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Posted: 13:02 Thu 05-Jul-2007. Price: 1.38 each - currently 2 for 2 in Tescos. Location: Tesco, Plymouth. Nutritional unusualness: 30% less fat than regular Pringles.
"Magnetic Ham Sandwich" reports: There's a new line of lower fat Pringles in town. Following on from the new Multigrain Hula Hoops (made mainly from a maize and rice combination instead of reformed potato), now we get Pringles mainly made from rice, with just a bit of potato. There's a bit of a theme developing here. Obviously the massive increase of the rice based snack market in the last couple of years has got the traditional crisp manufacturers worried. If this trend continues, how long will it be before the humble potato crisp becomes little more than a quaint memory in the UK?

Anyway, don't panic too much just yet though as these new Pringles look and taste just like a regular Pringle - but being mainly made from rice flour instead of potato flakes there is much less fat involved so they're better for you. Once again though the manufacturers have taken the opportunity to slightly reduce the amount of crisps you get per tube (down to 160g instead of 170g). There are 4 flavours to choose from so far - Salt and Vinegar, Cheese and Onion, Sour Cream and Onion, and the best tasting one - Sweet BBQ Spare Rib flavour (which has a nice smokey barbecue sauce taste). Sadly all of the flavours leave your mouth with a bit of a rice-y aftertaste though, so give me the regular full-fat potato Pringles anyday.

...Another impressively comprehensive contribution from "MHS", to which I'd just add that Walkers' latest crisp packet redesign is apparently intended to emphasise that they're actually made from potatoes - potatoes flavoured with Cajun Spice, Chilli and Lemon, or the resurrected Worcester sauce option, that is.


Posted: 19:00 Fri 06-Jul-2007 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Talking about Walkers, I had some of the newly-available again Worcester Sauce flavour Walkers the other day [from Morrisons] and they taste just as tangy as I remember them. The 6 pack multipack wrapper has an all-purple Union Jack on the top of it for some reason - none of the other new multipack wrappers has anything like that. The bags also have 'It's Back!' written on them in big white letters at the top.

I also bought a 6 pack of the Heinz Tomato Ketchup flavour in the new style multipacks from Tesco last week. It's been a while since the Tom Sauce flavour was readily on sale in England. Maybe it was a one-off, or possibly the flavour is making a comeback alongside the Worcester Sauce ??

Posted: 18:47 Mon 23-Jul-2007 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: There was a small review of the Pringles Rice Infusions in the Sunday Mirror magazine this weekend, and a 5th flavour was pictured - Red Paprika - in black and orange tubes. I haven't seen that flavour in any shops yet though.
Posted: 17:30 Sun 05-Aug-2007 by "Haeli" # permalink comment
Comment: i tried the BBQ one and find it lovely. But I am not a huge crisp fan so I basically couldn't tell there's any rice infusion.
Posted: 12:45 Mon 06-Aug-2007 by "Pork Based Baguette" # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone spotted the new Kettle flavours - some folk may be disappointed to see Salsa and Mesquite doesn't seem to be around anymore! Tried the Sweet Chilli - much better than Walkers IMHO! Not tried the others yet - will spot them officially soon, if no-one beats me to it.
Posted: 18:51 Thu 09-Aug-2007 by "Charli" # permalink comment
Comment: I was a little disappointed with these. Having not seen this (wonderful) website beforehand, i purchased a tube (i say i,i mean my mum) expecting a completeyl new, different taste experience. They're just the same, with supposedly less fat!? Still, being a crisp fiend, i devoured them all the same. Wouldn't say they were BAD, just a disappointment. xxx
Posted: 22:13 Sun 19-Aug-2007 by "ALICE" # permalink comment
Comment: Hi, my mum is going crazy trying to find out the song played for the rice infusions advert, does anyone know what it is? thanks
Posted: 13:32 Fri 24-Aug-2007 by "*T*"
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Comment: Hey, i don't know what the song is called but i know it is played on the soundtrack to the film Dracula Dead And Loving It.
Posted: 19:30 Wed 29-Aug-2007 by "Bazz" # permalink comment
Comment: The song off the Pringles ad is "Hungarian Rhapsody #5"
Posted: 16:35 Wed 12-Mar-2008 by "WeirdEars" # permalink comment
Comment: A review of Pringles Rice Infusions (Salt and Vinegar):

They are extremely addictive. I set out to eat a handful, and before I know it, the whole tube has gone! Thank God they have less fat in them!

Posted: 19:45 Wed 19-Mar-2008 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: In Wilkinsons now there are 6 bag multipacks of 3 of the above flavours of Rice Infusions [just not the Salt & Vinegar] in the much smaller 'Mini Pringle' size. Rice Infusions Bite Size they're called. The bags inside the multipack are just like regular crisp bags - each containing 25g of tiny Rice Infusion Pringles. So they're just like regular Mini Pringles, but in normal style bags - without those plastic trays and tricky to rip open packaging. All the flavours are very tasty.
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