Remember the crime that was Pringles Pumpkin Pie Spice, White Chocolate Peppermint and Cinnamon & Sugar? Apart from tasting like toothpaste and spoiled sweeteners, the holiday flavors were a far cry from delectable. However, the head honchos over at Pringles Corporate aren’t going to quit that easily and recently debuted their newest seasonal flavor: Pecan Pie Pringles.
Spotted by an Impulsive Buy reader at a Dollar General store, the new chips have garnered an expected slew of whatthef*ckery.
Pecan pie Pringles? WTF? pic.twitter.com/VJM81jq7Ey
— Michael Lese (@spekki0) October 9, 2013
🙁 #pecanpiepringles?! Seriously? Ewww.. Too early in the AM for that kinda talk.
— Raquel Amparo Stuart (@CBS11Raquel) November 5, 2013
However, unlike it’s brethren (which received a ubiquitous NO from the masses), the Pecan Pie-flavored Pringles have also received a surprising amount of positive fanfare. As Junk Food Guy writes:
Imagine a shortbread pie crust without much sugar…that’s what this tasted like! …The nutty and sweet syrup-y flavors mixed back in, and to be honest, these Pecan Pie Pringles tasted like I was eating the crust of a pecan pie, toward the edges! …The molasses flavor really complemented the nutty flavor well, and left a tiny sweet tinge on my lips… I liked these. A LOT. They trump all three of last year’s fall Pringles flavors, hands down.
And a fair amount of the internet seems to agree.
— ChocolateShasta (@ChocolateShasta) October 27, 2013
— Richard King (@rtking10) November 6, 2013
— Corina Alfaro (@piccolo1979) October 24, 2013
Our verdict? There’s hope, and hope is always a good thing. For those really looking to step things up, we suggest stuffing an actual pecan pie with Pecan Pie Pringles, then sprinkling the top with the little chippies at the bottom of the canister. Hey, the apocalypse is already coming, we might as well.