Thursday, November 28, 2019

Trying Pringles Turducken Friendsgiving Feast

I've been dying to try Pringles exclusive Thanksgiving chips ever since they came out with the Thanksgiving dinner set last year. These festive chips went on sale at noon ET on November 7th and sold out in less than an hour. After constant refreshes and many opened tabs later, I was very lucky to get through and purchase a set. I must of reloaded that cart page like 30 times before successfully getting to the payment page, it gave me some major San Diego Comic Comic badge buying flashbacks. It was a nightmare, I had no idea that these chips would be in such high demand.

The Pringles Turducken Friendsgiving Feast provided everything you needed to recreate your own turducken stack in chip form. Turkey, duck and chicken! It also included some traditional Thanksgiving sides like stuffing, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. 

Can we take a moment and appreciate the box art? It's amazing and hilarious, I love it. It's part of my Thanksgiving decorations now.

It's hard to see in the photo but each chip had an embossed label on the container. I wish the labels stood out just a little bit more because sometimes I would mistake duck for pumpkin pie and be in for a very trippy taste experience. 

Thankfully, the flavors are also listed on the back in the order they are presented in!

Let's start with the main event, the meats! From left to right, you have turkey, duck and chicken. The obvious way to eat these chips is stacked together for the ultimate turducken experience, but I wanted to try them separately and let the flavors sink in first.

For holiday reasons, I tried the turkey flavored chips first. The flavor of turkey is very faint, the spices and herbs you would put on the turkey were more present in the chip. Turkey doesn't have a very strong flavor by itself so it was very on point. 

The duck was my favorite of the bunch and the first stack of chips to disappear from the tray. I don't think I have ever tasted duck in my life, but because of this chip I may need to. It was packed with smoky flavor. 

Last but not least, was the chicken flavored chips which brought me back to my childhood of eating chicken flavored Top Ramen in middle school. The flavor was very reminiscent of the flavor packets that came with the noodles. Which I have no problem with because it was my all time favorite Top Ramen flavor. 

Now it's time for the sides! From left to right, you have stuffing, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce.

The stuffing chips reminded me of a more lighter version of the turkey stuffing chips that Trader Joe's sells. The fresh herbs were there, had a very chicken broth flavor to it also. It was hard putting these chips down.

The pumpkin pie chips packed quite a punch, they nailed this flavor. It hints all the pumpkin pie notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. I forgot I was eating a potato chip.

The cranberry sauce chips were sadly the last chips in the box to try. They were the chips that stood out the most due to the bright red appearance, they matched the box! It didn't quite taste like cranberry more like cherry to me. I think the potato base was throwing me off on this one. 

Overall, I was thrilled I was able to try out the Pringles Turducken Friendsgiving Feast, it was quite the holiday treat. All the flavors were very accurate, the duck and stuffing chips were my favorites. I can't wait to have these with some Thanksgiving left over sandwiches, well if they make it that far. Half of the chips stacks are looking pretty low already. I'm curious if they will add more sides, like candied yams or corn on the cob in next year's set. I just hope they are much easier to purchase in the future or better yet sold in stores. 

If you are dying to try these chips for yourself, eBay will be your best chance to get your hands on them. Snack scaplers! So far it looks like the cheapest option available is going for $35 bucks, that price isn't too scary but it is twice the price. They were listed for $15.99 plus tax on the Kellogg's website. There is a couple of them listed on there going for over $100 bucks each which is insane!

Also Pringles is selling a can of the roasted turkey-flavor chips, if they are anything like the turkey chips found in this box they will be delicious! So far I have only seen them at Target.


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