REVIEW: Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Pringles

Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Pringles

If you want an inexpensive, crunchy snack that tastes like Chicken Top Ramen, you could take the dried block of instant noodles and sprinkle the broth seasoning onto it and enjoy. Or you could buy a can of these Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Pringles.

Nissin Top Ramen and I go way back.

It was the first food I prepared on a stove when I was ten years old, and it was also the first food I ruined on a stove when I was ten years old. It got me through lean times during college. It got me through lean times after college. It got me through lean times last week.

And through all those times it’s been the chicken flavor, because, let’s face it, the traditional beef and shrimp flavors are THE WORST. Okay, they’re not horrible, but I’ve always considered the chicken one to be far superior to the other two.

Even though I’ve eaten over 1,000,000 milligrams of sodium-worth of Chicken Top Ramen, I’ve never gotten sick of it. It’s a cheap comfort food and a decent soup replacement when you’re too sick to go out and get a can of chicken noodle soup. I love it and will never forget its flavor.

So it’s awesome that these Pringles smell and taste EXACTLY like the sodium saturated broth made from a flavor packet and boiling water. For those sophisticated palates who have never crossed paths with chicken flavored instant ramen, it’s like a cheap, herbaceous chicken broth. And I get to experience that flavor without burning my mouth, overcooked noodles, undercooked noodles, or wondering what’s wrong with my life.

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As enjoyable as these crisps are, after eating several of them, I felt they were beginning to be a bit too salty. But then I thought, “THAT’S JUST LIKE CHICKEN INSTANT RAMEN!” And that brought smile to my face.

Now if you think about it, we could make these seasoned potato crisps at home. We just need to dump the seasoning powder into a can of Pringles and gently combine the two. And I might just do that because these Pringles are awesome and they’re available for only a limited time.

Sure, there’s a much cheaper way to enjoy Chicken Top Ramen, which is to buy an actual package of the instant ramen that costs a fraction of these Pringles. But if you don’t want to deal with flavor packets, boiling water, bowls, or lots of sodium, these Pringles are the next best thing.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 ounce (about 15 crisps) – 150 calories, 80 calories from fat, 9 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: A lot since I had to buy it on eBay
Size: 5.5 oz. can
Purchased at: Dollar General (by eBay seller)
Rating: 9 out of 10
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REMINDER: Half-Price Sonic Shakes and Ice Cream Slushes All-Day Today

Sonic Half Priced July 2017

All-day today (July 26), Sonic is offering its Shakes and Ice Cream Slushes at half-price.

That means you could start this morning with French Toast Sticks and dunk them into a half-priced shake. Or you can eat a Jr. Double Cheeseburger at lunch or dinner and wash it down with a half-priced Ice Cream Slush.

The offer is valid at participating locations while supplies last. There is a limit of five per order, add-ins cost extra, and the offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 7/26/2017

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Ghoul s Mix M M s

Ghoul’s Mix M&M’s

(Spotted by David M at Sheetz.)

Limited Edition Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Iced Espresso Classics

Limited Edition Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Iced Espresso Classics

(Spotted by Blaire at Walmart.)

Snack Factory Veggie Sticks Pea  Carrots Crunchy Veggie Snacks

Snack Factory Veggie Sticks Pea & Carrots Crunchy Veggie Snacks

(Spotted by Robbie at Costco.)

Dannon Light  Fit Zero Greek Peach Mango and Greek Coconut Cream

Dannon Light & Fit Zero Greek Peach Mango and Greek Coconut Cream

(Spotted by Rachel C at Macey’s.)

Materne Go Go Squeez Limited Edition Sour Apple Raspberry Lemon Twist Applesauce on the Go

Materne Go Go Squeez Limited Edition Sour Apple Raspberry Lemon Twist Applesauce on the Go

(Spotted by Carla at Walmart.)

Freedom Foods Barley+ Toasted Muesli  Maple  Nuts Pink Lady Apple  Macadamia and Cranberry  Nuts

Freedom Foods Barley+ Toasted Muesli (Maple & Nuts, Pink Lady Apple & Macadamia, and Cranberry & Nuts)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Market Street.)

The Bakery Cakes  Blueberry Chocolate Cinnamon and Lemon

The Bakery Cakes (Blueberry, Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Lemon)

(Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.

FAST FOOD NEWS: Sonic’s Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwiches

Sonic Buffalo Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich

Sonic’s new Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich line has three varieties:

The Buffalo Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich (shown above) features a fillet dunked in buffalo sauce that’s topped with mayo and jalapeños on a brioche bun. The sauce is made with hot and spicy cayenne, red chili peppers, and a little chipotle.

It has 1000 calories, 61 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of trans fat, 70 milligrams of cholesterol, 4520 milligrams of sodium (probably an error on Sonic’s website), 70 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, and 23 grams of protein.

Sonic Garlic Parmesan Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich

Sonic’s Garlic Parmesan Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich is made up of a fillet dunked in garlic parmesan sauce, topped with lettuce, and placed on a brioche bun. Its sauce contains Parmesan cheese, roasted garlic and Italian herbs.

It has 1350 calories, 100 grams of fat (I hope this is an error), 17 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 190 milligrams of cholesterol, 2180 milligrams of sodium, 69 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of sugar, 4 grams of fiber, and 23 grams of protein.

Sonic Bourbon BBQ Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich

The Bourbon BBQ Dunked Ultimate Chicken Sandwich has a fillet dunked in sweet and smoky bourbon BBQ sauce and comes topped with crinkle-cut pickles and onions on a brioche bun.

It has 940 calories, 34 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 90 milligrams of cholesterol, 2800 milligrams of sodium, 112 grams of carbohydrates, 51 grams of sugar, 5 grams of fiber, and 24 grams of protein.

If you’ve tried any of them, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via Sonic)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Red Lobster Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Biscuit Mix

Red Lobster Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Biscuit Mix

A Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix is all we wanted and we have that, so I don’t see the need for this. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Market Street.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

Also, if you want to send in photos and are wondering if we’ve already covered something, don’t worry about it. Let us worry about it.