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If you enjoy normal sized Pringles you will love these mini version. They are tasty potato crisps.
The Pringles are packaged in a nice way. The original is the falvour I am reviewing as this is the flavour I bought most recently.They are packaged in a red wrapper which has a plastic tray inside in which the mini Pringles sit. There is the picture of the 'Pringles Man' on the front. These are a very nice size to pop into a lunch box.
The Pringles are delicious. They are very crunchy. The Original flavour is very nice and salty. The Pringles seem to be flavoured on one side only and I find that if you place the tastier side on your tongue they are more flavoursome. The mini once are a very easy to eat size. You can easily fit a whole one into your mouth. There are many different flavours of Pringle available to try.
They do not contain artificial colours.They are suitable for vegetarians. Eack pack contains 118 calories. These mini pringles have less fat and calories than the original size Pringles.
They are packaged in mulitpacks of 5 individual packs. They are available from supermarkets and cost £1.25
Ingredients taken from packet:
Dehydrated Potatoes, Vegetable Oil, Corn Flour, Wheat Starch (Gluten Free*), Maltodextrin, Emulsifier: E471, Salt, Rice Flour, Dextrose, * < 0.3% Protein (Codex Alimentarius)
I like Pringles. I like them far too much and actively avoid them with the fear of scoffing a whole tube in 10 minutes flat. Crisps have always been a comfort food to me. I remember when I was a student scoffing a whole 2 packets of McCoys after particularly stressful lectures. Boy am I glad Pringles weren't around in those days. Seeing these in the local supermarket, I thought it'd be interesting to see if I'd eat all 5 mini packets at once. So what happened?
The price of a 5 pack of these is £1.22 from Tescos. In the packet I got 2 Original, 1 Texas BBQ Sauce and 2 Cheese and Onion. I have also seen Original in all 5 packets. By the way is it just me, or does anyone understand whey they include plain in multi packs? From an early age I came to the conclusion that this was some sort of punishment for enjoying the others flavoured packs and nothing has convinced me otherwise as an adult.
The packets are enclosed in a plastic bag with all the usual Pringles paraphernalia written on it; the bloke with the big tache and and indication of the flavours inside. The packet is a foil bag, colour coded according to the flavour variety. Inside a small slightly flimsy clear plastic tray holds the Mini Pringles, which I make to be about the third the size of the normal variety. I am not sure how recyclable any of these are as it doesn't seem to be indicated clearly; there is a recycling symbol on the man bag and a "Keep Britain Tidy" kind of logo.
It does, however, indicate that the product is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and it even gives some tips as to how to vary your diet and eat healthily. Not much I suppose but better than nothing.
What I like about these is that the psychological effect of having mini packets is that in fact, once you pop you have to stop quite quickly, unless you're going to open another small bag, in which case the effect of "just finishing them off" is utterly broken. Or that's what I find anyway!
Unsurprisingly, they are virtually identical to their larger relative. The crispy crunch and oddly neutral immediate aftertaste (I've never understood that, but curiously for me it's what adds to the addiction and sets them apart from normal crisps) is still in evidence. The light golden hue is still there. You can shove even more of them in your mouth at the same time but I settle for 3 or 4, which is in effect 1 Pringle and thus healthier already.
This is where Pringles lose their appeal somewhat, being made of dehydrated potatoes, vegetable oil, wheat starch, corun flour, rice flours and some flavourings. Eughhh!
A summary per mini pack (23g):
Energy - 118 kcal
Protein - 1.2 g
Carbohydrate - 13 g
Fat - 6.9g
Of which is saturates - 3.0 g
I think these are a handy little packet, easily carried around and eaten. For the Pringles addicts amongst you, this is a good way to drip feed your addiction if you are prone to scoffing a whole tube "because I've already started and it's there". This is of course assuming you have a modicum of self control; I have that much, anyway.
Pringles are owned by Proctor and Gamble. The website is quite evasive and even the email is a link to be followed, but you can try this UK number on the packet:
Telephone : 0800 028 1048
- 5 mini packs of Pringles (23g)
- Price £1.08 (buy one get one free at ASDA at the moment)
- Suitable for veggies and vegans
- comes in original, sour cream and a mixed (original, sour cream and salt and vinegar)
- 118 cal per pack (about the same as a bag of ordinary crisps)
- Sodium 0.12g per pack
WHAT I THOUGHT
Pringles, I love them, so imagine my joy in finding these little beauties handy packs ideal for lunch boxes. The packs looked a reasonable size UNTIL I OPENED THEM!!!!
How small are these!? I felt like Gulliver eating them. You get about 36 in a pack but they aren't much bigger than a 50p.
The packaging is good as it prevents them getting squashed (they come in a clear little tray) but it does make it a bit deceptive as I thought that they were a lot bigger than they were.
Ok in their defence I am a greedy fat pig as far as Pringles are concerned (there is an unfortunate incident when I tried to sober up by scoffing almost a whole tube!) but come on, they could be a bit bigger.
Taste wise they taste great, just like their larger counter parts. The original ones are quite salty but I like that and the other flavours I have tried taste great too.
Price wise I feel a bit cheated, they were ok this time as it was buy one get one free but when you consider you can get 6 bags of proper crisps for slightly less they seem a bit dear.
Nice but treat yourself to some bigger ones!
Pringles Minis have 20% less fat than regular Pringles and fewer calories.