Pringles' New Walmart-Exclusive Sriracha and Bacon Flavors: A Taste Test

JK Grence
The Guilty Pleasure: Two new flavors of Pringles.
Where to Get It: Walmart, locations everywhere.
Price: $1.50 a tube.
What It Really Costs: See "Where to Get It".

There are certain signs that a trendy food is getting long in the tooth. One of the surest signs is when fast food and snack food R&D departments finally figure out how to make something taste like what was massively popular last year.

Case in point: The folks at Pringles have created two new varieties of Pringles. One is every hipster's favorite condiment, Sriracha. The other is everyone's favorite smoked meat product, bacon. Compared to their holiday flavors that have no business being on chips, these seem downright brilliant.

The biggest obstacle to picking up these new flavors is their location. You see, they're only available at Walmart. Some may not be able to cross that threshold. I persevered for you, dear readers.

Since I'm a dedicated carnivore, I went straight for the bacon flavored ones first. I took a gander at the ingredients list, and noticed as far as I can tell, these chips are technically vegan (depending on your opinion of whether white sugar is vegan, but boy is that ever another column). I also noticed quite a few umami-boosting ingredients (including yeast extract and good ol' MSG) and, for some reason, a trace of coffee.

When I opened the can, the aroma wasn't as much "bacon" as... "Beggin' Strips". Apparently my dog agrees, as he immediately came running over expecting a treat.

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