Do Hot Ones Pringles Really Bring the Heat?

I absolutely love Pringles. They’re light, crispy, and come in a tube that’s mostly effective at preventing them from becoming completely pulverized in transit. I even liked the fat-free kind that the brand had to warn might give you anal leakage. Mostly, I love Pringles because they’re a great canvas for creative flavors. Sure, we’ll always love Sour Cream & Onion and BBQ, but you’re cheating yourself out of a world of flavor fun if you don’t pay attention to their newer and limited edition releases.

Case in point: Pringles’ collab with Hot Ones, a YouTube program on which people of note test their tolerance for progressively hotter hot sauces. The chip brand recently released three limited edition flavors as part of its Scorchin’ line: the Classic, Los Calientes Rojo, and Los Calientes Verde. We tried our damndest to get our hands on all three flavors, but couldn’t find Classic. You’re on your own with that one. But here’s how we thought the other two stacks of chips stacked up.


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Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones Los Calientes Verdes

Not only are these chips delicious, they helped me discover that I have extreme anxiety about properly pronouncing the word “verde”! These green hot sauce-inspired chips have an excellent smokiness on first bite that really fills your mouth and then stays with you as you munch. “I think they’re sensationally flavorful for a potato chip,” my colleague Jordan Myrick said. They also live up to their promise of being genuinely spicy. If you can get your hands on these, do!

Credit: Sarah Demonteverde / Kellogg’s

Rating:

9/10

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Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones Los Calientes Rojo

These chips have big-time buffalo sauce vibes, but don’t quite bring the heat the way the verde version does. Granted, we expected a lot of heat from a Hot Ones chip, but if you pick these up expecting to sizzle your palate, you might be disappointed. All the same, they’re still plenty tasty. A solid seven Sporks in our book.

Credit: Sarah Demonteverde / Kellogg’s

Rating:

7/10

Sporks


About the Author

Gwynedd Stuart

Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked’s managing editor, is an L.A.-based writer and editor who spends way, way too much time at the grocery store. She’s never met an Old El Paso taco or mozzarella stick she didn’t like.

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