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Limited Edition Pringles – Pumpkin Pie Spice

Posted in Chips, Confectionaries

First – Hello to anyone that has found me via the lovely Albany Dana from Eat Up Albany! Thanks for the blog lovin’ y’all. Second – I apologize now for the one subpar picture in this review – pinkie promise I will reupload new ones tomorrow when the light is better in the batcave. FIXED.

So today while perusing Walmart after work looking to see if they had anything new in (by the way the Limited Edition Peppermint Bark Muddy Buddies were back in stock at the store by my house – if you have been unable to locate them, maybe your store got restocked too!). I checked all the usual places – the main aisle, endcaps, focal area near the front of the store where they tend to put seasonal food, etc. I had picked up a few things, top secret since they will make their debut here soon, took a gander down the seasonal food aisle, but it was about 40% set, the rest was just empty shelves. I decided to hit the chip aisle, just out of curiosity and what did I see?

YES! The magical unicorn that is Pumpkin Pie Spice Pringles. I had given up hope of ever getting my hands on these because so many other people have already reviewed them that I figured that the snack food junkies in my area (if that is a real thing) went in late one night and bought all of them up. There were about 3, 3/4 full cases haphazardly shoved onto a top shelf.

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I think I scared the natives with my excitement in the chip aisle. I wasn’t jumping around all crazy like or anything – I don’t need to get banned from one of my snack food meccas – but I must have looked like She-Ra in the middle of the aisle holding up the can of Pumpkin Pie Spice Pringles, with less blond hair and more black, no sword, and minus my twin brother.

I was so excited about these that I even called my Mom on the way home to tell her the news. You would think I just hit the lottery or something. I guess you can say that I am easily amused.

I was a bit nervous to try these, because I had just hyped these up so much in my mind that they were nothing short of magical space Pringles. I popped the can, anticipating a potent aroma of spices, but I was greeted with the familiar Pringles crisp smell and the tiniest of tiny hint of what my guess would be cinnamon. A visual inspection of the crisp concerned me slightly as well because I was used to the heavy smattering of flavor dust of other flavors, and visually that was non-existent.

Moment of truth – Upon first bite, I was a bit underwhelmed. Where was the flavor punch I was looking for? So I decided to try a few more, and then a few more turned into a bunch more, and then a bunch more turned into half the can before I forced myself to put them down. I would venture to say that the pumpkin flavor is nil in this crisp, and it strictly just spices of pumpkin pie. It was a delicious blend of sweet and salty. I licked the top of the chip and was greeted with mostly just an extreme sweet flavor with undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg. Protip: Just eating the chip will yield you a better experience – don’t be a creepy chip licker.

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Texture: 3/5 – The texture of this crisp is like any other Pringle – nothing overly exciting. Standard potato flakes compressed into a duck bill creating shape.

Smell: 1/5 -These crisps have no smell other than that of the potato – its kind of weird.

Appearance: 2/5 – Nothing visually sets these chips apart from a seemingly normal Pringle except a minute amount of brown speckles from cinnamon and/or nutmeg.

Taste: 5/5 – I must admit that I was very skeptical of these. Sweet and salty Pringles? Sounds like gypsy magic to me. But Pringles proved that they can bring it again with this perfectly balanced chip. I would compare it to kettle corn or something of that nature. They enhance each other. Buy these up while you can, you wont regret it.

She-Ra image is property of Mattel.

November 9, 2012
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Stacy’s Pita Chips – Italian Harvest

Posted in Chips

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Happy Friday all! I am not overly sure if these are new, or if I have never seen them before, but I spotted these and another flavor I shall be reviewing soon at the local SaveMart. (Upon quick googling, it looks like they came out in 2010, but I have not seen them until now) I am head over heels for Stacy’s Pita Chips. They are so delicious by themselves or with some sort of dip, and I can easily eat an entire bag and not feel bad about it. I also had no interest in sharing these with anyone else, so you may want to buy two bags incase you have someone at home that would like to sample them as well.

Upon opening the bag I was greeted with the familiar pita chip smell accompanied by the aroma of peppers. I am definitely a fan of flavors being baked into chips instead of coating them. I did not however notice much onion flavoring as pictured on the outside of the bag. The flavoring of these is rather strong, especially the peppers. I really enjoyed these and had to stop myself from eating the entire bag. All of the chips in the bag were evenly flavored which is also very enjoyable.

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Texture: 4/5 – If you have brittle teeth you may want to avoid these, because they are twice baked they tend to be on the extreme crunchy side. I would also advise enjoying these with a beverage if you are eating them alone, as they can be a bit dry.

Smell: 4/5 – These smell just as tasty as they are right out of the bag.

Appearance: 3/5 – I am unsure if perhaps the merchandiser at the store I purchased them from kicked them down the entire aisle before putting them on the shelf, but sadly most of my bag was made up of tiny chip-shards. There were a few large ones, but mostly small little handfuls of pita bits. It is also exceptionally obvious that the flavor is baked in – YUM.

Taste: 5/5 – These are good. REALLY good. If you are looking for a hardy chip to put out at a party that you can get some serious dip action on, I would suggest these. BUY THEM.

October 26, 2012
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