REVIEW: Pringles Wavy Halo Moa Burger Potato Crisps

Pringles Wavy Halo Moa Burger Can

What are Pringles Wavy Halo Moa Burger Potato Crisps?

Is Master Chief a Master Chef?!

Pringles is here to answer the question only I was asking with new Wavy Halo Moa Burger Crisps.

How are they?

These are one of the tastiest Pringles varieties I’ve had in a long time, but I’m baffled by the flavor.

Pringles Wavy Halo Moa Burger Spill

Just for a little background – a “Moa” was an extinct flightless bird native to New Zealand that apparently still “exists” in the Halo video game universe? I assumed this was a beef burger flavor, but it’s based on a long-dead bird?

I figured “Moa” was just an acronym for “mother of all,” considering the can shows a deluxe four patty hamburger, but is it actually poultry?

Well, no, it actually is beef. Ok.

Pringles Wavy Halo Moa Burger Closeup

Pringles describes it as savory beef, garlic, and sweet ginger, and they definitely deliver on all of those flavors. These have a really delicious beef teriyaki-ish flavor to them that I can’t recall tasting in a chip – Excuse me, a “crisp.”

Forgive my ignorance, but I could be convinced these are based on a number of Asian-inspired dishes. If you told me this was some kind of Korean Beef flavor, I’d believe it. Some sort of garlic dark chicken dish? Yeah, I can see that. I’m stumped, so let’s just stick with gingery beef teriyaki.

I don’t like to lump multiple countries under one umbrella, but I’m about as good at nailing this flavor as I was at Halo, which I ultimately stopped playing decades ago out of frustration.

Anything else you need to know?

The crisps have a slight heat brought on by chili peppers that really brings the indecipherable flavor all together.

Pringles Wavy Halo Moa Burger Too Many Patties

The photo has cheese, but I didn’t really taste that. I did get a pinch of crisp, vinegary pickle and slaw flavor, though, especially on the nose, which reminded me a bit of Carolina BBQ chips.


So, it’s a flavor based on a giant bird that tastes like beef. That’s certainly unique.

I guess they’re using “burger” in the same way the UK calls a chicken sandwich a “burger?” These are “crisps,” after all. Then again, we’ve established my international ignorance.

All that aside, this is a fresh flavor that everyone should try. Pair it with the newest Mountain Dew Hyper Sugar Blast or whatever for the ultimate gamer snack.

Purchased Price: $1.48
Size: 4.8 oz
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (About 12 Crisps) 150 calories, 9 grams of fat, 0 gram of trans fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 290 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of total carbohydrates, <1 gram of total sugars, <1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of protein.

8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Pringles Wavy Halo Moa Burger Potato Crisps”

  1. I feel like they should have marketed these differently. I remember seeing a while ago about these and was like ” uhhhh….wtf is that?” Then I read the descriptor and was like “F*ck yes!” I feel like these are only targeting gamers; and some people aren’t as nerdy as I am who love “google projects” to appease their curiosity.

    p.s. welcome back, we highjacked your site for a bit and had a lot of fun.

  2. Yes, yes…first of all, welcome back! Both relieved and excited to finally see new content again. As Holly May said, though, we managed to keep ourselves busy and entertained, in your absence. ((grin))

    Secondly, I went on a mission to find these, immediately after seeing them in the “Spotted” section, a few weeks ago. I currently have a can sitting in my pantry, which I have been restraining myself from tearing into, just yet. Having said that, I foresee myself breaking the seal on them soon. While the name/concept/what-have-you is certainly…well, odd (a burger that tastes like an extinct, flightless bird?; er, okay)…the actual flavor profile (as well as your description) sound delicious.

    1. I need to actually seek these out! I’ve been intrigued since I first read about them. Had to get over the silly name, and the flavour profile definitely appeals!

    1. Booo; disappointed to hear that. However, everyone’s mileage (and tastes) vary, so I’m hoping I like them. TBD (or TBC, as the Brits would say.)

      Almost broke them open today (finally), but holding off for a bit.

  3. The first flavor that came to mind when I started eating these was Worcestershire sauce, or perhaps a mix of that and soy sauce. Since Worcestershire sauce is not an uncommon ingredient to add to ground beef when making hamburgers, maybe that is what enabled the chips to have a meaty taste. A small and very tolerable amount of heat comes in at the end. Overall, a worthwhile addition to the Pringles Limited Edition lineup.

  4. Yeah, I almost threw these away too. My dog wouldn’t even eat them…the spice is so overwhelming and barely identifiable. It’s like a bad mashup of garlic and pepper and vinegar that just doesn’t quite blend. SO…I decided to experiment. At first I thought about grinding them up as a breading for something fried (like chicken fried cheeseburgers…one of my favorites) which I will try later. But in a pinch, I grabbed some cream cheese and spread it between two chips and BAM…fucking awesone. It still has that exotic taste, but you can really taste the ginger and soy sauce flavors when the garlic and pepper are toned down by the cream cheese. Dipping in sour cream would probably have the same effect; so kind of a shame that the flavor is so overpowering and offputting straight out of the can. If they had toned down the spice and turned up the cheese, these could have been great straight outta the gate.

  5. I was very disappointed for someone who looooooves Pringles and who excitedly purchased 5 cans because what could go wrong, right? (-_-)
    I love burgers…especially those with lots of cheese and pickles, so I figured this was a sure thing. I’m also not a fan of spicy stuff, so since there wasn’t a warning of any kind – I figured I was safe.
    NOPE! It tastes like a more spicy BBQ chip without the sweet aftertaste. Imagine the opposite of the picture on the can and then add burning that lingers on your tongue and lips. And they are extremely over peppered! I’m very sad I purchased these.
    Hopefully I can find someone to give them to because I am against throwing away perfectly good food…but I definitely considered chucking these in the bin. Yuck.

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