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Pringles Gourmet Sea Salt & Black Pepper

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Brand: Procter & Gamble / Type: Crisps

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      28.11.2010 21:18
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      Delicious flavour of crisps

      I'm a bit addicted to crisps, so much so that I try not to keep too many in the house, because I would just eat and eat until they were all gone. However, it is always nice to have something to nibble on when watching TV, and give me a choice of chocolate or crisps and I will still always go for the latter first. Recently in Tesco, the Pringles brand of crisps were reduced to 99p for a tube. Now, if I ever buy Pringles, I usually only go for the plainer flavours, as my husband doesn't really like any spicy or hot flavours, which rules out quite a few. I was just about to lift an original flavour of Pringles when my eyes fell on these 'Great British Flavours' pringles tube offering Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Since my husband loves this flavour in other brands of crisps, I was pretty confident he would like this.

      The tube itself (unlike the picture above) is blue in colour, with a picture of a makeshift lighthouse and large seagull on top, with a picture of the sea in the background. This tube weighs 165g and on the reverse of the tube, is states that these crisps offer the 'perfect balance of Sea Salt and Crushed Black Pepper', with the statement 'grab em' while you can!' so I presume from that, that these crisps are for a limited time only, probably depending on popularity.

      There is some nutritional information on the reverse of the tube stating that with every 25g helping of these crisps, there are 130 calories, 8.2g of fat and 0.17g of sodium. The high fat content is hardly surprising.

      Like all pringles crisps the tube is sealed underneath the lid with a special seal giving freshness to the crisps, and this does work well, as the crisps will keep their freshness for a god length of time (not that that is really necessary in our house). The black pepper on the crisps is very noticeable and as soon as the crisp touches your tongue, you can taste the salt. THe combination of the two is excellent, so much so, that I actually prefer this brand of Sea Salt and Black Pepper to some of other leading brands that produce the same flavour.

      I find these crisps addictive, probably thanks to the salt content, and even my husband who would have more of a sweet tooth than me, thinks these crisps are delicious, and there has been a bit of a competition to reach the tube first to get the next crisp.

      So, all in all, I think this is one of the best flavours ever released by Pringles. THey are keeping up to date with other leading brands in terms of modern flavours, although still retaining the Pringles quality and addictiveness. A great crisp.

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        02.06.2010 13:39
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        Definitely worth a try if you like the more standard flavours, but overall an average snack

        Pringles seem to have expanded their range a lot lately, and I came across the range of 'Great British Flavours' which included this Sea Salt and Black Pepper flavour. The crisps come in a 165g tube and cost me 95p on special offer from Tesco, where the usual price is £2.03.

        I like having plain crisps as it allows me to use with dips and not overpower the other flavours. These ones looked nice and thought I'd give them a try instead of the usual original flavour Pringles that I normally have. The Pringles are the same size and look roughly the same, they are pale curved crisps with a fine dusty black coating. The grains of salt and pepper are quite fine and small and as soon as I picked one of the crisps up my fingers were coated in the stuff. It transferred onto my hand where I had been holding the end, and got quite messy as I continued to eat.

        I found the flavour to be nice and well-rounded, like a grown-up version of the ready salted flavour. I could hardly taste any salt and was mainly picking up on the flavour of the pepper. This is nice if you are having a few crisps but having too many makes the flavour monotonous and I found I had had enough quite early on. Have Pringles managed to cure the addictive unstoppable popping-ness of their crisps?! I love the packaging as these re-sealable tubes are perfect for keeping the snacks fresh and you don't have to eat the whole packet in one sitting. Anyway I was satisfied after only eating a few and they are a nice little snack if you prefer savoury treats.

        The only problem I had apart from the pepper being messy was that they seemed more fragile than the other flavours of Pringles and they were snapping as I used them to scoop up bits of dip. Maybe they are a bit thinner than the other flavours, but it was annoying to be dropping bits everywhere and I quickly learned to be more careful with them.

        All in all the crisps are tasty and pleasant to eat, but I don't think they will replace the original version for me, I know it's bad for you but I prefer the salty ones and this tasted a bit too much of pepper to suit my personal taste.

        Ingredients:
        Dehydrated Potatoes, Vegetable Oil, Rice Flour, Wheat Starch, Sea Salt and Black Pepper Flavour (Wheat Flour, Sea Salt, Flavourings, Whey Powder, Flavour Enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Guanylate and Disodium Inosinate, Pepper, Yeast Extract, Sugar, Milk Proteins), Maltodextrin, Emulsifier: E471, Salt

        Typical Values Typical values per 100g
        Energy: 2162 kJ - (518 kcal)
        Protein: 4.1 g
        Carbohydrate: 52 g of which sugars: 1.6 g
        Fat: 33 g of which saturates: 7 g
        Fibre: 2.8 g
        Sodium: 0.70 g

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          25.05.2010 19:00
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          Salt and Pepper Pringles

          Once you pop, you can't stop. Pringles, the curved crisp are one of my favourites and the latest flavour I tried is Sea Salt and Black Pepper. Pringles were actually first sold in America in 1968! They are produced by the company Procter and Gamble.

          What would a summer picnic be without the Pringles Tubes?! The Sea Slat and Black pepper are described as a taste of the Great British Seaside in every pack with a perfect balance of Sea Slat and Crushed Black Pepper. The front of the tube has a lighthouse and a seagull on the front to go with the theme of the crisps.

          Pringles are very morrish. They are a potato chip or crisp that have a curve to them, almost like the curve of a saddle on the horse. I think that maybe they are made like this so they stack nicely in the tube that they come in. Pringles are especially known for their packaging which consists of a tubed container with a foil-coated interior, and a resealable plastic lid. It also has a famous logo, a stylized representation of a man with a large moustache and parted bangs known as "Julius Pringles". I had to look this up as I had no idea that the man on the can actually had a name.

          The curve of the crisp in my opinion makes them extremely fun to eat as you can put them on your tounge and match the crisp to the curve of your tongue which gives you a great flavour. These crisps definitely have a very strong flavour too which is nice. I find that each crisp has a nice covering of salt and you can then actually see the black pepper on the end of each. The pepper has quite a strong peppery flavour to it as you would expect so I can imagine it would not be to everybody's taste but I love them.

          I bought this variety of Pringles in the 165g tube. I only paid £1 for them in Tesco's because I think they were on special offer but I think it's a good price for them.

          Unfortunately Pringles are not the healthiest snack you can have. A 25g portion (ie not very much, they are approximately 6.6 portions in a 165g tube) has 130 calories in it!! Ahhh. Now, considering I can eat almost a whole tube in one sitting if I really put my mind to it these are very unhealthy but like anything, if you treat it like a treat and only have it now and again it's not too bad and boy, they are yummy!

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