REVIEW: Wendy’s Baconator Pringles

Wendy s Baconator Pringles

Like many of you, I imagine, going to the grocery store is one of my absolute favorite things to do. When I turned 30, I got a birthday card that said on the inside, “You have a favorite grocery store now” as though I hadn’t had one since my 20th birthday? Ha!

Anyway, there I was this past Tuesday, strolling along the aisles of the Skokie Jewel-Osco (an Albertson’s chain, for anyone eager to find these crisps) when I spotted an endcap display wall of glowing Wendy’s signs. Okay, they weren’t glowing, but the bright illuminated red Wendy’s sign graphic on the black tube of Pringles made it LOOK like they were glowing. This store had the new Limited Time Only Wendy’s Baconator Pringles.

Pringles has pulled off some pretty complex flavor combinations before, and I was eager to try these out. The image on the front is the classic, original Baconator with two quarter-pound patties, six strips of bacon, cheese, ketchup, and mayo on a bun.

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Wendy appears on the pop-top lid and there’s a code printed on the underside of the lid for an offer for a free Baconator, Son of Baconator, or Breakfast Baconator with a purchase when you order using the Wendy’s app.

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I was ready for this tube (can? cylinder?) of Pringles to have an overwhelming bacon smell, but it actually was balanced from start to finish, and the crisps were visibly seasoned with a light orange powder (I always prefer it when I can see the seasoning, don’t you?).

There are an awful lot of artificial bacon flavored and scented items out there, and some of them are offensive – this isn’t one of those items. These crisps have tangy sauce flavor, onion, and a great balance of bacon and charred burger.

Compared to the Baconator itself, the crisps could have used a little more bacon flavor, but I appreciate that they didn’t just make a bacon-flavored chip. These crisps taste like meat.

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The aftertaste is slightly sweet, almost like Cheerios. Maybe they were going for bun flavor? But if you don’t like the aftertaste, just shove more meat crisps into your gob, you goof.

Overall these are a surprisingly balanced crisp that do taste like all the elements of a Baconator. Maybe Pringles will bang out a fried egg-flavored crisp next and we’ll have an excuse to eat Breakfast Baconator Pringles in the morning.

I’d try it.

I sincerely hope you’re able to locate these Baconator Pringles. If you’re in the Venn Diagram of people who love Wendy’s and people who love Pringles, these are a little slice of heaven just for you.

Purchased Price: $1.99
Size: 5.5oz can
Purchased at: Jewel-Osco
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (15 crisps/28 g) 150 calories, 9 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 220 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

11 thoughts to “REVIEW: Wendy’s Baconator Pringles”

  1. I always have them add pickles to my Baconator, so I guess I can add pickle Pringles to these to improve it.

      1. Ok, well… I am going to get a Baconator to hold me over until I can find these…

        If you haven’t tried it, get a BBQ sauce and pour that on the burger. It takes the Baconator to a whole new unbelievable level. I don’t like the surprise of seeing if I have to pay for sauce (why I don’t keep quarters in my car, I’ll never know), so I order the 4pc nuggets for the dog so I can get a sauce. she’s happy and I don’t have to share my Bacon!

  2. They should sell it in Wendy’s and offer it as a burger topping. Despite the chip might get soggy but it would be a nice layer of crunch and texture.

  3. Sounds like the flavour would be reminiscent of the TGIFridays cheddar bacon potato skin crisps.

  4. Pringles are disgusting. These are no exception. Some fake taste, kind of like stale oil. Hardly any bacon flavor, but it is present. Kind of tastes applewood smoked, but with a back end of nasty Pringles.

    I give their art department an 8 or 9 out of 10, their flavor department a 1.out of 10.

    Lays Stax are much better. They’re stronger too. Pringles crack in even the lightest of dip.

    1. You say Pringles are disgusting, but you continue to eat Pringles. Do you continue to eat them in hopes that they’ll get better? (Which is the reason why I keep eating the McRib.)

    2. @Yuppicide. +1 for the Lays Stax recommendation. I was with some people and they brought out a can of Lays Stax. I cringed because I thought they were going to be just like Pringles, but they were good! I actually haven’t had them at all since then, though. I just prefer chips in a bag. You get more chips that way. 😀

  5. These didn’t taste like a burger at all to me. If anything, it tasted like tuna salad that was heavy on the pickle…

  6. It tastes more like SPAM to me. I don’t think it’s bad, but when I think baconator I think BEEF before pork.

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