“ Brand: Procter & Gamble / Type: Snacks „
Everytime I think about writing a review on Food, I just want to get up and start sing 'yummy, yummy, yummy I've got food in my tummy'. But I must add I never do. With these Rice Infusions I certainly don't want to.
I remember when pringles first came out. I was about 15 and still remember those first adverts that were made. 'Once you pop you can't stop'. This statement is certainly true.
Pringles come in round tubes which are different colours depending on the flavour. The lid is a clear round lid that cn be replaced once you have opened them for continued freshness. If you are anything like me however the lid never gets the chance to be replaced as I have eaten them all in one go.
I had never actually tried the Rice Infusion range before but as they were on offer in Morrisons for £1.00 I thought why not. As they are Rice I thought they may stop me from eating too many crisps as they should be better for me.
Rice Infusions come in the same round tubes as pringles, with the colour for flavour on the front of the tube. The crisps themselves are exactly the same shape (in my house at least one person has to quack like the duck with the crisps in his mouth), they are just made of Rice instead of Potatoes.
Nutritonal information ~
per 25g per 100g GDA **
Energy 517 kJ (124 kcal) 2070 kJ (495 kcal) 8360kJ (2000 kcal)
Protein 1.1g 4.5g 50g
Carbohydrate 15g 61g 270g
of which sugars 0.31g 1.2g 90g
Fat 6.0g 24g 70g
of which saturates 1.4g 5g 20g
Fibre 0.67g 2.7g 25g
Sodium 0.15g 0.62g 2.4g
I bought the Sweet BBQ Spare Rib as I love Spare rib flavour and BBQ too. Once I opened the packet though I wish I never bought them. As soon as I popped one into my mouth the BBQ flavour was lovely but the crisp itself was just like card board.
Not even my monkey who will eat anything would touch these Infusions. She just emptied the contents to play with the tube so they must be bad.
Pringles have always been a big part of my life and I was keen to try out the rice infusions as soon as possible following their launch. I first encountered them on offer (which confusingly is where Pringles seem to spend most of their time), I too like many people were very anxious to try them and I though I'd play safe at first with my favorite - Salt n' Vinegar. I took them home and tried one - and lets just say they were no longer within a few minutes of opening. Astonishingly I find them a whole lot nice than the original salt 'n' vinegar and they are meant to be a healthier alternative.
After my first encounter with rice infusions being a great success I was keen to try the other flavors and I was not as impressed. Especially with the rice infusion cheese and onion. By any crisp manufacturer's standards they were nasty, I found the flavor way too strong and deep and the healthiness begins to show. They didn't put me off from trying the rest however but still to date, I have only found two flavors that I genuinely like and will buy. They are Salt n' Vinegar and BBQ. Thankfully these flavors alone make up for the others disappointment and I always choose these over the normal pringles now. Not just because of healthiness, but because of taste.
In regards to nutrition, In 100g of normal pringles there are 527 calories, however in rice infusions there are 486 calories per 100g as well as 3g less saturated salt.
When wandering around the supermarket recently I saw these Pringles Rice infusion is on special offer. I decided to purchase a tube as I have not sampled these before and they looked very similar on the packaging to my standard brand.
These Rice infusions come packaged in the standard Pringles tube and are available in a variety of flavours: cheese and onion, salt and vinegar, sour cream and onion and original.
When I opened the packet, I realised that these appear to be the same as the standard variety. Pringles in general, have a curved shape to them and are very unique in appearance.
When I sampled one of these crisps, I realised that they are different in taste. The taste is still very crunchy, Moorish, savoury and delicious. I had the cheese and onion variety and the flavouring was very strong, this was not a problem as I love cheese and onion and I would say that these are stronger than the standard cheese and onion. Walkers crisps.
I was very pleased with my purchase, especially when I realised that these have 30% less fat than standard Pringles. I will be buying these in future instead of standard Pringles. As I personally prefer the taste and the lower fat is just an added bonus.
The only downside that I can find to this product is that the packaging is very similar to the original brand. And this may cause some people to inadvertently purchase these. This is not a problem for me though as I will be specifically looking for these in the future.
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.
I am going to rate this product 5/5 as I found them to be delicious, savoury and far less sickly than the original variety.
At the weekend I had round for dinner a couple of old school friends. Kate and Clare were two of my closest friends at school and over the last twelve years we haven't seen each other on more than a handful of occasions. I cooked a simple meal and baked a cake but I knew nibbles while we watched a film were a must so i bought some Maltesers and a tube of Sour Cream and onion Pringles. It seems Kate had a similar idea and brought a box of chocolates and a tube of the new Rice Infusion Pringles in Salt and vinegar flavour.
During the film the chocolates Kate brought with her got polished off and the Pringles didn't get opened. My other half and I have happily picked at them ever since! We both love Pringles, they seem different to crisps and are classed as a treat item so feel even more special.
The Rice Infusion tubes are slightly nicer in their design and to me look prettier but let's face it these are aimed at women more than men so that is why they have made the packaging more appealing in this way.
At the moment in Asda the 'normal' Pringles are on offer for 71p for a 155g tube and the Rice Infusions are far more expensive at £1.43 for a 160g tube.
These are lower in fat than the 'normal' Pringles and are made with rice flour.
The Rice Infusion crisps are slightly thinner and the difference is noticeable. They have far less crunch to them than the 'normal' Pringles do and they suffer in my eyes for that fact.
They have a very strong salt and vinegar taste, to the point where the skin on the inside of your mouth feels rather dehydrated after eating just a few of them. They would make an ideal bar snack as they really would make customers buy more drinks! They induce a thirst after just a couple of crisps.
They do taste nice but you know how if you buy chips from a Chinese takeaway they taste slightly different? Well the same applies to these, they have a slight twang to them which makes them just taste a little wrong.
100g of these contains 487 calories, 100g of 'normal' sour cream and onion contains 531calories.
100g of these contains 24g of fat, 100g of 'normal' sour cream and onion contains 35g of fat.
The difference is noticeable but not huge. If you were to only have these as a treat and not eat too many I don't think the low fat option would be my choice, the compromise on flavour is not worth taking.
I do like these and wouldn't turn my nose up if they were offered to me but I wouldn't buy them myself.
They also come in barbeque, cheese and onion and sour cream and onion flavours.
Pringles rice infusions are absolutely delicious!!
Before having tried them I was a little skeptical as I thought they wouldn't be anywhere near as nice as ordinary Pringles. But I thought I may as well give them a try whilst they were on offer at Morrisons.
I firstly tried the salt and vinegar ones as they are my favourite! I could not believe how much they tasted like the ordinary pringles! They really taste hardly any different. I then went on to try some other flavours i.e. sour cream and onion, hot and spicy and red paprika and found exactly the same.
I looked at the nutritional information to compare the two types of pringle to see if it was really worth having the rice infusions rather than the ordinary pringles.
In 100g of salt and vinegar ordinary pringles there are 527 calories and 34g fat (10g saturated). In 100g of salt and vinegar rice infusions there are 486 calories and 24g of fat (7g saturated). So it is more or less worth it if you're going to eat quite a few of them like I do.
Overall worth buying instead of ordinary pringles as they are slightly better for you, and they taste more or less the same!
We were having a family meal to celebrate my husband's birthday and decided to have a Chinese carry-out, after much debating we made our choices and phoned in the order and it was going to take 45 minutes. Not long, but all of a sudden we felt hungry so a box of Pringles was found and these were some I hadn't tried before. Sweet and Sour flavoured rice infusions, which sounded as if they were ideal before our Chinese meal.
The box is black in colour, with the name "Rice Infusions" written over a band of yellow, and a picture of a Pringle with a bowl of sauce, some pineapple and herbs. The information is written in different languages on the back, although it is hard to read as the writing is miniscule! It contains 160grams and states the fact that it is naturally lower in fat. Lower than what I'm not sure I must find a magnifying glass to read everything! Ah! I see the rice doesn't absorb as much fat during the cooking process. They have a plastic top and a sealed foil cover. I opened it and expected to smell a lovely sweet and sour flavour, but was disappointed it had an odd synthetic smell.
Made in Belgium these snacks are suitable for vegetarians
I don't normally add all the ingredients, but in this case I think it is useful.
Rice flour (28%), vegetable oil, vegetable fat, dehydrated potatoes, corn flour, modified rice starch, maltodextrin, wheat starch, emulsifier: E 471, salt, onion powder, sugar, wheat flour, flavour enhancers: monosodium glutamateanddisodium 5'ribonucleotide, whey powder, spices, pineapple juice, yeast extract, garlic powder, red bell pepper powder, food acids: tartaric acid and citric acid, colour: paprika extract, flavourings, ginger extract.
When I see infusion I imagine something that has been steeped in water, and I'm not sure when I see the ingredients, I expected to see rice, there wasn't any but there is rice flour in the Pringles as well as dehydrated potatoes.
The sweet flavour must be the pineapple juice and the citric acid the sour flavour, but the main taste when I bite onto the Pringle is the saltiness, and then I taste the rice and potato flavour, not unlike normal Pringles but they lack that irrisistable Pringle taste! There were still some left in the box, so that proves they weren't as good as normal Pringles! The slight tingling on my lips must be the paprika colouring.
They give the information for 25grams which they consider a portion that is nearly a sixth of the box, and also per 100gram plus what is the Guideline for an adult woman.
There is 491kcals per 100, 4.7 grams of protein, 61 grams of carbohydrate, 24 grams of fat, 2.8 grams of fibre and 0.73grams of sodium.
There is half as much more fat and therefore more calories in normal Pringles.
Normally £1.48 these were on offer in Tesco for 72p, which makes them a cheap snack.
And the Final result?
They were OK but I would rather have the original Pringles any day, they are crisper, crunchier, more flavour, much nicer (OK more calories but who cares it's christmas!)
I have a sweet tooth, so have to really "fancy" crisps or other savoury snacks before I will tuck in. Because of this, I very rarely buy anything like pringles.
That said, I have always been a fan of the sour cream and onion pringles - despite the fact that my mother told me that one tube is the equivalent of eating 6 regular packets of crisps! Now, I would NEVER eat 6 packets of crisps in one go, but I could easily polish off a tube of pringles without pausing for breath.....
So my first thought when I saw the tube of rice infusions, was "thank goodness they have made a lower fat version". It tells you on the front of the tube and on the lid that it is naturally lower in fat. However, lower in fat does NOT mean "low in fat" a tube of rice infusion pringles will still have as many calories in as those 6 packs of crisps, and about 38g of fat!
We had the sweet BBQ spare rib flavour rice infusions today - thank goodness my teenage son was about to polish them off because I did find them rather yummy.......
If only they really did do "low fat" pringles, and made them taste as good as these - then I might just switch my allegiance from chocolate.........until then, the thought of the equivalent of 6 packets of crisps keeps me away (most of the time!).
I love pringles, it is a devilishly, unhealthy but wickedly, delicious snack.
My boyfriend however, wont touch the stuff, and calls them firelighters, well they have so many chemicals you probably could use them as firelighters but that is besides the point.
The Point (besides the review) is that there isnt much tempting stuff out there that is good for you, I guess that's why my Mother always told me to beware of temptation...
When I was pregnant, I would walk down the crisp aisle and gaze lovingly at the shiny, colorful packets all displayed gloriously in a row. If no one was around I might even pick up a few and hold them lovingly, remembering the good times we had had together.
You see I was on a strictly no crisps diet, as my boyfriend was as fanatical as Hitler in that his child she be the most perfect, beautiful, healthy little munchkin to ever set foot upon this planet.
But I cajoled and pleaded, and made up stories about monstrous cravings til he capitulated. What really changed his mind though, was that I had convinced him that somehow, adding rice, was making the Pringles more "healthy".
I felt like a kid at Christmas as a tore off the plastic lid, and heard the "pop" of the foil as it was ripped back.
That catchy tune played in the back of my head "Once you pop, you cant stop" And with that musical backdrop I poped the first pringle in my mouth.
Immediately I know something was wrong, it just didn't feel like it used to. It was as if our relationship had changed during my absence, and I was now encountering a stranger. I glanced at the package, yes it was the same smiling man with the Texan mustache, but he had changed.
With a sense of nostalgia I slowly ate the crisps, the texture was different they seemed to chew easier, but that good honest potato powder was gone. (Then again was there ever anything honest about the ingredients of Pringles) Who was this rice, who did they think they were, cavorting with my Texan?
After my initial hostility I grew more lenient, I suppose they couldnt help the fact that in this consumer generation, the costumer always wants something new and different. They were actually pretty good once you got used to it.
So Ladies and Gentlemen if you like the smiling Texan as much as I do, then these are at least worth a go, after all you just might like the turn the relationship took.
Salt and Vinigar Pringles are in my opinion the devil, the advert said it all 'once you pop you can't stop'. Open a packet on your own and you can hear your kidneys scream out in pain as you finish the last one and the salt starts to hit them, your lips start to crack like you've just become Scott of the artic and you find yourself wishing that you had one in the bottom of the tin.
Anyway we've been abroad for a while and on our return, walking around tesco's I found that my prayers had been answered...... 2 for 1 on salt and vinegar pringles which were better for you as they were infused with rice.
We brought a couple of packs to try and they were really good.
I found them very similar to the original salt and vinigar ones ones except that they seem to be a bit more crumbly in both the mouth and the tin. The second tub (which got eaten pretty shortly after the first) looked to be in fine condition but once open all the crisps were broken into many peices which, although not uncommon with the original, is I guess due to the different manufacturing proccess.
Got to try all the other flavours though now, BBQ and sweet and sour next. :)
I'm quite a fan of pringles and like the advert hints at I do find them quite addictive and not easy to just have a couple at a time, one of the problems is that they are hardly very healthy so I was interested to ty these new rice infusions as an option especially as they were on a special offer in Tesco at half price which made a large tube 74p in all.
They look the same as a normal Pringle, they have the same shape and texture however they look slightly lighter in colour. The packaging is the same with them tightly packed into a tube the top of which has an air tight paper foil seal which you tear off after first removing the re-sealable plastic lid.
I had bought the sour cream and chive flavour as that is my favourite however pretty much all the regular Pringle flavours are replicated for this version.
Theer was a thick coating of flavouring on the crips and they were as crisp to bite into as the normal ones, in fact from a taste perspective I could not tell the difference and given that they are less calories I'm much more likely to buy these in the future esecially if they are on special offer.
I used to be a huge fan of pringles when they first came out. It think I was conned by the packaging and the advertising. I do like them and the slogan is right, 'once you pop, you just can't stop' but I prefer a traditional potato crisp that still slightly resembles a potato!
I thought I'd try to rice infusions ones, mainly because of the claim they are lower in fat. I was not very impressed. I am sure they are lower in fat but in all honesty, they still are not exactly healthy are they?! Also the difference in fat and calorie content between the original and rice infusions varieties is so miniscule, you might as well just go for whichever one you prefer.
What I really did not like about these was their strength of taste. I love salt and vinegar crisps but the salt and vinegar version of the rice infusions was too much, even for my asbestos taste buds! They made my tongue and lips swell uncomfortably and made me so thirsty. They also left a funny after taste in my mouth.
The texture is nicer in my opinion - they are really really crunchy. I like this but the flavour was too strong. Also, there is 10g less in each packet than the original. What is it with manufacturers trying to rip us off?! This annoyed me when I realised!
Similar price to the original - about £1 a tube if you shop around. However, I have found that they are on offer a lot less than the originals.
I've recently been off work with kidney stones and generally I've been feeling quite sorry for myself. When I am feeling sorry for myself, I quite often find myself reaching for a tube of Pringles or other various savoury snacks.
Recently, on a trip to my local Co-Op, I was a little miffed to find no regular salt & vinegar Pringles. Instead, there was an offer on Pringles Rice Infusions, 2 tubes for £2. Give it a try I thought, especially since the tube stated they were 'Naturally Lower in Fat' and shoved 2 tubes of salt & vinegar into my basket.
I was initially impressed with the slightly more chic packaging as compared to the normal Pringles. The tube is predominantly black, with Mr Pringle at the top and blue hues throughout the tube packaging. Unfortunately, I am one of those women that are easily seduced by packaging!!
When I saw this were Rice Infusions, it came to my mind that this would be not unlike Rice Cakes and they would be very different to normal, regular Pringles, so I trotted home ready to open my Pringle Rice Infusions.
Opening the tube was actually quite difficult, the peel off lid didn't peel back in one go, it came of in several small sections but I was hit with a smell of vinegar almost straightaway, which, I like but I immediately felt they may be too vinegary for some people. Inspecting inside, the 160g tube was filled to the top, with a number of unavoidable, broken Pringles at the top.
I am not sure quite what I had in my mind in terms of appearance, but I thought they would be more like Rice Cakes, as I mentioned before and I was somewhat disappointed they looked exactly like regular Pringles. The colour of the crisp was a slightly lighter golden colour and maybe would look quite insipid to some people. However, they also looked to have the distinctive Pringles bumps on the surface, meaning they would have a nice texture and crunch if nothing else!
On closer inspection of the tube, I noticed that my definition of Rice Infusions, was actually quite far away from what the product actually was. To the rear, the tube states the Rice Infusions are indeed dehydrated potatoes and 'great tasting ingredients mixed with ground rice. This completely deflated my balloon but I decided I would still try them none the less; after all, I had bought them!
After my disappointment with finding out these weren't rice cakes, I decided to investigate about the lower fat claim which is quite prominently placed on the front of the tube. Halfway down on the rear of the tube is Pringle's explanation about the lower fat claim, it's quite simple, rice absorbs less fat during the cooking process than regular Pringles, so these are indeed naturally lower in fat due to one ingredient, however per 100g, they still contain 486 calories and a whopping 24g of fat.
Still undeterred, I decided to have some Pringles Rice Infusions.
My first impressions were ones of overwhelming flavours. I immediately hitting me was the taste of vinegar, it was so strong it made my eyes water, then the texture and taste of salt was also very overwhelming. I think felt there was a slightly stale taste as well, although I must admit this was only on the first crisp, not on subsequent crisps.
I was actually quite shocked by the taste and decided to look at the crisps properly. I could see on the dipped side of the crisp, it was absolutely coated in salt. I was shocked at the amount considering that we are all supposed to be up to speed with salt intake and I felt that these wouldn't be much use to you if you were on a low salt diet and indeed one tube has about 2g of salt, a third of your daily allowance, in.
However, that aside, I tried a few more and yes, the flavours were overwhelming but, actually, the textures, the crunch made them quite a pleasant snack. I found them very moreish, I really enjoy a good kick from salt and vinegar crisps and this was exactly what I was getting from the Rice Infusions.
I also was aware that these appeared to fill me up with less crisps than regular Pringles, even though the appeared lighter. One tube actually lasted several snack attacks!
I have two drawbacks about these crisps, one, I felt there was too much flavouring in the way of salt on the crisps and two, I actually had a nasty after taste from these, this, didn't happen if I had a drink with them. A friend did comment that he had no after taste with them, however.
Overall, I enjoyed this crisps, however, they are not something I would put in my trolley on a regular basis, I felt they were too salty to have regularly and I personally preferred the taste of the regular Pringles, safe in the knowledge I woun't have any after taste with them! I also felt it was disappointing the manufacturer opted to make them such a strong flavour, almost as if they were trying to cover up the 'natural' taste, to be honest, my opinion is that realistically, these are the average crisp and they've just tried to disguise this with overwhelming flavours.
I would recommend them, with caution, if you aren't a fan of strong flavours, then these might not be to your taste. I haven't tried any of the other flavours yet but I am not sure if I will be rushing to try them either, I don't know why, but they don't really hold any draw for me to buy them again.
For info, other flavours available are
Sour Cream & Onion
Sweet BBQ Spare Rib Flavour
Cheese & Onion
This flavour is suitable for vegetarians.
My overall ratings:
Thanks for reading.
Some time ago I signed up for a company on the internet called First2taste.co.uk. I received an email back asking if I wanted to be part of a launch of a new Pringles snack called Pringles Rice Infusions. Well anything for a freebie, so I decided to say yes. I go a few emails saying that a pack would be sent to me soon and could I invite some friends around to give the new product a try. True to their word a few days later the postman delivered a large round box with 4 tubes of Pringle Rice Infusions, a book of coupons, invitations and a very nice t-shirt. It was a lot more than I expected.
The new Pringles looked very much like the old ones. The tubes were exactly the same shape and the artwork was similar. The logo with the Pringle man was at the top and in large lettering there was the words RICE INFUSIONS. There were 3 flavours in the box cheese and onion, salt and vinegar and sour cream and onion. There is also a sweet BBQ spare rib flavour but they did not include this. I thought this was very strange as they had given me 4 tubes but instead of the BBQ they had given me 3 sour cream and onion. At the bottom of each tube there is a picture of a Pringles crisp and a picture of the main flavour ingredients (e.g. a piece of cheese and onion rings for the cheese and onion.). At the very bottom is the wording Naturally Lower in Fat.
Pringles claim on these new snacks are as follows: Rice infusions are created by mixing great tasting ingredients with ground rice, which is cooked to a perfect crunch and then seasoned to create a chip bursting with flavour both inside and out. The reason for this is that rice has a natural ability to absorb less fat during the cooking process (about 30%)
The day of the party arrived and I had invited about 15 people over and some kids. I opened the tubes and put out the crisps. They looked exactly like the original crisps and smelt very much like them too. They had a very nice crunch to them and tasted very nice. The flavour was fairly intense but in a good way. The only exception to this was the Salt and vinegar. These were far too strong and the kids hated them straight away. I found some of the adults really liked them but most of us could only eat a couple before our mouths felt like they were burning. The overall favourite seemed to be the cheese and onion (I personally like the sour cream and onion). Although they were very alike the original Pringles there was something different about them. This is very hard to put into words. There was a slight dry after taste to them, compared to the originals. This however would not be enough to put me off buying them.
My main interest was the claim that they were naturally lower in fat. I am going to use the cheese and onion as an example. In the original Pringles there are 528 kcals per 100g and in the Rice infusions there are 487 Kcals per 100 grams. That is a difference of 41 kcals per 100g. To me that does not seem to be a lot. According to the tube information one portion is about 25g; this makes it about 10 kcals difference per portion. If you are a big crisp eater then I suppose this would make a difference to you but if you like the odd crisp now and then, 10 kcals is not going to change your life. The fat content was 10g per 100g for the originals and 7g per 100g for the new infusions.
There seemed to be a lot of ingredients as well in the new infusions. If you are going to read this lot then I suggest you sit down. Rice flour (29%), vegetable oil, dehydrated potatoes, corn flour, modified rice starch, cheese and onion flavour (onion powder, maltodextrin, dextrose, flavour enhancers, monosodium glutamate, disodium 5'ribonucleotide, yeast extract, citric acid, lactic acid, cheddar cheese powder, acidity regulator, calcium lactate, flavouring), corn syrup powder, emulsifier: E471, wheat starch (gluten free), salt, and stabilizer: hydroxypropyl cellulose. I could not even pronounce half of them let alone know what they are.
There are 170g per tube in the original and 160g per tube in the new Rice Infusions. They are suitable for vegetarians but not vegans.
Well I don't know if they would make me change from the originals but I have to admit they were very tasty. The amount of the ingredients would slightly put me off but the originals have a lot in them as well. As far as price as concerned, I have seen lots of different prices like 2 for £2 so keep a look out. You can also get mini lunchbox bags now for a very good price
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Pringles have always been a favourite crisp of mine and especally the sour cream and chives flavour even if it does have adverse consequences for my breath and figure however a low fat version meant that the taste quality was not affected and it was lower calories so I was pleased with that even better news is that they have bought out a healthier rice based version.
Initially I thought it sounded a bit strange however in Tesco at the moment a tube is half price so I thought I would give them a try as at 74p that is a cheap price relative to other similar size crisp packets.
They have the same shape as normal pringles ad certainly look the same although probably a shade lighter, when it comes to taste there is definately a difference however it is very minor and the sour chese and chive flavouring is the same and this dominates however there is a slight hint of rice in the taste as well but it is very subtle.
What I do like is that they have the same lovely crunch but they are less greasy than the normal version of the pringles and being low fat helps slightly with easing the conscience however they should still be eaten in moderation rather than every day.
I have and probably always will have a fondness for crisps. I particularly like crisps and dips. If in need any crisp will do but my favourites are Pringles and Tortilla Chips. Unfortunately the delicious taste of Pringles comes at a price - Fatter thighs! So imagine my delight at spotting a new product on the shelves from Pringles. This is what I am reviewing today.
Pringles Rice Infusions at first glance appear to be the same as traditional pringles. They come in the same trademark tall tub and are shaped the same as the traditional ones. This makes them ideal for my favourite pass time of dipping! The Rice Infusions boxes all have a black background with a coloured infusion across the front relating to the flavour. This contains the words Rice Infusions. The well known Mr Pringles logo with the moustache face is at the top of the pack. Under the coloured area is the name of the flavour and then under this a picture of the pringle with related ingredients behind. It then states 'Naturally Lower In Fat' at the bottom. The back of the tube contains all the nutrinal info and ingredients. An example of these I have listed further down in my review.
This range was originally available in four flavours:
Sweet BBQ Spare Rib, Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Vinegar and Cheese & Onion
Since these were introduced last year I have had the pleasure in trying all of these flavours and they are all delicious. My favourites are the BBQ and Salt & Vinegar.
As far as memory & my taste buds can tell me all the original flavourings are very similar to their traditional pringle equivalent. They do however have a slightly different texture to them due to the rice factor. I have just purchased on special offer at Morrisons two new flavours. These cost £1.48 and were buy one get one free. The new flavours are Red Paprika and Hot & Spicy.
I will however go into more detail of my experience of the Red Paprika flavour. To open the tub you first need to lift up the clear plastic lid. Under this is a peel back seal which reveals the pringles stacked up in the tub. The pringles are golden in colour and are all uniform in their size and shape so they stack together. Each crisp has a light dusting of an orangy red powder which is the paprika flavour. The crisps have a bubble like effect to their surface which I would guess is caused by the rice. When you bite into the crisps they are light, airy and make a crunchy sound. They are quite dry and the paprika flavour iis a very subtle taste. Although the taste is not offensive in anyway I was quite dissapointed as I expected this flavour to be a lot stronger.
The following information is taken from the Red Paprika flavour box. The Hot & spicy varied slightly in its nutrional values and the list of ingredients was just as lengthy.
Nutritional info per 100g: (Tub contains 160g)
59g Carbohydrates - 1.8g sugar
24g Fat - 7g Saturated
Also printed on the tub is the corresponding Guideline Daily Amount for Adult Women. Goes to show who their market is! Also states they have 30% less fat than regular pringles. This is due to the Rice absorbing less fat during the cooking process.
Moderated Rice Starch
Paprika Flavour (dextrose, yeast powder, flavour enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, disodium guanylate & disodium inosinate, paprika powder, maltodextrin, olive oil, flavourings, garlic powder, paprika extract, lactose, milk protein)
Com Syrup Powder
Stabilizer: Hydroxypropyl cellulose
The box states suitable for Vegetarians.
When I first discovered the Rice Infusions I stopped buying regular Pringles. This was until I noticed they had a new Prawn Cocktail flavour in the regular ones. So I may not be able to stick to these as prawn cocktail is my all time favourite flavour for crisps. Fingers crossed they continue to expand the rice infusions range and all flavours become available in both.
So do I recommend Pringles Rice Infusions?
Ooh Yes. But maybe not the Red Paprika flavour. Of the flavours available this is one I will probably not buy in future. Although the texture is slightly different to the originals they are just as tasty and as they are lower in fat they are a (and I use the term very loosely!) healthier option. They are often on offer and even at full price of £1.48 a tub I believe they are great value.
Pringles world is available on the internet at www.pringles.com which then gives links to sites for various countries. The following facts were obtained from this site.
In 1956 the Pringles recipe and logo were created and went into production in 1964. This surprised me! Although they became popular in the Us in the seventies they were not introduced to the UK until the early 1990s. As well as Rice Infusions and the original Pringles, they are available in Minis, Light Aromas and Gourmet.