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Deepak Bala
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OOOOOOOooooooooo !!! Sometimes I just cant have enough of these. I buy them vaery rarely but when I do I am like MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH. You just cant stop. Plus it has 0 trans fat and its not fried. Whats your favorite flavour ? Mine's sour cream and onion. I am yet to try some of the others. I think I remember tasting a vinegar flavoured pack and it really sucked.

For those of you who are who havent a clue...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pringles

I wonder what cheese and onion tastes like. YUM !


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Pringles are a horrid subtitute for potato chips, but if you consider them in their own right they're palatable as a salty snack. Usually I'll opt for some proscuitto, olives and feta cheese -- after all, I am a food snob -- but every now and again, a snack like Pringles will turn the trick.

The Salt-n-Vinegar variety are the best! The Cheddar flavor is a close second.
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Henry Wong
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I think pringles are a decent substitute for the mass produced potato chips, but against premium chips, it's definitely not preferred.

Anyway, have you tried the Lays Stax chips? Blatant attempt to go after the Pringles fans -- surprised that there isn't a lawsuit. IMHO, Lays Stax are actually better than Pringles.

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Anyone remember Chipos from the late '70s?


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I know it is just personal taste, but I dislike Lays chips - whether they are the Pringles copy or the bag style.

My favourites (when in Australia - hence the Australian spelling of favourites ) are Chicken and Original.

In America I tend to go with the Cheddar and Onion chips.

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Deepak Bala
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Yes in comparison to premium potato chips pringles will lose hands down. But they can boast about the no oil and no trans fat thing. I am yet to try lays stax and I dont know if it is fried. Anyone tried it ?
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Pringles are just too good to resist


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Zoe Boston
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Pringles for me is a roller coaster, one year i seem to eat them constantly (bbq), then the next year I do not touch them. Last year I had no Pringles, so I guess I better buy some today!
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When Pringles first came out I saw an expose on what went in them ... all the worst looking, most ancient and bruised potato scraps that could be ground up, bleached to a uniform colored paste and molded into a familiar chip shape. Still they got the (natural and artificial) flavor, crunch and salt ratio just right and the convenience is hard to beat. The new small packages are genius, too.


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Russell Peters
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I personally like the Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips that I get here in New England. I am not sure if its available elsewhere.


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Henry Wong
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Originally posted by Russell Peters:
I personally like the Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips that I get here in New England. I am not sure if its available elsewhere.


It's available here is NY, but with a smaller selection. Last time I was in Cape Cod, I picked up a bunch of chips from the factory.

I really like the "Jalapeno and Cheddar"... for the first few minutes per day... then the Cheddar really gets to you. Yuck. It took me a long while to finish the large bag that I opened. And I gave the rest away.


The best chips that I had were in Hawaii -- forgot which island. It was from a local company that fried the chips on site. And I remember, on the bag was actually a warning to "not leave the chips exposed to sunlight" !!

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They have the advantage of being humidity resistant, whether because of their formulation or because they come in a can. That makes them more popular in say gills-would-help Mississippi than here in semi-arid-oh-my-god-not-Santa Anas-again Southern California. Pringles do in a pinch, but I prefer chips from a bag too.

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BBQ taste is unbelieveable.
Hot & Spicy , Smokin' Bacon, Grilled Cheese are also on my list (but BBQ is #1).
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BBQ indeed!


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Yosi Hendarsjah
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My daughter and I like the Sour Cream and Onion flavor I also like the Jalapeno flavor. My son likes the original one.
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My daughter and I like the Sour Cream and Onion flavor


Two thumbs up to that !
Stan James
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My wife informs me that my memory of bad potatoes going into Pringles is from a hoax source. I get old, I forget these things. We saw the real deal on TV the other night. The manufacturing process is pretty cool.

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Gail Mikels
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Flavor, schmavor! Why I remember back when the only "flavor" was Potato!!

Maybe I'm just a purist, but that's what I still like the best! (But gotta put on that lip balm first - that salt'll kill your lips - or maybe it's just the Santa Anas's, huh?)

:-)


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The only thing about Stax is that it is a little harder than Pringles.

I crush them between my upper palate and my tongue. That is how I eat them.

I am afraid that my upper palate will get wounded if I do that.

Get a Cheddar flavor and enjoy it with me now; with Miller Light, and Marlboro Lights Menthol 100's.
Deepak Bala
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I just had lays stax too. I have been wanting to post that here but I was too lazy to hit the search button I think its exactly like pringles. Its not really hard ( where I bought it, it was not hard ) and it has a neat pull out box. I had the bell pepper and cream flavor and it was not so bad. I would like to try the cream and onion flavor if they have it
Thomas Kiersted
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Originally posted by Russell Peters:
I personally like the Cape Cod Kettle Cooked potato chips that I get here in New England. I am not sure if its available elsewhere.

They're available here in Columbus, OH. My personal favorite is Lay's KC Masterpiece BBQ. Every once in a while regular Pringles make a good and quickly-disappearing diversion, though.
 
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