February 24 is National Tortilla Chip Day and what better way to celebrate than with the new Pringles tortilla chips.
The new Pringles® Tortillas are crunchy corn tortilla chips, in the iconic Pringles shape, loaded with delicious, taste bud-tingling flavors. Available in original, Southwestern ranch or nacho cheese flavors, they taste so good that dipping is optional.
We were asked to sample the new tortilla chips and since we are big fans of Pringles, we asked them send us a few flavors. We first sampled the nacho cheese flavored Pringles tortilla chips. They come in the same type can as their potato chips do so we knew that the chips would arrive in one piece. We were right. As we opened the can, the aroma of cheese and corn wafted out. They smelled fabulous. But we aren’t reviewing their aroma, we’re reviewing their taste. They were crunchy, light and the bold flavor of cheese came through. We savored the nice flavor and sweetness of corn after the chips were gone.
Most of us use tortilla chips as a medium for gobbling up our favorite dips, so tasting the chip alone was only the first part of the test. We had two dips in the house that would work with these chips. The first was ranch dressing. We scooped up a little ranch on the nacho cheese chip and the flavor meld was terrific. It is a real winner. Then we tried salsa. It was incredible.
The chips are a little fragile though, so if you are going to use them to scoop up bean dip or heavy guacamole, you may want to spoon the dip on the chip.
All in all, these chips are a keeper. They have a bold flavor, crunchy with a light texture and are truly delicious. The fact that they come in cans and maintain their shape is definitely a plus. That is often a big complaint with tortilla chips in a bag. What do you do with all the crumbs on the bottom? Problem solved here.
Besides eating them as chips, it is easy to see other uses for them. They would make a fabulous crust for a savory, Mexican-type pie or casserole and they would be wonderful crumbled on top of a dip, frijoles or anything you enjoy.
They are now available at most grocery and mass retailers in Mesa for a suggested retail price of $1.79. For more information on new Pringles Tortillas, visit Pringles.
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