What We Know So Far About New Pringles Mingles

When you think of Pringles what do you think of first? The can? The very cool two-chip duck bill you can make to impress friends and lovers alike? Sour cream and onion? Now forget everything you’ve ever known about Pringles…well, except maybe the dapper bowtied man on the packaging, because Pringles’ newest snack is based on the ultimate snack himself: Mr. Julius Pringles. Well, less him and more his bowtie, but let’s be real—that man’s bowtie is just as much a part of him as his mustache. And at this point, you are probably thinking, “Jessica, I mustache you, what does the new Pringles snack have to do with my man Julius’s bowtie?” to which I say read on—because today we are talkin’ all things Pringles Mingles.

Okay, we get it, bowties are involved, but you could say the same thing about pasta, Doctor Who, and my last few relationships, so what’s so special about these Pringles?

Well, the special thing is that they…aren’t really Pringles at all. They are, according to the company, a bowtie-shaped “puffy, irresistibly delicious, and shareable snacking experience unlike one you’ve ever had from Pringles.” Essentially, these seem like they will be the consistency of cheese puffs and the puffs will come in three flavors: Cheddar & Sour Cream, Sharp White Cheddar & Ranch, and Dill Pickle & Ranch. And, perhaps most surprisingly, they will come in a bag instead of a can. Yes, like every other snack food out there. No one has tried these yet since they aren’t set to hit shelves until this coming October, but we do have descriptions of the flavors from Pringles. From Cheddar & Sour Cream you can expect “hints of buttery cheddar cheese seamlessly blend with creamy, tangy sour cream notes.” White Cheddar & Ranch flavor reportedly tastes like “sharp, aged white cheddar cheese flavor meets zippy buttermilk and herb ranch notes.” And, lastly, Dill Pickle & Ranch mingles “zesty dill pickle [flavor]” [with] “buttermilk and herbaceous ranch notes” (via Food & Wine). Okay, so the names of the flavors pretty much sum up the descriptions. But I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that the most intriguing part of this product is new form factor rather than the flavors. We are getting bowtie frickin’ cheese puffs, my dudes. They look like hourglasses or packing peanuts or, strangely enough, those diagrams of chromosomes we always had to study in my high school biology class. They look interesting, to say the least, and come October they hit grocery stores nationwide so you bet your butt I will be single and ready to mingle with Pringles Mingles (not in a weird way, I’m just going to buy them at the store and try them out, calm down).

About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

Thoughts? Questions? Complete disagreement? Leave a comment!

Your thoughts.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *