Chip flavors have now truly jumped the shark

Dessert Pringles

As something of a purist when it comes to chips, it’s been a little difficult looking down the snack aisle in the grocery store and seeing bag after bag of weirder and weirder flavors (chicken and waffle chips? ) But now it appears that even those flavors have become too dull and common. According to The Daily Meal, Pringles now has dessert flavors:

  • Pecan Pie Pringles
  • Mint Chocolate Pringles
  • Cinnamon and Sugar Pringles
  • Pumpkin Pie Pringles

No, no, no, and no.

(For those who may not understand the reference to “jumping the shark,” there was a very popular television series in the 70’s and 80’s in the U.S. called Happy Days, about growing up in the MidWest in the 1950’s. One character, originally a Jimmy Dean type rebel called Fonzie, eventually became the most popular character in the series, becoming much more conformist. After an episode which showed Fonzie – wearing a leather jacket and swim trunks – jumping a shark in water skis, the phrase “jumping a shark” came into general use, meaning when something that used to be good has gone downhill and requires a gimmick to stay interesting.) 

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  •  on  October 24, 2013

    Chip flavors have now truly jumped the shark…YES! You are so right!

  • sir_ken_g  on  October 24, 2013

    That's nothing
    Flavors discovered in Europe:

    · Roast chicken & thyme (Belgium)
    · Bacon (Italy)
    · Paprika (Italy)
    · Olive (Italy)
    · Jamón Doritos (Spain)
    · Spaghetti Bolognese (France)
    · Lime (Spain)
    · Cool American (Iceland)

    Flavors discovered in the UK:

    · Prawn Cocktail
    · Haggis & cracked black pepper
    · Flame-grilled Aberdeen Angus
    · Firecracker Lobster
    · Worcester Sauce
    · Roast Ox
    · Steak & Onion
    · Chilli & Lemon
    · Chicken Tikka Masala

    Flavors discovered in Asia/Oceania:

    · Unagi Kabayaki (Hong Kong)
    · Salmon sushi (with wasabi) (Hong Kong)
    · Okonomiyaki (Hong Kong)
    · Mongkok-style roasted sausage (Hong Kong)
    · Shichimi & soy sauce shrimp (Hong Kong)
    · Chilli crab (Singapore)
    · 'Grand Canyon French Fries' Pringles (Japan)
    · Thousand Island (Japan)
    · Caesar Salad (Japan)
    · Borscht (China)
    · Kyushu Seaweed (Thailand)
    · Bangkok-style chicken wing Pringles (Thailand)
    · Indonesia Satay Pringles (Thailand, actually)
    · Salmon Teriyaki (Indonesia)
    · French fries & ketchup (many places, most recently Indonesia)
    · Grilled Chicken Paprika (Indonesia)
    · Vegemite (Australia, duh)
    · Sunday Roast (Australia)
    · Meat Pie with Tomato Sauce (Australia)

  • boardingace  on  October 27, 2013

    Sounds intriguing…but not enough for me to purchase them – lol.

  • Vanessa  on  November 4, 2013

    Since I only know of haggis in a theoretical kind of way … just what would "haggis and cracked black pepper" Pringles taste like?

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