Our last stop on the Pringles Fat Tour around the world yielded the all-American-but-totally-German frankfurter. Tonight we head south of the Border to try the new Cheesy Quesadilla Pringles!
Cheesy Quesadilla Pringles are the second consecutive Walgreens exclusive Pringle to be flavored like another meal entirely. Quesadillas sound more appetizing as a chip than hot dogs do, so it would take a monumental effort by the Pringles brand for these to be worse. Everybody loves cheese; nobody loves hot dogs. (You tolerate hot dogs, you don’t love them).
Cheesy Quesadilla Pringles sound like a great product for when you hate yourself but not enough to go get Taco Bell. I only hate myself like a 6 out of 10 today, so let’s get right to it.
Popping the can open, I was thrown for a loop. The scent that escapes the Pringles can is more akin to Salt & Vinegar than it is to something covered in cheese. It’s a little more faint, but it’s the same profile as Salt & Vinegar potato chips. And after shoving a few Cheesy Quesadilla Pringles into my mouth, that acidic flavor is still what I’m getting most. I was expecting cheese city, but what I detected was so mild.
Are they salty like cheese? Perhaps. But I’m still getting “Salt & Vinegar” more than any other flavor profile. Good luck finding the word “cheese” anywhere on the ingredient list.
*Spoiler Alert:* You won’t.
Layered underneath a heavy salt & vinegar flavor are the ingredients of some things you might serve alongside a cheese quesadilla: salsa & sour cream. I get tomatoes, onion, and garlic, but not exactly the fresh kind of any. All of their respective powders are included in the spice blend, and that’s the extent of the complexity in Cheesy Quesadilla Pringles. If you want to argue there’s a bit of creaminess here, you can thank the sour cream solids used here. But even that element gets lost on most bites behind heavy salt and heavy acidity.
Are Cheesy Quesadilla Pringles bad? Not at all. Do they taste like a quesadilla? Not at all.
In summary, Taco Bell is open until 1:00 A.M. or later.
How Much Quesadillas Suck Without Cheese Rating: 10 out of 10
Minimum Level of Self-Loathe Necessary for Taco Bell Rating: 8 out of 10
Overall Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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