spanning array of different savory flavor varieties — decided to incorporate sweet chips into its already impressive lineup. For those of us who were fans of Pringles’ original flavor combos, the idea seemed gratuitous, but time has shown that the white chocolate, salted caramel, and pecan pie flavors have actually sold very well.

Now, Delish reports that Pringles is adding yet another seasonally sweet flavor, and it’s a personal favorite: Sugar Cookie!

Take a second to appreciate how genius this idea is, solely because of its simplicity. Sugar cookies work because they are simple and sweet; they don’t require balancing a complex and large amount of spices to work. They’re sugary and buttery, and a true crowd pleaser. Basically, the sugar cookie is a sweet counterpart to the original Pringles flavor. They just work.

At the very least, it’s a bold move on Pringles’ end to resist pumpkin-spicing up its iconic, sturdy chip for the holiday season, like so many other chains and companies have decided to do. We gotta commend them for trying something new.

The Pringles Holiday 2016 limited-edition flavors will be available nationwide soon; if you’re interested in trying out the Sugar Cookie flavor, it will be available exclusively at Walmart. The other two flavors, however, are more widely available at Dollar General stores. All of the cans will retail for $1.69 in early November.

P.S. — how cute are those limited-edition Pringles cans? They’re wearing actual sweaters!

Source: Delish / Photo credits: Pringles via Delish, Pringles/Instagram

Tags: holiday flavors, limited edition, pringles, sugar cookie, Walmart
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