Review: Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles & Awkward Mondays: Sharing the Armrest at a Movie Theater

Junk Food Nation, over the weekend, I went to a movie and because everyone and their uncle was out shopping, the movie theater was PACKED.  PACKED.  So inevitably, I was sitting next to a stranger. And that means I was confronted by the armrest problem: do I bump elbows with the person next to me, or do I cede the armrest to the stranger?

I was there with one of my sisters, so really the only armrest issue was on ONE side of me.  I can sit through a movie with my arms crossed, or with my arms just in front of me on my lap, but sometimes, a little armrest action is nice, you know?

And so I found myself at the theater, ready to rest my arm, I looked to my right at the guy sitting there…and he had BOTH arms on BOTH armrests, fully extended, legs spread wide!  What are you, at the spa??? HOW ARE YOU SO RELAXED? I mean, I know its a first come-first serve world, but….BOTH armrests??? After a nice meal, when the waiter brings mints with the check to you and your date, do you pop BOTH of them in your mouth, jerk?

He was taller than me, so extending his arms meant it was really just his forearms resting on the front part of the armrest…there was still the back part of the armrest that was precious real estate.  So, what did I do? I awkwardly sat up and wedged my elbow there just to give myself a little relief.  Which was fine…

…until one point during the movie, he sat up and his arm came back and bumped mine and he looked over at me, like, “Has your arm been behind mine the whole time????” YES, YES IT HAS YOU ARMREST HOGGER.  EXCUSE ME FOR TAKING WHAT COMFORT I CAN FROM THIS WORLD.

So yes, I’m not rude enough to just bump your arm off … but I’m just awkward enough to sneak my elbow in behind yours.

Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles!

Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles: The Money Shot

Ah, Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles – the last of the series.  Having previously reviewed White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles and Pumpkin Spice Pringles, I wanted to complete the trifecta and review these.  Do you like the little cinnamon roll swirls they placed on the can in the design? I do.


Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles are the third limited edition Pringles flavor that was released this holiday season.  Per the press release, “Each crisp is lightly dusted with real cinnamon and sugar, making each bite a salty-sweet sensation.”

Sitcks of cinnamon poking out all over

Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles were the third flavor I had to hunt down by driving almost 30 minutes out of town.  Never again…maybe.  I’d drive hours for Gingerbread Oreos.

PS: Why are the cinnamon sticks sparkling?

150 cal per serving

Paprika extract for color?

Smells like cinnamon!

When I popped the top to these Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles, I did smell cinnamon and sugar.  Very easy to recognize – there’s no mistaking the smell.  And a closer look at the surface of the chip revealed just that – a plainly visible dusting of the named spices.

Needs…something more….

When I ate the Limited Edition Cinnamon & Sugar Pringles, I thought, “These are good….but not great.” See, with the Pumpkin Spice Pringles, there was definite pumpkin spice flavor that you could detect a little nuttiness from…here, the cinnamon sugar flavor was tasty for a split second up front, and then quickly dissolved into the salty Pringles underneath.  The flavor was exactly what you’d thought it would be – there just wasn’t a lot of it.  For those who really prefer a more salty balance to the whole sweet/salty mix – these might be for you.

Which is not to say these are bad…it’s just that the very basic cinnamon sugar flavor here is not as strong as the other two Limited Edition Pringles flavors.  You get the taste of sweet and spice and then salty and then potato and then done.  Not much else to say here.  To me, these were perfectly eatable…but the most mainstream and unoffensive of the lot because the unique flavor diminishes so quickly.  These won’t make you raise any eyebrows.

PURCHASED AT: Super Walmart

COST: $1.50

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Discuss - 12 Comments

  1. Adi says:

    Ya shoulda just coughed on him or something to get him to move that giant arm away.

  2. Nick Rovo says:

    Should have arm wrestled him for it. The arm rest would’ve been the perfect table.

  3. Shorneys says:

    I pre-lick the armrests to make sure my neighbors don’t pull that kind of crap.

  4. Nathaniel says:

    what movie did you see, really reccomend skyfall

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Nathaniel: Skyfall was legit. I don’t care if Bond naysayers say it wasn’t traditional “Bond” – I thought it had great character development

  5. Chip Review says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Creeper!
    We have all been there…….we think. Hate sitting next to strangers at the theater!
    What movie did you see? Any good?

    Still haven’t tried these Pringles yet, but they should be on deck sometime soon.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @ChipReview: This particular time I was seeing Wreck It Ralph with my sister. Which made the older dude sitting next to me even creepier.

  6. Yo, I’m in DC too, and always on the hunt for Limited Edition stuff for my site. Quite a few Walmart-exclusive things has eluded me… where do you go to find these?

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