Review: Wasabi & Soy Sauce Pringles (Walmart Exclusive Flavor) & Explain Easter Egg Hunts to Me, Please
Junk Food Nation, for many of you this weekend is Easter. Whether you’re religious or not, whether you just like the candy, or whether you just like any chance to have a big brunch, Easter is happening on Sunday. A co-worker of mine mentioned that her neighborhood was having an Easter Egg Hunt, and it occurred to me: I have no idea how these work.
Now, let me slow down. I remember being a little kid. I remember decorating eggs in school. I remember decorating eggs at home. I remember (I think) my mom hiding them in the yard and I scrambled around to find them, and then the memories ended. What was the point again? Did I eat these hard boiled eggs? I have no idea.
Plus, I learned that these days kids don’t hunt for actual eggs, but for plastic ones with toys in them or candy, etc. Which makes sense, but when did that change? Is there a winner for who finds the MOST eggs? Is the prize the eggs themselves? When does the Great Pumpkin reveal himself?
Anyways, it is clear that my Easter Egg Hunt game is nil. So please – tell me about your Easter Egg Hunt experiences. Participating in them, hosting them. Real eggs or candy eggs? Was there a prize? And most importantly, what was the point again? Genuinely curious – I’m even gonna stay off Wikipedia for this. I wanna hear from YOU! Tell me in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Wasabi & Soy Sauce Pringles!!
Looks like Pringles is on board with the Asian flavor trend with these Wasabi & Soy Sauce Pringles. It’s like they saw how successful the Wasabi Ginger Kettle Cooked Lays were, and thought, “Huh…there’s something to this.” At least that’s how I imagine these board room meetings are.
I used to not LOVE wasabi, but in the right ratios, I dig it. A lot. That nostril-clearing flavor. I liked the Lays. I liked the Wasabi and Soy Sauce Triscuit Thin Crisps. Wasabi pistachios? YUMMERS. Let’s do this, Pringles.
The cartoon on this can of Wasabi & Soy Sauce Pringles leaves something to be desired, however. Any experienced sushi eater is delicate with their dipping, not sloshing it around like a goat rodeo here. C’mon now.
Wasabi & Soy Sauce Pringles have dried horseradish, soy sauce, and ….yellow and blue food coloring? Now why would they need yellow and blu*
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!??
Do not adjust your computer screens. These Wasabi & Soy Sauce Pringles are powdered with light green. That is not mold or moss or any other sort of growth. That is a thin layer of wasabi flavoring (I can only assume). And it looks both horrifying and sort of awesome. Such a vivid green powder!
The can, once opened, smelled like soy sauce…if you’ve ever just sat and smelled soy sauce before (I have). Didn’t smell bad.
When I ate some of these Wasabi & Soy Sauce Pringles, the first flavor I tasted was umami – that familiar Asian flavor of savoriness that comes with sweet and salt. The soy sauce really stood out in this fashion. Not salty – but that great soy taste.
Then, the wasabi flavor kicked in. It escalated…but then dissipated quickly. VERY interesting. It basically gave me strong horseradish flavor for like 1.5 seconds before fading back into the background soy flavor. Then the rest of the chew on top of the traditional Pringle was soy all the way.
To describe the wasabi more, it basically didn’t escalate to the point where any REAL burn happened, no nostril tingle occurred, and none of that air sucking WOOOOO WASABI feeling. Like, it stops right before that point when the wasabi usually punches you in the nose.
All in all, the flavor was sort of like a milder wasabi pea – wasabi peas are generally more spicy than these. But I liked these Pringles a lot. How they managed to get all the wasabi flavor in there WITHOUT the nostril burn is curious…but I’m chalking it up to science.
Really good. I crushed this can.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart
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