Product Type: Pringles Snacks
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Pop Open Posh Prawn Pringles
Member Name: duskmaiden
Date: 18/07/06, updated on 14/08/06 (689 review reads)
Advantages: intersting combinations of flavours
Disadvantages: Hard to find at the moment. Not much of a prawn flavour
Pringles have followed in the footsteps of Walkers and McCoys and gone all-posh on us. They recently released the Aromas range and now they have a gourmet one. I spotted them in Sainsburys and since they were on offer (3 for 99 pence rather than 55 pence each) I thought I would purchase some for a Trivial Pursuit evening we were going to recently.
Pringles Gourmet come in t(o my knowledge) four flavours steak and caramelised onions, chilli and lemongrass, salt and black pepper and the ones I am reviewing today Tiger Prawn and Crushed Garlic. I have only seen them in Sainsburys in the 45-gram tubes so far. I fancied the Tiger prawn ones as I quite like prawn cocktail crisps and wondered how well the garlic and prawn would combine.
I pop the tube and see a stack of good old Pringles. I then stick my nose in to see what kind of an aroma they give off. I am not sure I can smell either garlic or prawn. Instead I detect a faint whiff of vegetable oil with perhaps a hint of spice I bring one of the curved discs of reconstituted potatoes to my nose. They look evenly coloured and golden. Why are Pringles so addictive? Still I can not detect any strong scents. I really need to dive in and use my taste buds to evaluate these crisps. They have the same texture as the normal Pringles. I like the crunchiness of them. At first I can not taste much then I get quite a strong (but not overpowering taste of garlic. (Although I am sure I had just a little sliver of garlic after chewing the crisp for a couple of seconds). It tastes a little of that garlic puree you get in the tubes. The prawn is there but it is very much in the background. These are nothing like prawn cocktail crisps at all. The prawn flavouring is far more subtle and natural than the strong taste of prawn cocktail. The garlic is nice but I think I would like to see the prawn with something like lemongrass or lime. I think that would work well and make a really good scented crisp. I think these Pringles work well on their own as a snack. I think they might be nice with a chilli dipping sauce or perhaps a salsa. The crisps leave a faint powdery trace on your finger but the smell is not overpowering and does not linger.
Vegetarians will be glad to know that these are suitable for them, as the prawn flavouring does not actually contain any prawns. Vampires beware there is garlic powder in it. The crisps also contain whey so are not suitable for those with lactose intolerance or vegans. For those that really must know a tube of these is not good for them as they are 30% fat and have over 200 calories in a 45 gram tub.
I quite liked these crisps as they tasted quite natural but they would not be my first choice of flavour in this range as I preferred the salt and black pepper ones.
Update. I have seen 200 gtam tubes (which are shrtoer than the ones for other ranges) in Asda for £1.38 so posh Pringles are more expensive than norrmal ones
Summary: Garlic with a hint of prawn