Review: Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles & Do Your Chips Need to Be the Same As Your Food?

Junk Food Nation, I have to apologize.  Yesterday, in the comments, I predicted the Giants crushing the Cowboys.  Clearly, I was WAAAAY off.  I hope no one placed any bets based on my prediction – yikes.  I’ll be releasing the rest of my weekly picks each Saturday – hopefully I won’t embarrass myself too bad, week to week.  Last year I got to Week 16, and then sort of forgot about it.  Not this year; we’ll keep it chugging through the end.  Play along with me in the comments!

Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles!  Found at Walmart, these chips started popping up around Labor Day, which means they were clearly trying to market toward the BBQ crowd.  The question remains…if you are EATING a cheeseburger, do you need it to be paired with cheeseburger CHIPS!?

I think that concept is kind of strange.  Does anyone out there do this? Do you eat Pizza-Flavored Combos along side your Pepperoni Pizza?  Are you eating BBQ Corn Chips along side your BBQ Pulled Pork?  Salt and vinegar chips make sense next to fried fish, but what about Hot N Sour Soup Flavored Chips with your Hot N Sour Soup?

I understand that most, if not all, of these chips are marketed as standalones and are not MEANT to be eaten with their food counterpart.  Still, it makes me wonder…what do you think? Have you ever eaten this same-flavor combo before?  Let me know in the comments below.  And let’s get to the review.

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles: The Money Shot

Like I said earlier, these Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles were found at Walmart.  Ok, full disclosure – this past weekend was a bonanza of a trip to Walmart.  A LOT of the things I’ll be reviewing for the next few days came from there.

Sometimes, I think Pringles is competing with Oreo as to how many new and random friggin’ flavors they can come out with in one year.  Let’s get down to the analysis.

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles: For a Limited Time Only…at Walmart?

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles: I must say, I think this is a brilliant image.  The drawing of a burger with a Pringle as the bun???? GENIUS. The bluish picnic tablecloth underneath is a nice touch

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles: HMMM such little dietary fiber.  In case you were wondering

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles: LOTS of powders going on here…and none of them garlic powder.  Interesting.

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles: Plain look with some slightly brown powdering

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles: Why do most Pringles look like they’ve only been powdered on the very ends?  Weird.

Limited Edition Cheeseburger Pringles tasted good, but not wonderful.  Here’s the thing – I’ve talked before that any meat flavored chip usually only tastes like the sauce that goes on the chip and not like the meat itself.  There are exceptions: The Walkers Roast Chicken Chips TASTED LIKE ROASTED CHICKEN.  These?  Well, these fell in that unfortunate first category.

Imagine pickle relish, mustard, ketchup, and onion all mixed together.  Shouldn’t be too gross, since these are ingredients that go on my burger all the time.  Basically what you’re left with is a sour, tangy, sort of sweet tomatoey-mustardy-vinegary flavor.  And that’s what these chips tasted like.  It reminded me of the EXACT flavor of all the condiments I put on my burgers, which I liked – the flavor was dead on.  But there was no meat flavor, and no amount of liquid smoke or onion powder could make me taste otherwise.

Plus, these chips were REALLY SALTY, which was unlike the burgers I typically eat.  Sure, the meat has a little salt on it, but these were over the top salty without needing to be.  So imagine dipping a heavily salted chip into mustard, ketchup, pickle juice, etc… that’s what these tasted like.

Tasted good because the condiment flavors were on point, but not wonderful because it did not taste like a cheeseburger.


COST: $1.50 on sale

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Discuss - 24 Comments

  1. Mitch says:

    Yikes! thats a lot of fat for 1 serving of chips…was never a fan of pringles. If i want chips ill grad some kettle cooked. If i want some cardboardish “healthier” chips ill grab baked lays. these have that weird texture of baked chips, but carry the nutrition facts of regular chips. a lose-lose IMO.

  2. Nick Rovo says:

    I’m thinking you should crumble some up and mix them into a burger patty kind of like a binder in meatloaf to see what happens. That or just use them as a topping but I think that’s a bit too obvious.

  3. Petey Kirch says:

    This isn’t the first time Pringles made a Cheeseburger chip.

  4. Chip Review says:

    You know what? We thought we had tried these, in fact we’re pretty sure that we have, but we have no proof of it….we’re going to have to give these a shot again.

    Did you ever try Doritos – Cheeseburger that was out a few years back?

    PS – you are the king of Pringles 🙂

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @ChipReview – The Cheeseburger Doritos! YES! They were the same – tasted of picklejuice, ketchup, mustard. And thanks re: Pringles – trust me, I’m not TRYING to be

  5. Elise says:

    If they are anything like then doritos cheeseburger flavor, as you say, I must go buy them all. Are they only at WalMart?

  6. Erick says:

    To me, these taste EXACTLY like a McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries.

  7. JAcob says:

    Lays StaX Cheeseburger chips actually taste like a cheeseburger. Pringles taste like salt and ketchup.. I don’t even taste any cheese. Disgusting.

  8. Tahseen says:

    Very limited, been what four , five months almost? I don’t know but I’m just now finding out about these. I thought Pringles were ridiculous when they made pizza flavored chips (which I happen to really LOVE go figure) but this is just. MADNESS

  9. Sarah says:

    Walkers made an “American Cheeseburger” flavour a while back and it was bang on! – tasted exactly like a cheese burger; albeit, one from a fast food place, not a homemade, backyard bbq cheeseburger.

  10. Joe says:

    Unlike “normal” flavors (Plain, Sour Cream & Onion, BBQ), I found that the can of Cheeseburger pringles lasted longer. To me, they taste exactly like a McDonald’s cheeseburger, after my wife had a few, I found myself on the road to the nearest Mickey D’s to get her a double cheeseburger, then she took like 3-4 of the chips, crumbled them on top of the meat, and had more greaseburger flavor.

    I enjoy the flavor, and the fact I don’t have to eat half a can to sate my appetite.

  11. Jeff says:

    I think it tastes more like a Wendy’s burger.

  12. Brown Sugar says:

    Not impressed. They do kind of remind me of one of those 99 cent McDonalds cheeseburger, with a meat patty so small all you can taste is bread, ketchup pickles and onions. I tend to not like many of the Pringles flavors I’ve tried. I LOVE the original and cheddar cheese flavors, have since I was a kid. Everything else has been edible but disappointing. This, while not disgusting, isn’t very good, I wish I hadn’t bought them.

    And no, I don’t really pair things like cheeseburger chips with cheeseburgers or anything like that. Food pairing and side dishes are best to me when they compliment or contrast each other in some way, not just give you more of the same. You need some balance, too much of one thing will get boring. I sometimes like to order onion rings with a burger, but I won’t if I’m getting it from a place that typically puts a lot of onions on their burger, or if I’m getting a patty melt or something that typically has a lot of onions.

  13. Peep says:

    When I opened the can, it smelled exactly like the burgers from McDonald’s. I was really surprised once I took a bite out of these chips; it tastes just like a cheeseburger. My only concern is that it’s too salty and tastes more like a cheeseburger with no meat patty, but cheese and onions.
    Pros: It tastes like a cheeseburger.
    Very different flavor than the original ones…
    Con: TOO SALTY! Salt level from 1-10= 1000000000000000000000000!!!!

  14. Blake Kersey says:

    I actually love them. And the extra punch really makes me happy!

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