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      11.04.2013 15:12
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      Great snack for any occasion,

      The snack of my choice when I'm staying in watching a movie is usually a tube of Pringles.

      I usual choose barbecue flavour or ready salted. This time I decided to try prawn cocktail for a change.
      cost me £2.50 from Sainsbury supermarket.

      These are in a pink cardboard tube. Yellow colour near top with writing saying "Bursting with flavour"
      On the front of the tube is the usual face with moustache that is on all Pringles tubes this one as a picture of a cocktail glass with the snack in and a little umbrella in the glass.it as a plastic lid with paper underneath to keep the snack fresh. The lid is easy to pull off and it keeps your snack fresh once opened.

      I'm not sure what we call these now I used to refer to these as crisps. What I found when I researched more information about Pringles was that when" Procter & Gamble owned Pringles in 2008 they went to court to argue that the snack should be free from VAT .They won the case." "Pringles are not classed as crisps as it only contains 42 per cent of potato." I think for this review I will refer to them as snacks.

      The company is now owned by Kellogg's.

      Pringles ingredients are rice, corn, wheat and potato flakes, I found these to be wafer thin and curve up at the sides. All stacked neatly in a tube, like all Pringle flavour snacks are.

      I find with Pringles when I first bite into them I get the crunch sound. Also they are very moreish it is hard to stop at one I just keep dipping my hand in the tube for more. The taste of these snacks is a tomato sauce flavour they leave a slight tangy taste on my tongue. They bring to mind skips which are prawn cocktail flavour a bag of skips I can devour in seconds.With Pringles Prawn flavour I can slightly pace myself the flavour can be too much after a few of them.

      I checked the ingredients on the back of the tube. I found they contain citric acid so this may count for the tangy taste. Another flavour they have is onion powder and paprika. Nutritional is on the back of the tube in very small writing. Also on the tube it is stated that they are suitable for vegetarians.

      The tube I brought weights 190g
      They come in various sizes of tubes and weight.


      Nutritional values:
      "Portion per 100g: Energy : 2151kj or 514kcal,Protein 4.1g,Carbohydrate 52g,of which sugars 4.2g,Fat 32g.of which saturates 5g,Fibre 2.5g and sodium 0.64g."

      An enjoyable snack which I will defiantly buy again alongside the other Pringles I like.

      At time of this review price range is £2.50 for 190g tube

      Retail stores must supermarkets online and in the high street: Asda , Sainsbury, Tesco. etc...

      Online at www.amazon.co.uk a 6 pack of Pringles Prawn Cocktail flavour is reduce to £9.25 sold by Chocolate Buttons deliver rate £2.95.

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      25.02.2013 23:20
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      Too much flavouring ruins an otherwise beautiful snack.

      I am a Pringle addict, and can quite easily go through a pot in one sitting while watching a film (i know that it's bad for you for a pot of Pringles has over a thousand calories in them, but i can't help myself. They're just so yummy and crunchy and addictive. You can never just have one.)

      My favourite flavours include some of the classics, Texas BBQ, Sour Cream and Chive, some of the takeaway classics they did for a short while, including Margherita Pizza and Burger Flavour, the new Ketchup flavour, and, up until recently, Prawn Cocktail.

      Prawn Cocktail Pringles used to be very easy on the tongue with just enough flavouring to give you a pleasant sweet, tangy with just a hint of fishy taste not too dissimilar from that found in Skips crisps. With the crunchy texture however that flavour was slightly more prominent in the Pringles than in the melty Skips.

      However since the Pringles company have launched their 'new bursting with flavour' range the added flavouring to Prawn Cocktail Pringles has now put in my mind the flavour of Pickled Onion (like you find in Monster Munch) instead of Prawn Cocktail for the extra flavouring is so overpowering that, although the tangyness is still there, the sweetness has been completely over-powered and the hint of fish you used to get is seemingly non-existant.

      Thus i have stopped buying the 'new bursting with flavour' prawn cocktail Pringles, for i'm not really a big fan of pickled onion, i have to be in the mood for it really. But (although it's probably better for me in the long run) i've been really let down by my favourite snack.

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        14.06.2010 16:15
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        these crisps left me really divided...but they are quite nice.

        I am one of those people that only tends to buy Pringles at Christmas, or for family parties....a fairweather fan, you might say.

        Whenever I buy them, I stick to the classic flavours such as sour cream and chive, ready salted and BBQ. However, on my last weekly shop I noticed some Prawn Cocktail Pringles - I have never seen these on sale before and love the walkers version of the flavour so I thought I would pick up a tube.

        I know when you read a review you want a decisive opinion either way, but...I just dont know about these crisps! They are nice, dont get me wrong - but they seem to lack that "je ne sais quoi" that Walkers have.
        Maybe its because the pringles have that certain texture - thicker than normal crisps with a slightly wheaty taste...the prawn cocktail flavouring is much stronger than on walkers crisps, and it also seems slightly more tangy and fishy too!

        The really good point is that every single Pringle was coated with lots of the flavouring, so there were none that had barely had any taste at all; as you sometimes get with "proper" crisps.

        All in all, these are nice...I am just not sure whether I would buy them again!

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        16.04.2010 14:51
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        Prawn cocktail crisps.

        I have always bought pringles but had always tended to go for either BBQ of salt and vinegar but the other day I couldn't help notice that my local shop had the prawn cocktail flavour on it's shelf. I knew they made the flavour but until then I had never seen them in front of my face.

        Anyway, after playing about with the idea, seeing that they were on offer for £1, I couldn't resist taking them to the till and parting with my cash.

        Upon getting them home, like usual I opened them to sneak a few crisps before starting to make dinner, something I later wish I had not done. I do like prawn cocktail flavour crisps but have always found that are makes tend to be a bit lacking, these however were the total opposite. They were packed full of flavour, so much so that the whole once you pop you just can't stop phrase came into effect. I a few minutes of continuous munching I found that I had ploughed through half the tin, my stomach was aching and I was certainly not in the mood for dinner anymore.
        What I have to say is that I loved them, more so than my usual preferences, and now I have a few boxes in the cupboard ready for any occassion.
        The actual flavour of the crisp is what I would compare with to walkers. It has similar properties but with a more distint flavour, but not fishy, no where near fishy. It just has more depth to the taste. Adding the fact that the flavour is yummy with the fact that pringle crisps themselves are delicious (less greasy than certain alternatives) is what will make me continue to go back for more in the future.

        Whether these are on offer or not I think I will still buy them, but obviously the more often on offer the better!
        On average you get about 90 crisps to a tin and you can pick these up for between 74p and £2 depending on where you buy them from and when.

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        05.04.2010 16:04
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        Prawn Cocktail is nice in Skips Crisps, but I don't eat the flavour much in any other Crisps.

        In my view this flavour has been out for a while and all that, but I don't think it is that popular a flavour. I could be wrong, but the main flavourings when I think of Crisps is ones like Salt n Vinegar, ready salted, Cheese and onion and so on. So I thought it odd that this flavour popped up the other year.

        We bought a tube when they were on offer for 74p. A good enough price for a stack of Crisps, although I wasn't sure I would like them all that much. The wife said she's probably like them, but again this isn't the Pringles we normally go for.

        In the normal style of tube. A thick enough cardboard which is a bright pink colour. The Pringle branding is on the front and a picture of a few of the Crisps. The Crisps are stacked on top of each other as usual. The tube boasts 90 Crisps, so a good enough buy. Even the £1.50 rough full price is alright.

        Although when we opened the tube I could smell the strong scent of prawn Cocktail and seen the colouring on the Crisps, they didn't taste too strong. I thought this a good thing, as you can taste the prawn cocktail flavouring on these, but they weren't too strong or fishy tasting. With the more subtle taste of these I have to say I quite liked them and liked them more than I thought. Normally you want strong tasting Crisps, but these were nice how they were.

        I would advise you to try these. If you are put off by the flavouring, then they are nicer than what I thought.

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          27.03.2010 12:58
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          Prawn Cocktail Pringles - A great flavour!

          If I have one weakness when it comes to snacking it is crisps. I've mentioned in many a review that anything savoury appeals to me and I would much rather enjoy a packet of crisps than a chocolate bar, sit me down with a bag of Salt n Vinegar Walkers and that'll do me. Pringles however are to me the 'cream of the crop' when it comes to savoury snacks and ever since they were introduced in the UK I have managed to chomp my way through many a tube.

          Not so long ago when Pringles introduced their Prawn Cocktail flavour I simply had to buy a tube and over time these have proved to be a firm favourite which equal the Barbecue variety in terms of being a first choice option for me. Packaged in a pink tube - why are Prawn Cocktail snacks always marketed in pink, presumably because prawns are pink? Hmmm? - anyway, on the front of the tube is an illustration of a glass with a few Pringles placed within and features a small green cocktail umbrella this is obviously a reference to the 1970's obligatory starter of Prawn Cocktail and, truth be told I think it's quite a nice packaging concept.

          We are now informed that there are an average of 90 Pringles inside each tube and to get to the awaiting crispy snack you simply pop off the top, peel back the protective foil and the Pringles await your consumption.

          Uniform in shape, size and colour the Pringles themselves are of curved, circular design which is similar to but quite unlike generic potato crisps. These are of a golden colour and each individual Pringle has a dusting of the flavour you have chosen (in this case Prawn Cocktail) and mine have a slight pink tinge to them. Tasting one Pringle and the flavour seems to burst through and fills your mouth with a tangy, slightly sweet taste that certainly gets your taste buds tingling. Some Pringles have more flavour than others but generally they all have a plentiful amount of the same obvious flavour and of course as the old advertising slogan warned; "once you pop you can't stop"

          This is the only problem I have with Pringles, the fact that they are *so* delicious means that I find it hard to actually put the tube down once I have opened it and I am rarely surprised to discover that I often manage to eat a whole tube to myself, in one sitting - Oops!

          Now I wouldn't feel quite so bad about eating these to excess if they were low in calories or fat, but of course they are not. A 100 gram portion provides a whopping 518 calories and 32 grams of fat (of which 7 grams are saturates) and that's not even in a full tube! Oh dear. A tube contains 165 grams and rather than pile on any more guilt I won't bother to work out how many calories a whole tube would work out to be; suffice to say it's an outrageous amount!

          I have a love/hate relationship with Pringles, I love them *too* much and hate the fact that all my good intentions about healthy eating go out of the window when I succumb to the temptation of eating "just 1 or 2", yeah right! Saying that though, this is great news for the manufacturers of these savoury snacks (I don't think they are classified as 'crisps') as their popularity and range of flavours must mean that they are sitting on a goldmine with these.

          I won't add a full list of ingredients as truth be told I don't think it is necessary when reviewing something considered as a snack food, veggies will be pleased to know that these are suitable for them though but are not Ok for Vegans however. There are no allergy warnings on my tube but as milk powder is included in the ingredients this may cause some concern to allergen sufferers, so do bear this in mind.

          In conclusion then for the taste, addictiveness and absolute pleasure I have when eating these delicious snacks they do warrant a perfect 5/5 dooyoo star rating from me. They are of course highly recommended if you have the willpower to stop after a few, but if you are not concerned about your weight or calories etc then get stuck in; they're delicious!

          Thanks for reading my review

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            21.03.2010 20:31
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            Yummy

            I really like Pringles and I really like Prawn Cocktail crisps so things were looking good when I grabbed these the other day. A tube of these will normally set you back a couple of pounds but are often on offer either half price or on a buy one get one free offer.

            Pringles are great for parties but they are also good for having around the house and snacking on. They stay nice and fresh because of the lid. As with all Pringles, the tube is flavour coloured in line with other crisps so it is pink with a plastic pop on lid. On the front is the Pringle man. A tube is 155g.

            I have tried lots of other Pringle flavours before, the plain one is okay if a little bland, the sour cream one is a fabulous twist on standard cheese and onion and the salt and vinegar is just too too salty so was interested to see what this would be like as I find the Walkers version over-flavoured to the point where my eyes water.

            The pringles are a funny wonky oval shape that famously make the shape of a duck's bill when placed together. They are flecked with little dots of orange that must be the prawn flavouring. They seem to have got the flavouring balance just right, these truly reflect the prawn cocktail flavour but are not overwhelmingly strong and I was really impressed by them. I also found they didn't make me as thirsty as some of their other variants which is a bonus. I would choose these again in their range and against other branded prawn cocktail crisps. And yes once I popped I did not stop.

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            14.02.2010 15:14
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            I would not purchase these again, i'll stick to crisps.

            When browsing the snack section of Asda's online shop I noticed Pringles Prawn Cocktail, I had no idea they did this flavour so for 74p I decided to try a box.

            The pink colour tube reminded me of Walkers prawn cocktail crisps so I was intrigued to see if they tasted similar.

            The tube states you get 90 pringles inside on average, I have to say I was not prepared to count them before eating them so we will have to take pringles word for it.

            The small print at the bottom states the crisps are suitable for Vegetarians, seems a bit odd considering most vegetarians I know don't eat fish?

            The boring bit: Energy per 100g 518kcal per 25g serving 129kcal

            Once you take off the clear plastic lid and peel back the foil top which can be re-sealed for freshness you are greeted by the 3" long by 1.5" (approx) wide crisps. These particular ones had splodges of red coloured flavour but no distinctive smell, I couldn't smell any fishy notes or anything at all to be honest.

            When I put the first one into my mouth I could taste the synthetic prawn cocktail flavour that is common with any prawn cocktail snack, to be honest I didn't find them any different at all, I think I prefer walkers prawn cocktail crisps, pringles don't have the same crunch that crisps do so I was left a little disappointed. If I had to compare the pringles to another brand I would say they taste like shops own make crisps, if you have tried Asda's own brand Prawn Cocktail crisps then you will get the same flavour from the pringles.

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            30.01.2010 00:48
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            Yummy!

            I love crisps and I'm really very fond of prawn cocktail crisps in particular so when I spotted these in my local Morrisons store the other day at the offer price of 99p a tube I thought I deserved a bit of a treat!

            The Packaging:

            A bright pink cylinder cardboard tube with a clear lid to the top of it over a foil peel off lid. On the front of the tube I'm told they are Pringles Prawn Cocktail Flavour and there is a cartoon mans face on there and the crisps are sitting in a cocktail glass and then I'm told per 25g there are 129 Kcal a portion, told they are suitable for Vegetarians and the size is stated (in this case that is 165g). On the back of the tube other information includes ingredients, nutritional information and contact details for Pringles are given. Nice tube this is and easy enough to open, store etc.

            The Crisps:

            Well as you may be aware from advertising there are now an average of 90 crisps per standard tube (this is a standard tube) and yep I got just over 90 crisps which made me a very happy bunny indeed lol!

            Appearance wise of course within the tube they are stacked single file. Oval shaped crisps which are a yellowish colour with dark red bits of sprinkled flavouring on each one, they are curved to the middle making these perfect for eating alone or for dipping.

            They smell slightly of tomatoes and very appetising indeed! Taste wise they are light, crispy (but still robust enough to handle) and taste of prawn cocktail flavouring really. Not too salty these are tangy and so moreish!

            Verdict:

            Superb quality and I love not only the crispiness of these but the taste really is lovely. Not too fishy (they are Vegetarian of course) they simply have a lovely, rich falvour o them (and no after-taste is left behind) and fill a gap in the tummy if you eat enough of them! Not greasy and easy to eat!

            Great crisps and at about £1.50 a rube at their usual price I think they're wonderful!

            Nutritional Information Per 25g Serving:

            Energy: 129Kcal
            Protein: 1.0g
            Carbohydrate: 13g
            of which sugars: 0.91g
            Fat: 8.0g
            of which saturates: 1.7g
            Fibre: 0.62g
            Sodium: 0.15g

            Available in all good supermarkets etc and of course lots of different flavours are available too!

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              29.10.2009 12:23
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              Yummy Pringles.

              When wandering around the supermarket recently I saw these Pringles available for just £1.00 per tube. I decided to purchase a tube as this flavour and most of the others as they are nice for dipping and I know that my fiance is a fan of them too, especially with a salsa or something similar. Pringles always go really well with anything spicy or any kind of dip really and with over 90 pringles per packet (as the tube tells me) they are pretty good value for money, especially when on special offer.

              These Pringles Prawn Cocktail come packaged in the standard Pringles tube which is pink in colour, has a picture of the 'Pringles Man', contains ingredients, nutritional information etc.

              Pringles have a curved shape to them and are very unique in appearance. There are lots of different flavours available and you can get potato Pringles or rice infusion Pringles.

              The taste is very crunchy, moreish, savoury and delicious. These crisps have a slightly spicy tangy to them and a lovely coating of fishy smelling prawn cocktail. The coating on these reminds me of the coating that you get on the Walkers Prawn Cocktail crisps and it has a lovely tangy almost sweet taste to it. There is just something delicious about these Pringles that makes them ideal for dipping. When I first tried these a while back I never thought I would be a fan of them but these are actually one of my favourite flavours of Pringles now, I love the curved shaped to them and they are the perfect shape for scooping up delicious quantities of dips.

              I have recently tried the Rice Infusions and must admit that I was actually more keen on them than these, partly because of the lower fat and calories. However, these are still delicious and there really is no flavour of Pringles that I don't like, regardless of nutritional content.

              There are around 520 calories and 35g of fat per 100g which is probably the amount that I end up eating from one of the large 165g tubes. All of the Pringles varieties are yummy and similar in calories as the only difference is the flavouring that is added.

              The shape of the Pringle is ideal for mucking around with, whether is pretending to be a duck or just seeing how many you can fit in your mouth at one time, there is fun to be had for almost everyone.

              Ingredients: Dehydrated Potatoes , Vegetable Oil , Rice Flour , Wheat Starch (Gluten Free*) , Prawn Cocktail Flavour: (Sugar, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Diacetate, Flavour Enhancer: Monosodium Glutamate, Tomato Powder , Milk Protein, Food Acid: Citric Acid, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Flavourings, Lactose from Milk, Milk Proteins , Colour: Paprika Extract, Potassium Chloride) , Maltodextrin , Emulsifier: E471 , Salt , * < 0.3% protein (Codex Alimentarius) .

              I am going to rate this product 5/5 as I found them to be lovely and savoury. I will be buying these again especially if they stay at £1.00 in Asda.

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                09.07.2009 14:31
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                If you like fishy snacks, there is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy these.

                I love crisps and other similar snacks. I really could eat them till they are coming out of my ears. I am though still a little fussy in some respects, of the type of snack I will eat. This mainly boils down to flavour - there are very few crisp textures that put me off.

                Something I don't usually buy is crisps that lean towards the fish end of the flavour spectrum. The other day when out on a pringle buying session, I lost concentration. I had decided I wanted three boxes (or should I say tubes) of pringles and thought I had picked up two cream cheese and chives and one ready salted.

                So what do i see when I get home? Yes the two cream cheese and chives are there in the shopping bags, but what of the ready salted? Nope. Not there. In its place is a lovely shocking pink tube of prawn cocktail loveliness (yeah right!).

                Fast forward to the scenario when the two cream cheese and chives tubes of Pringles are long gone, and I am feeling snacky! All there is is a tube of Pringles. It would be quick and easy to make some cheese on toast, except there is no toast. It is late at night anyway, and I can't be bothred to find my way to a 24 hour super market.

                Yeah, you guessed it. I gave the Prawn Cocktail pringles a try.

                I put the first one in, and as I had anticipated I got that fishy hum dancing around on my tongue. But nothing seriously YUK about the flavour - not really. I put in another and, well, at least I enjoyed the feeling of the crisp in my mouth, so I put in another. And not yet quite giving into the 'pleasures of the prawny pringle, I am thinking "actually these might solve the hunger thing".

                There was another flavour coming through the pong of fishiness. There was a slight feeling of worcester sauce, which I like. So i carried on. I ate the whole packet.

                I was hungry though. I did give in to a flavour I don't particularly like. But it is not so YUK that it makes you chuck. I won't buy these again through choice. I am still not convinced by any crisp product that has a fish whiff about it, though these did get rid of my midnight hunger pangs.

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                  01.06.2009 21:41
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                  The best prawn cocktail crisps I've tried.

                  I'm not really a picky eater but I'm really fussy when it comes to crisps - I can't stand burnt bits, green bits or bad bits and I sift through my packets of crisps to get rid of all the offending ones, often being left with less than I've thrown away. This is why I love Pringles as they are not potato crisps in the traditional sense, but crisp shaped 'savoury snacks' made from lovely clean dehydrated potato. Mmmm!

                  It normally takes a lot for me to move away from my favourite Sour Cream & Onion, and such a calamity came about at the weekend when I found Pringles on offer for £1, but my beloved SC&O was sold out! Attracted by the pink packaging, and knowing that Prawn Cocktail is ordinarily my flavour of choice, I plucked them off the shelf to try for the first time.

                  The Prawn Cocktail flavour stands out as I said with its bright pink packaging, other than that it is a Pringles tube like any other, with Mr Pringle there looking at you with his big moustache. There is the usual resealable plastic cap and foil lid. I have to say I think the 'Once you pop, you just can't stop' slogan is one of the truest bits of marketing I've ever known - they are so moreish!

                  Upon peeling back the foil lid, the strong prawn cocktail smell hits my nostrils immediately and makes my mouth water. The Pringles are a dark pink colour, so you can see they haven't skimped on the flavour. They have that same melt-in your-mouth texture that I love so much about the brand, and the prawn cocktail flavouring is strong and zingy, but doesn't make your eyes water.

                  Of course, anything that tastes this good has to be bad for you and these are no exception. A 25g 'portion' contains 132 calories, 8.5g fat and 0.15g sodium, and in my case you can substitute 'portion' for 'mouthful' - it really takes a concerted effort not to eat the whole tube at once.
                  They are available in the standard 170g tube for around £1.50 (often on offer for £1 or 2 for £2) and the smaller 43g 'Pop and Go' tube for around 60p, which might make portion control a little easier!

                  More info can be found here: http://www.pringles.co.uk/en_GB/default.aspx

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                    10.04.2009 19:56
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                    A good choice of crisp for people who like prawn cocktail flavour crisps

                    I have always liked Pringles, but I wasn't aware of a prawn cocktail flavour Pringles until I saw them on offer at the supermarket in the run-up to Christmas. As they were on offer and it being the season of goodwill, I thought I'd buy some, to see what they are like.

                    Prawn cocktail flavour crisps are one of my favourite flavours but sometimes, depending on the maker, there's not much flavour to the crisps. But with the Pringles, they certainly have a flavour to it and some. I was surprised at how strong the flavour of the crisp was, but they were very enjoyable to eat. It is certainly ideal for a person who loves prawn cocktail crisps because I believe they are the best prawn cocktail flavoured crips I've ever had. Even better than Walker's, who I've always liked as a crisp maker as a whole.

                    I have often liked the plain Pringles and the salt and vinegar too. But these are now my new Pringles favourite. And with the supermarkets offering the tubes for around 71p at the moment, good value for money too.

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                      06.04.2009 15:12
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                      If prawn cocktail crisps are too wishy-washy in flavour, try these instead!

                      These are currently my favourite variety of Pringles as they are very moreish. I love prawn cocktail crisps but there is never enough flavour in those for my liking so I will usually opt for these instead to satisfy any prawn cocktail cravings that I might get.

                      The Taste / Flavour

                      It probably won't come as much of a surprise that these taste like prawn cocktail crisps. I know that that sounds incredibly obvious and I will probably get umpteen comments telling me so, but I sometimes find that crisps taste nothing like the flavour that they are supposed to be, so I am feeling the need to confirm that these definitely tick that box. I've never actually eaten prawns before so I can't say whether they do really do taste anything like them, but I'm sure that most people reading this review will know what prawn cocktail crisps taste like!

                      The flavour is quite strong and I would say that it is quite a bit stronger than most prawn cocktail crisps, so bear that in mind if you're not a huge fan of those.

                      Nutrition Information

                      As with Pringles in general, there is a fair amount of salt and fat in these. I am very guilty of eating lots of these in one sitting, which is not exactly healthy but as I said at the start of the review, they are difficult to stop eating. You can taste the salt while you are eating them, although it isn't overly strong (as it is the case of the original Pringles).

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