While doing a little grocery shopping, I lazily glanced over a big Pringles display when I saw these two new kinds of chips-in-a-tennis-ball-can just beckoning me over in that direction. When I saw exactly what the flavors were, I let out a little chuckle and chucked one of each into my grocery cart.
When I got home, I decided to give each one the ol’ taste test. I’m not going to write a full-on review, as these just aren’t worthy of it. I will, however, pass along a few thoughts:
The skinny on Chipotle Limon: Perhaps the braintrust at Pringles must want to consider actually adding some chipotle to their Chipotle Limon. It’s a whole lotta limon, and not much chipotle. Actually, it has the slightest hint of chipotle flavor, but that’s almost completely masked by the taste of limon and salt. Great for snacking (like most varieti
es of Pringles), but don’t get your hopes up by the chile pepper on the can.
The skinny on Adobadas: From the picture of onion, tomato, and 3 kinds of chile peppers, this at least looked like it had potential. ‘Looked’ being the key word here. Taste-wise, I didn’t tast a whole lot besides salt and pepper. No tomato, a few molecules of chile peppers, and a whole lot of garlic salt (or so it tasted) does not make a good potato chip. As for Adobadas, whatever those are, please someone tell me that these ain’t that flavor. If so, please steer me as far clear of whatever that is as possible.
Moral of the story: This seems to be a desperate attempt by the folks at Pringles to get more of the Hispanic grocery shopping crowd to buy their products. Trying not to mince my words here, but these simply aren’t all that good…and certainly don’t taste as good as the pictures on the side of the can might lead you to believe they are. Better than plain potato chips to be sure…but not by much.