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Holiday...Pringles?

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With the tag line, "Your piehole just smiled." I noted the magazine ad and thought, huh? But these snacks are available in Pecan Pie http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11...

and Cinnamon & Sugar for the "Holiday" edition.

On the heels of competing with the recent release of Lay's Chocolate covered potato chips, http://www.businessweek.com/articles/...

I wondered has anyone tried these new flavors by the folks @ Pringles?
http://newsroom.kelloggcompany.com/20...

http://www.pringles.com/home

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  1. Oy. I saw an advertisement for the last one, and the thought alone grossed me out. I can handle the choccy potato chips, though, as long as they're real potatoes; not the extruded weirdness of Pringles. I understand the marketing ploy, and I'm sure people will purchase them, but to me, sweet Pringles sound nasty. I'd rather just eat some pecan pie, or a Churro, or a tortilla heated over open flame, w. butter and sugar lavished over it.

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    1. re: mamachef

      I don't have much of a sweet tooth these days but I still bake, candy make and purchase novelty sweets for the gang here that do. So, out of sheer curiosity I thought I'd ask. But, imo, you've pretty much echoed my own initial reaction.

      I thought the chocolate potato chips by Lays were sort of odd in that they obviously worked hard on the don't melt factor in designing them but the coating was so NOT in the vein of real chocolate.

      I guess I'm not an ideal candidate to review these things..

      1. re: HillJ

        Oh, pllleeeeeeeeeezz. (My piehole is smiling too..) What the hell do you mean, "not an ideal candidate?" I think you're fair and generally impartial, and you're smart and you've got good information to share, so don't you DARE disqualify yourself from any topic!! I mean - opinions, opinions, opinions, and everybody has one. Or two.
        mwah.

        1. re: mamachef

          Oh you're too kind. I appreciate it. I only meant these types of foods rarely hit my lips :) so I can't review with much experience.

    2. Perhaps it's US only but I haven't seen these cross over to our side of the border.

      The white chocolate pringle and cinnamon sugar one just seem ... Foreign. I'm all for savoury and sweet but it's like cranberry sauce on a grilled lobster. Just because you can do it doesn't means you should! Then again, chocolate covered large portions of bacon is a hit this year so what do I know ;)

      1. Nice video a while back on the Guardian website showing people trying mint choc flavour pringles.

        http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...

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        1. re: Paprikaboy

          Thank you for sharing that video Pap, it was delightful.

          1. re: Paprikaboy

            Awesome. Thank you for being the first one to take one for the team. :)
            Those sound......extremely BAD. ICK YURK>

          2. I lost interest when I heard them talking about the White Chocolate Mint as tasting like someone had put toothpaste on a potato chip.

            Makes me shudder just to think about it.

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            1. re: sunshine842

              I can eat one or two choccy potato chips, if the chips and the chocolate are of high quality. But what you just described is AWFUL, sunshine. I mean, I thought about it and since I don't care for "white chocolate" anyway,but adding mint is NOT the mint. It just.doesn't.work/ for me in terms of flavor. I'm all about the sweet/salty mix, but NOT this way. Please not this way. :0

              1. re: mamachef

                I wonder how many people are actually asked to test these off beat flavors before they hit the market.

                1. re: HillJ

                  OMG. I had the exact same thought, HillJ. I have a friend in San Rafael who owns one of those companies that do marketing tests. Yes, the horrid people in the mall who accost you, asking you if you want to earn $10 for 20 minutes of your time, tasting or using whichever product they're pimping at the time. Of course, the adults aren't much about this, but the teens LOVE it and I can see why: An extra tenner? Suweeeeeeeeeeeet!
                  So maybe a bunch of kids and teens tested them, and they were candy-covered chips with flavor added, and the kids thought they were awesome, phat, badass, righteous, right ON, etc. nibblekins.

                  1. re: mamachef

                    I once volunteered to sit for 2 hours in some dark, windowless room inside the mall to test products. It wasn't for a food product but I didn't enjoy the experience.

                    I haven't seen any marketeers hunting for respondents in the malls for a really long time but NOW I'd like to try it! Just to see what they ask.