Wacky snack flavors are all the rage these days. Now, just in time for the holidays, Pringles introduced eight Thanksgiving dinner-flavored potato chips. The flavors are turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed corn, green bean casserole, mac & cheese and pumpkin pie.
It’s fair to say we have never, ever considered what any of those flavors may taste like as chips! We’re unlikely to find out, though, as the new line of chip flavors is not available in stores. Only select media outlets, like Today.com, were given the opportunity to sample them.
The chips come in a TV dinner-style tray separated by flavor:
“Pringles are known for bold flavors and endless flavor stacking possibilities, so this holiday season we wanted to introduce snack-lovers to a new way to enjoy Thanksgiving favorites,” Pringles senior director of marketing Kurt Simon told People.
“The Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner flavors are not only new but cover every course of the real meal—from the main event, to sides and even dessert,” he continued.
Wondering how these inventive new chips actually taste? Some lucky people over Food & Wine got to have a taste test. It was a mixed bag (no pun intended), with flavors being hit or miss. Favorites included mashed potatoes and turkey, while creamed corn was deemed the worst. The testers also felt that the sweet flavors of cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie did not translate well to chip form.
Pringles suggests trying a “Leftover Sandwich” combination with a turkey, stuffing and mashed potato chip stacked on top of each other. The brand has also suggested other ways to stack the chips to create other Thanksgiving flavors:
Food science breakthrough. Pringles launches Thanksgiving flavors. I don't know whether to go hmm or recoil in horror. pic.twitter.com/sjoozZTjKh
— Larry Dignan (@ldignan) November 16, 2017
The Food & Wine team summed up their review with this final assessment:
“Overall, give Pringles credit for creating a fun novelty. No, all the flavors weren’t perfect, but for a product like this, the discussion and debate is almost entirely the point.”
What do you think? Would you give the Thanksgiving Pringles a try if they make it to stores someday?