Move Over, Mashed Potatoes: Thanksgiving Dinner Pringles Are Back
We’ve got good news if your Thanksgiving plans involve sitting on the couch: Pringles is releasing three limited-edition flavors that taste like your favorite Thanksgiving dinner dishes. The three-course spread this year includes Turkey, Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie. Sadly, though, there’s no chip for your mashed potato fix…or is there? (More on that later.)
After releasing a special batch for select members of the media last year, the company decided it was time to indulge consumers. In October, they hinted at the release on Instagram, writing, “Get your stretchy pants ready — Pringles has this year’s Thanksgiving dinner in the can.”
“When we launched Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner last year, it was so exciting to see Pringles fans’ positive reactions celebrating how insanely accurate the flavors were,” Yuvraj Arora, senior vice president of marketing for Kellogg’s U.S. Snacks division, said in a press release on Monday. “We knew that we had to get Pringles Thanksgiving flavors in more people’s hands this year.”
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Still not sure what to think of the festive flavors? An editor at Thrillist was able to taste test the special batch before its release. The meat-flavored chips taste more like mashed potatoes and gravy, he said: “Do they taste like biting into a hunk of turkey? No. But they DO taste like you’re eating a chip version of those powdered gravy packets.” As for the stuffing-flavored chips, they are apparently comparable to Stove Top: “There’s a punch of herbs of non-discernible origin, some onion, and a whole lot of starch,” he added.
Finally, the pumpkin pie flavor, which doesn’t seem so strange given the slew of pumpkin spice products available each season. Sadly, they weren’t a hit. “The pumpkin flavor definitely has that ‘canned puree’ taste down, but it doesn’t work very well with the potato flavor,” he wrote.
The Thanksgiving Pringles are available for a limited time, so stock up! Beginning today at 11:59 p.m. ET, the new chips will be sold in a three-pack of vintage tins for $15 through the Kellogg’s Store website. Because why not try them all?