Product Type: Pringles Snacks
Newest Review: ... a lot to spend on some Crisps. Since the best before date is always god on Pringles then we stock up when on a good offer. So we decide... more
Tastes Great, Makes me Sick
Member Name: JJJJ
Disadvantages: They really do make me sick
I was going to use the "Once you pop, you can't stop" title for my review, but when flicking through the numerous Pringles write-ups here on dooyoo, it seems that particular heading has (obviously) already been a popular choice! Therefore, I have chosen to use my current title as Pringles do actually make me sick - but more on that later.
Description & History Lesson
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Unless you have been living in a cave for the last thirty years, you'll realise that 'Pringles' (manufactured by Proctor and Gamble) are oval (or more precisely 'saddle' shaped) crisps packaged in a cardboard tube. This ingenious design allows them to stack neatly together, and also fit comfortably into the mouth. Pringles were first sold in the United States in 1968, and today the popular snack is enjoyed in over thirty countries around the world.
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A 155g tube of Paprika Pringles can be purchased from Tesco for £1.55 - they are also currently in a promotion where you can purchase '2 for £2.65', representing a saving of 45p.
Although Pringles would fall into the category of 'potato chips', a closer look at the ingredients reveals that under 50% of their content is actually potato! This has probably be done on purpose by Proctor and Gamble in order to dodge the 17.5% VAT rate which is charged on crisps in the UK.
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Paprika Pringles are very tasty and incredibly moreish - very hard to put down once you've had one. The paprika taste is slightly spicy, and provides a more interesting flavour than the Pringles 'Original' variety. So why, you may ask, have I only awarded Paprika Pringles two stars? well, it goes back to my title - if I eat six or seven Pringles (of any sort) I will be sick! There must be something in the ingredients that doesn't agree with me, which is a real shame as I like the taste. I'm generally not allergic to many things so it does seem a bit weird that they have that particular effect on me.
Therefore, no matter how good they taste, I think you'll agree that no (semi) potato based snack products are worth being sick for :)
Summary: Tube of Crisps