Product Type: Pringles Snacks
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Once you Pop, you really ought to stop eventually....but it is difficult
Pringles Sour Cream & Onion
Member Name: huggy2009
Pringles Sour Cream & Onion
Advantages: Moreish, great taste
Disadvantages: Expensive compared to normal crisps
Pringles are a popular worldwide brand, if you can get past the embarrassing adverts (what were you thinking Crouchy???), they are a popular and moreish product.
Pringles stand out from the competition as they come in a tube rather than in a bag, this means that you are supposed to 'pop' the crisps rather than just eat them, this means that you take the pringle out of the tube and eat it as far as I can tell. Generally a 100g tube holds up to 100 crisps and this does mean they are expensive for what they are but the packaging is very practical and offers an easy opportunity to hold extra products in your store cupboard.
So the tube is green becauses this is sour cream and onion, and has the happy smiling face of Mr Pringle with his massive moustache.
Well you can buy these in any decent Supermarket, you can buy small single person tubes, but generally people buy the full sized 100g version.
Now this is where it can get really interesting as the supermarkets constantly raise and lower the prices for these products, at the time of writing these are the current prices in the major supermarkets, with Asda proving to be cheapest:
Sainsburys: £2.03 or 2 for £3
Asda: £1.16 or 3 for £3
At £1 per tube at Asda this is decent value and well worth searching out to get the most tubes you can for your cash.
Its not going to shock you if I tell you these aren't terribly good for you, there are 531 calories in a 100g tube and 35g of fat in that 100g which is pretty significant, so whilst it is true that 'Once you Pop you can't stop' you really should or the Pringle container won't be the only spherical object in your kitchen.
I've listed these as sometimes these worry me most about crisps as its difficult to actually find any foods you've ever heard of amongst the flavourings and additives:
Dehydrated Potatoes, Vegetable Oil, Corn Flour, Wheat Starch (Gluten Free *), Sour Cream and Onion Flavour (Onion Powder, Flavour Enhancers: Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Guanylate and Dosodium Inosinate, Milk Proteins, Sour Cream Powder, Lactose, Flavourings, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid and Malic Acid, Garlic Extract)), Maltodextrin, Emulsifier: E471, Salt, Rice Flour, Dextrose.
The crisps are Gluten Free which are great for when my Sister in Law visits as it can be hard buying for Coeliacs.
I love these, they have a strong cheese and onion flavour and are incredibly moreish, its easy to eat a tube in one pop, they are good value at Asda right now and well worth checking out, keep your eyes peeled as Tesco will have them on offer soon also. The crisps are great for dipping and unlike most crisps generally come unbroken, but they are also splendid on their own without anything else and are probably the tastiest crisps I know of, the Cheese and Onion isn't natural but it is the strongest nicest recreation of the taste that I know of and well worth checking out if you don't mind smelling a little bit funny for a few hours afterwards.
Summary: Once you Pop, you really ought to stop eventually....but it is difficult