They say, “There’s nothing finer than a pecan pie from a diner.” They also say, “Feeling down and want to cry? Turn your feeling around with a pecan pie.”
I don’t know who said them. It could’ve been a pastry chef, PR rep for the pecan industry, or the voices in my head who tell me aluminum foil is made from alien skin, but what I, and the voices in my head, do know is that pecan pie is delicious, even though it looks like a pie topped with cockroaches.
And it appears the folks at Pringles agree because they’ve come out with a pecan pie flavor. Yup. Pringles ignored all the Ewww’s and WTFs said on the internet about last year’s sweet flavors and introduced another.
I tried two of last year’s seasonal flavors–White Chocolate Peppermint and Cinnamon & Sugar–and wasn’t too impressed with them. They weren’t horrible, but they were a little off-putting and I didn’t buy more even when I saw them on the clearance shelf at Target. So I was expecting these Pecan Pie Pringles to be as non-repurchaseable.
However, it appears the Pringles guy still has a few tricks in his comically large, and probably high maintenance, mustache because these Pecan Pie Pringles are tasty.
The thing is, these flavored potato crisps don’t taste anything like pecan pie. Actually, to be a bit more exact, they have no pecan flavor. Pringles got the sweet part down, there’s even a butteriness, but there’s no nuttiness.
Instead, Pecan Pie Pringles tastes more like waffles with butter and maple syrup. The sweet syrup makes sense since pecan pie can be made with it. So if Pringles decides to team up with IHOP and release a Limited Time Only Waffles & Syrup Pringles in the future, they already have the recipe.
The sweet seasoning is applied conservatively, but there’s just enough to mask the potato flavor. While that seasoning is tasty and makes me want to chaineat my way through half a can in 10 minutes, its color makes each crisp look like someone dropped it, beyond the five second rule, on the floor of a room that hasn’t been dusted in decades.
Overall, Pecan Pie Pringles makes me eat the Ewww’s and WTFs I said about the sweet Pringles flavors last year. Although, if Fruitcake Pringles comes out next year, I may have to regurgitate those Ewww’s and WTFs.
(Nutrition Facts – 1 oz. – 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, 95 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.)
Item: Limited Time Only Pecan Pie Pringles
Purchased Price: $2.19
Size: 5.96 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Surprisingly good. Tastes like waffles with butter and syrup. Just enough seasoning to mask the potato. I’d purchase them again. Much better than last year’s sweet Pringles flavors. Rhyming.
Cons: Doesn’t taste like pecan pie. Looks like Pringles that fell onto a dusty floor. Having a high maintenance mustache.