“ Brand: Procter & Gamble / Type: Crisps „
I wasn't keen on trying this flavour and would have never went out and bought them, as the flavour didn't appeal to me. I thought the Lime flavour would be really overpowering and sour and thought the I wouldn't be able to taste any of the Chilli. The reason I tried them is that we were at a bbq a few weeks ago and these Crisps were out. Now is the time to try them I guess, so I can find out if I like them without having to pay the price for these.
These are just at the same place as all the other Pringles. In the same cardboard tube. There is the foil covering with the plastic lid as well. The colouring seems a bit more subtle than other Pringles and not so bright. It is as if they are trying to look a bit more sophisticated.
These cost around £2 for the 170g tube. Although Pringles are often on offer, i've not seen these ones on offer at the same time as the other ones. The Crisps are just stacked on top of each other just as normal.
When I sniffed 1 of these Crisps I was surprised at the subtle taste of these. They weren't all strong like I was expecting. So I had one of these and was a bit surprised. You could taste the lime more than the Chilli, and there was a fruity tiny bit of Sour taste to these, but they were a lot more delicate than I was expecting. The Chilli tang was ok, but I would have liked that bit more Chilli to give it a perhaps better flavouring for me.
Nice enough, but perhaps still a flavour that I wouldn't buy for myself. I just prefer the more "normal" flavours out there.
I don't usually like Pringles; however, I discovered the Zesty Lime and Chilli flavour in the run up to Christmas and they are currently one of my favourite snacks, they are totally 'moreish' !!
The Zesty Lime and Chilli flavour come in the 165g large tube which should make them perfect to share but because I like them that much I don't want to ! The packaging provides a hint of what is to come, the tube is lime green in colour and features a lime twisting around a pringle with a few red chillis.
In terms of flavour, I think Pringles have pretty much got the combination spot on. The lime flavour is fresh but sweet and definitely grows stronger as you get towards the end of the tube and the chilli is just right. The chilli is sufficient enough to cause a slight tingle but it certainly doesn't give a 'hot' kick. The two combined work perfectly together.
A great snack to enjoy !
On the phone to my friend Lynne the other night she burst into random fits of laughter. Hey I thought the conversation we were having is serious. It turns out though that she was laughing at her husbands face trying the new Pringles flavours. She then went on to explain Morrisons have the Zesty Lime 'n'n Chilli flavor on offer for 99p so she thought they would give them a go. However, he didn't like them.
She saved them for me to try and as soon as I put them in my mouth I thought 'WOW' I love them. So off to Morrisons I went to buy some. I love pringles, all the flavours are lovely apart from the the Rice Infusions ones which are like card board.
Pringles come in a round 165g tube with a pop top which can be replaced tro keep in the freshness. The Zesty Lime 'n' Chilli are in a Lime Green tubewith the normal Pringles label and funky little man with his tash on the top. Below the label is the Zesty Lime 'n' Chilli written in white. Then just below that you have a picture of half a Lime above a picture of a Pringle Crisp surronded my Chilli's.
I knew what the taste was like but I couldn't wait for Mr Kimbles to try them. As it was his Birthday yesturday we made plands to have DVD night when Scarlet baby had gone to bed. As soon as her lights went out I put the Microwavable popcorn in, got the pringles out and opened a can of Strongbow. Mmmmm I couldn't wait.
As soon as Mr Kimbles put one in his mouth he had the strangest look on his face. I was expecting him to say he hated them but to my surprise he liked the. The only way I can explain the taste is 'yummy'. As soon as the crisp hits your tounge there is a strong taste of lime, once you start crunching you can taste the chilli. They are very strong and you do get a strong after taste of chilli but they are so moreish.
For some strange reason they remind me of Tequila, thank goodness it doesn't have the same effect on me as Tequila does. I haven't got a clue why, it may be the strong taste of lime, The smell however is completely different. If you smell the inside of the tube you can smell more chilli. I think they smell exactly like Bombay mix which I also love so this is fine.
Looking at the nutrional information though I knew I shouldn't have eaten trhe whole tube but the advert is right. Once you pop you can't stop.
Here is the nutrional information per 100g for you ~
Energy - 2160kj
Protien - 4.1g
Carbohydrate - 53g
Of which Sugars - 3.6g
Fat - 32g
Of which Saturates - 7g
Fibre - 2.5g
Sodium - 0.62g
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans also.
Gosh I knew that would be bad. With 129 Calories per 25g I shall only be having these in small portions from now on.
I would certainly recommend for everyone to try these. They are yummy.
I happened to mention in the comments of another of my reviews that there are not enough lime flavoured products in the shops.
Then it completely came back to me that I had tried these out the other week.
So what you have here is the classic tube of Pringles, the same as any other but this time given a little bit of mystique in the guise of an unusual flavour - OK maybe not that unusual if you watch any of these telly chefs drizzling everything with a good squeeze of lemon, except they have moved on and it is now lime they use instead.
Back to the Pringles. You get your first one out of the tube and pop it in your mouth.
Now I will be totally honest and say I was not knowing what to expect. When the flavour hit my tongue I took an immediate dislike! It tasted like a kind of vinegarry woody sort of taste. Yeeuch.
I immediately put them to one side!
I am sat at the PC surfing the net as you do and feel peckish. The tube of Pringles are within reach, and I reach across - Iam thinking I will give these a chance as I can't be bothered going to the kitchen.
So I pop another in my mouth, and another, and keep going until I get used to the flavour. It is then that I start to taste the chilli. Then the acidity I previously put down to a vinegariness, starts to come through a little sweeter and less bitter.
These are not bad really. Although I won't be buying them again. They are an 'interesting' taste.
I did eat the whole pack, mainly because I didn't want to waste them.
I am not going to put them down though, they are an acquired taste, but I like my crispy snacks and need to really agree with the flavour to fully enjoy them.
I was shopping in Morrisons the other week and saw a sign saying Pringles £1. I presumed it was for all flavours but looking closer saw it said 'Zesty Lime n Chilli flavour' hmm sound interesting, I like Lime Doritos and Sensations so grabbed a couple of tubs and put them in the trolley. This flavour came out at the beginning of February so is still very new.
These Pringles are in the usual 155g tub, the colour of this flavour is, unsurprisingly Lime green with red and yellow writing and lines.
There is an image of some Pringles, some sliced limes, red chillies and green chillies.
It looks exotic and made me look that's for sure.
This flavour like all the others in the Pringles range is suitable for vegetarians.
The Pringles themselves are the usual golden brown colour, they don't seem to have as much flavouring powder on them as some flavours such as BBQ, there is just a sprinkling of a light red powder which i'm guessing is the chilli.
The main smell when you open the tub is lime, they smell quite fruity but with a hint of spice, I was looking forward to tasting them from the smell and appearance alone.
The taste test
The first taste when you slide a pringle into your mouth is lime, quite a strong tang hits your tastebuds and then the flavour develops as you crunch and the chilli flavours kicks in. I'm not sure but I think I can taste a mix of Jalapeno (that sweet distinct flavour) and red chillies.
They aren't very spicy, nowhere near as hot as the Hot n Spicy flavour, it's just a nice sweet kick which complements the chilli perfectly. After you've swallowed them the taste is still strong in your mouth.
I've never tried the combination of chilli and lime before but I was pleasantly surprised by these, I'm sure they'll be very popular with Pringles fans as they make a change from 'normal' flavours.
A new favourite for me, I think they'd be great dipped in sour cream too....I'm always trying to find a way to make things more fattening apparently!
Per 25g portion: 132 calories, 8.6g of fat, 0.19g of salt.
This is about the same as an average bag of crisps so obviously not too healthy but ok enjoyed in moderation.
I know that isn't easy though because as the saying goes; once you pop the fun don't stop!