Pringles is no stranger to, well, strange flavors. There have been hot dog-flavored Pringles, dubbed Hot Diggity Dog Pringles. There have been Grilled Shrimp Pringles. There have been Blueberry & Hazelnut Pringles. Each fall, there are (usually) Pecan Pie and Salted Caramel Pringles. And now, there are ramen-flavored Pringles.
“Pringles flavorologists worked closely with Nissin to pop the top on a classic noodle dish and bring the fan-favorite Top Ramen Chicken Flavor to life on a Pringles crisp,” according to a press release distributed to Food & Wine. “The result? A crisp that tastes like Nissin Top Ramen Chicken Flavor right out of the bowl.”
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We tried the Top Ramen Pringles and most reactions were positive, with many people claiming that the snack beat their expectations. “These are amazing,” was heard multiple times, along with a general sentiment that the chips were filling a heretofore unknown craving. “I kind of don’t hate them,” said another more skeptical staffer. Still, a few hold-outs couldn’t wrap their heads around chips that tasted like cheap soup. “Now I just want ramen,” commented one writer. In the end it’s basically the chicken ramen flavor you came to know and love in college, but in potato chip form. Like a crispier Chicken in a Biskit cracker but, you know, ramen-ier.
The new flavor will hit Dollar General Stores—and only Dollar General Stores—later this month, and will only be available for a limited time. “So, get your hands on the crisps that bring a little crunch to your favorite noodle snack,” the brand encourages, adding a canister of the crisps have a suggested retail price of $1.50.