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Posted: 16:41 Wed 02-Mar-2005. Price: 35p. Location: Vending machine, office, Central London. Sub-flavours: None known. Nutritional unusualness: 118 calories per packet.
"David C" reports: These appeared a few weeks ago in the vending machine at my office. They are about a third of the size of normal Pringles and in ready salted flavour. About thirty of them come in a small plastic tray inside the packet, but because they are so small it is easy to eat them in just a few mouthfuls. Unlike most Pringles products the packet says these are only available in Britain and Ireland, and I suspect that they will only be available in vending machines.

...Occasional Pringles connoisseur "David C" kicks off today's crispy round-up, rivalled only in the photographic quality stakes by "sandworm", who paid 40p for a bag of Walkers Roasted Onion and Balsamic Vinegar Sensations in an unnamed branch of Nisa, remarking: They have a nice sweetness to them which compliments the onion taste perfectly. A nice Mediterranean-style crisp, would go perfect with a nice cold beer. Sadly no recommendations are yet available as to what kind of drink (or meal) would go best with Walker's anticipated Nobby's crisps and nuts range, comprising three kinds of McCoy's-ish crisps ("Chip Shop Salt and Vinegar", "Friday Night Balti Chicken" and "Straight from the Grill Steak", all 40p for 50g bag), plus four kinds of nuts (including "Smoked Bacon" and "Sweet Chilli", from 40p/ bag), all promising a "stronger flavour" in order to entice male consumers aged "between 17 and 34".


Posted: 15:13 Tue 08-Mar-2005 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: I had high hopes for the onion-and-vinegar Sensations when I heard about them here, but reality surpassed them. Rich, sharp and tangy, if there's a better crisp brought onto the market this year, I'll eat... er, it.
Posted: 18:26 Tue 08-Mar-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: The new onion and vinegar Sensations [available in Woolies if you can't find them anywhere] are very tasty. Like it says on the back of the packs, the sweetness of the vinegar and the savouryness of the onion really do exist in 'delicious harmony'. Very good indeed.
Posted: 10:59 Wed 16-Mar-2005 by "Whomper" # permalink comment
Comment: Just consumed a pleasingly full pack of the Onion & Balsamic Vinegar Sensations. Superb crisp, but...

MSG -and- aspartame? I'm surprised you're buying them in bulk Stuart, I thought you had an aversion to such things. Sweeteners in crisps are undefensible.

Posted: 11:10 Wed 16-Mar-2005 by "Stuart Campbell" # permalink comment
Comment: I've got no objection to MSG at all. Sweeteners are a bad thing, but unlike in drinks, they don't make crisps taste like shit, so I put up with it rather than deny myself some of my favourite crisp flavours. That said, I don't remember, say, Worcester Sauce crisps being in any way inferior before aspartame was invented, so if you're starting a campaign or anything, you've got my vote.
Posted: 21:07 Thu 17-Mar-2005 by "Dani" # permalink comment
Comment: Please someone tell me if the woman in the New Roasted onion and vinegar sensations crisps advert is not TPT anymore but Trinny whatserface from "what not to wear" Just to solve a bet with the boyfriend!
Posted: 16:11 Sat 02-Apr-2005 by "Strix" # permalink comment
Comment: I like the new mini Pringles, but if they fail in the marketplace I blame the packaging. You can't get into the 'Isheda' foil bag, then the tray gets in the way of eating the product. You need a desk to open them on, to catch the explosion of crisps - which ain't conducive to eating them walking along the street (the most popular location for snacking!)
Posted: 17:29 Sat 02-Apr-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i am pretty sure it's tpt because i read a column in a trashmag by her saying she had to be fitted for a corset for the new advert.
Posted: 00:00 Tue 05-Apr-2005 by "Stevie Nicks" # permalink comment
Comment: Hmph, I'm hungry now. Not good at midnight. I have a bag of these sensations downstairs too.

Ahh, flub it. Surely I can wait till morning. I'll have em for breakfast. And die of a coronary on the train, probably.

Posted: 08:14 Tue 05-Jul-2005 by "Herman" # permalink comment
Comment: The Mini Pringles are absolutely fabulous! Just tear the pack open where the "easy open" mark is, Charl. Why haven't those people of Pringles made them earlier? Anybody found them in a regular store yet?
Posted: 14:14 Tue 05-Jul-2005 by "bob geldof" # permalink comment
Comment: mini quavers
Posted: 20:59 Fri 05-Aug-2005 by "alflavor" # permalink comment
Comment: I read in the Grocer ( i think) that these Mini Pringles are to launch in September 2005 - I guess they must be on test on the moment in selected locations?

Posted: 12:59 Mon 19-Sep-2005 by "David C" # permalink comment
Comment: Mini Pringles have now disappeared from my vending machine, but appeared in the Sainsbury's downstairs in three flavours - original, s&v and sour cream.
Posted: 10:33 Wed 28-Sep-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah - there are 3 flavours of Mini pringles on sale now in lots of shops - usually displayed in boxes on the counter. For your 30p you get between 30 - 35 tiny Pringles. A handy snack for your lunchbox or a picnic. You could even enter the 'Pringle Challenge' and try to get the whole pack down in one....
Posted: 18:57 Wed 28-Sep-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Blimey that sounds like an advertisement.
Posted: 09:33 Thu 29-Sep-2005 by "Sebastian"
(apparently posting from ) # permalink comment
Comment: Has anyone seen or heard of any further marketing or promotional campaigns to reinforce the launch of these mini pringles?
Posted: 16:08 Thu 29-Sep-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: I have actually seen a print ad for these mini pringles in a magazine. It had ants around a packet of mini pringles all holding little placards saying that they weren't mini to them or some such nonsense.
Posted: 20:58 Thu 29-Sep-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I've got some Mini Pringles......they're nothing special, and have less taste.
Posted: 20:05 Sat 01-Oct-2005 by "jb" # permalink comment
Comment: I have just been out to Morrisons and have seen Thai Sweet Chilli Pringles (normal size). They are in a purple tube with pictures of Thai people that look like illustrations from a first form geography textbook.
Posted: 13:17 Sun 02-Oct-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Mini Pringles spotted as cheap as 28p per sachet in Woolworths. They seem to be flying off the shelves - even the 5 pack multipacks [either all the same flavour, or a 3 flavour assortment] on sale in Sainsbury's for £1.49 are selling really fast.

As for standard Pringles, I've spotted no less than 7 [SEVEN] new flavours in the last couple of weeks - Cheese, Jalapeno, Spring Onion & Feta, Thai Sweet Chilli, Dippers Nacho Cheese, Dippers Thai Green Curry, Dippers Mediterranean Salsa. Amazing fun for Pringles fans...

Posted: 21:34 Sun 02-Oct-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Obviously taking a leaf out of Walkers book.
Posted: 17:17 Mon 03-Oct-2005 by "worn out mother" # permalink comment
Comment: are mini pringles meant to taste like the real ones ? Both my children spat theirs out (such bad manners, I'm sorry) They really love the big ones, but these little things tasted soft, dusty and artificial. Could they be off or are they just different to big pringles and not for us ? I guess its back to those funny little plastic pringles cases for lunch boxes.
Posted: 19:00 Sun 16-Oct-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: the 2 new Thai flavours of Pringles - that's Sweet Chilli and Green Curry - are on special offer at branches of the Co-op now for just 99p each.
Posted: 16:46 Wed 26-Oct-2005 by "Daemonster"
(apparently posting from ) # permalink comment
Comment: Not sure about the taste but I am aware that there were some serious problems in production.

'Rumour' was they were making them at Golden Wonder in Corby under their 'Edison' Project.

Months of production going straight to Landfill cos they wanted them perfect.

Nice to see them on the shelves at last.

Posted: 20:45 Fri 28-Oct-2005 by "Strix" # permalink comment
Comment: Daemonster - were you on the Edison team?
Posted: 19:42 Tue 01-Nov-2005 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Oooh...Secret crisp projects. All sounds very James Bond and hush-hush. I wish someone would re-invent Yoghurt & Cucumber flavour. Haven't had those since Hedgehog crisps went out of business about a decade ago.

Incidentally there are several more 'new' flavours of Pringles out now to add to my list a little further up this thread. But don't get too excited as they're just promoting the new Kong movie by giving several of the standard flavours new names like Salt & Vinegaaah, Ooh Ooh Original, Wild Barbecue, etc.

Posted: 20:13 Wed 02-Nov-2005 by "Aj" # permalink comment
Comment: Found the Walkers "Sensations" chicken & thyme recently while visiting in Ireland. Fell in love. Then just grabbed a bag of the onion and balsamic in Bermuda. Fell in love all over again. Need these things in the states (USA). Also Quaker "Seasons" crisps. US chips have become boring. I need to establish an resource here. Can anybody contact me? hapetexn (at!) yahoo.com sure would appreciate it. Trying to get Whole Foods market chain to locate and supply them. They can get almost anything.
Posted: 08:20 Sun 29-Jan-2006 by "Trace"
(apparently posting from 82-46-96-97.cable.ubr06.stav.blueyonder.co.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: Has anyone else noticed the close to the mark comment with the ant ad its hilarious and very cleverly disguised hahahahaha theyre all looking like ants (say it very quickly in a an accent ) haha
Posted: 12:20 Wed 26-Apr-2006 by "donna williams" # permalink comment
Comment: i have found what appairs to be a black pubic hair in my sour cream and onion mini pringles. i am absolutley disgusted donna.Skipp (at!) hotmail.com
Posted: 14:32 Fri 07-Jul-2006 by "Daemonster"
(apparently posting from mail-a.luxus.co.uk) # permalink comment
Comment: No. I used to work for KP's!
Posted: 13:30 Sun 29-Oct-2006 by "Lesley" # permalink comment
Comment: Why can't I get on the pringles promotion website athttp://www.pringlespresents.com. It seems I am not the only one to have experienced this problem.
Posted: 17:37 Mon 06-Nov-2006 by "dawn" # permalink comment
Comment: I've been had. You advertise prises and a site to go onto but when you finally get there there's nothing but crappy stories, nowhere o enter the so called code to see what youv've won but the expenses of buy a tub of pringles WHAT A CON but to be expected.
Posted: 02:08 Wed 08-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Same thing happened to me a while back with a previous Pringles promotion, seems they're getting good at it!
Posted: 20:31 Wed 08-Nov-2006 by "marynolan"
(apparently posting from 159-134-252-202.as1.pgs.portlaoise.eircom.net) # permalink comment
Comment: How come i can not get the web site for the pringles presents I can get every other pringle site but not this ,why advertise a web page that you can not find HELP
Posted: 16:05 Thu 09-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: "portlaoise.eircom.net"

That's why dear, cuz you're in Ireland and your internet infrastructure is covered in moss

Posted: 20:27 Mon 13-Nov-2006 by "spen" # permalink comment
Comment: for pringles site add a / to the end
Posted: 11:48 Wed 22-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Oh no kidding! what a dastardly con that pringles presents lark is! i've just been there, had to hand over my details to 'register' and what are my presents? a choice of 1 of 2 jamiroquai screensavers.......it's so lame it's offensive, they've got some cheek haven't they? Christmas has come early! thinking about it, i don't think i'll bother buying pringles next time, this promotion is counter-productive because the prizes are a farce! FYI pringles, my details alone are worth more than a cheesy screensaver! so shove yer pringles, they're foul anyway, dehydrated potato flakes? not anymore!
Posted: 18:42 Fri 24-Nov-2006 by "carla" # permalink comment
Comment: ive been trying to get onto the pringles website for my so called "2 presents" i have emailed them for a second time and hopefully if i do get my presents i hope there not screensavers otherwise i will be cheesed off!
Posted: 19:38 Fri 24-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Well cheesed off you'll be coz screensavers are the level of presents that our Proctor and Gamble scrooges are giving out
Posted: 22:26 Sun 26-Nov-2006 by "PRINGLESS!!" # permalink comment
Comment: I have tried my 'special' codes to see my presents, and not too happy on them, soooo come on Mr Pringle man, lets have some good presents!!!
Posted: 19:44 Wed 29-Nov-2006 by "Rose"
(apparently posting from cpc1-seve9-0-0-cust791.popl.cable.ntl.com) # permalink comment


Posted: 20:22 Wed 29-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Damn right there Rose
Posted: 21:20 Thu 30-Nov-2006 by "Mr.PLOD" # permalink comment
Comment: My lot is not a happy one after this little escapade,NO MORE PRINGLES FOR ME!
Posted: 20:59 Fri 01-Dec-2006 by "Nix" # permalink comment
Comment: Just tried the pringles presents website, and even with the / it doesnt work- it loads to 8% then stops, every time, and I have Java and Flash. Anyone got any suggestions?
Posted: 21:05 Thu 07-Dec-2006 by "oastie" # permalink comment
Comment: This "presents" promotion is a first class rip-off. I open a new pack, enter the code only to be told it's already been claimed. Hope Proctor & Gamble learn the lesson about trying to fool the public. It can backfire badly. Remember the Hoover flights promotion?
Posted: 18:56 Tue 26-Dec-2006 by "mas" # permalink comment
Comment: serves ye right for eating rotten pringles-- Tayto are yer only man, best crisps in the world
Posted: 12:10 Wed 27-Dec-2006 by "markko" # permalink comment
Comment: tried the pringlespresents website, couldn't get it, found this one, from the comments seems this site is far more rewarding and fun. let's face it, most of us only buy pringles when they are on some kind of promo offer. so pay cheap, get cheap. so thanks for the warnings guys. I won't even bother to add a/ to the end. tain't worth the time by the sounds of it.
Posted: 19:34 Sat 30-Dec-2006 by "Eric" # permalink comment
Comment: Proctor & Gamble Customer Services seem to think that there is no problem with Pringlepresents, if you register by clicking on the UK Flag. Trouble is you can't find the flag for all the other "freebies" Pringlepresents.com are supposedly "offering"
Posted: 18:08 Sun 31-Dec-2006 by "sarah" # permalink comment
Comment: i think its timed us conned victims contacted watchdog
Posted: 15:00 Wed 10-Jan-2007 by "Maurice Cole" # permalink comment
Comment: I take part in onlinesurveys,[Pinecone Research] a while back we were asked to evaluate Mini-Pringles, just lately I buy some each week, eating them at home, I noticed about a week ago a girl was attempting to open a packet in the street, which resulted in her losing most of the contents on the pavement, coincidentally yesterday a young lad in one of the open phone kiosk was opening his packet, similar result, he wasn't fussy, so mumbling to himself, he gathered up most of them & ate them. I must say that I find them rather "fiddly" to open too, it's that downward tear to the right that makes it a litle awkward & manipulating the tray out from the pack. just an observation, the Pringles themselves are, as always, excellent.
Posted: 10:08 Thu 11-Jan-2007 by "George Miller" # permalink comment
Comment: how do you get to the pringles presents web page ???????
Posted: 18:40 Tue 16-Jan-2007 by "Cimone Lane"
(apparently posting from ) # permalink comment
Comment: how do you get the pringles web page
Posted: 19:44 Sun 28-Jan-2007 by "ripped off ron" # permalink comment
Comment: Its a rip off. I bought a packet just to get two presents offered. Where are they????
Posted: 19:25 Thu 01-Feb-2007 by "keith" # permalink comment
Comment: How on earth do you check to see if you have won a "Pringle Present" ?
Posted: 20:31 Fri 13-Apr-2007 by "Meaghan" # permalink comment
Comment: the PRINGLE PRESENTS they are a scam where is the so called website??? they just use it as a marketing scam.
Posted: 16:01 Mon 02-Jul-2007 by "corrine" # permalink comment
Comment: i think pringles are really nice i like all the flavours are nice and i think the slogan is really true i have thought of a new slogan once you bite you'll eat 'em' all night
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