Pringles have been around since 1968, despite the fact that millennials may associate them with '90s junk food.
These salty chips are actually crisps rather than chips. In the US a decade later, Pringles were essentially a staple snack, and in the early 1990s, they were being widely distributed abroad.
What are Pringles made of?
It may be difficult to comprehend that Pringles are classified as a "crisp" as opposed to a chip, but it is unavoidably accurate.
Pringles potato crisps are made mostly from potatoes, starches, flour, salt and seasonings.
How many Pringles flavors are there?
There are Pringles in just about every flavor you can imagine. If you haven't seen it in the US, it most likely exists elsewhere.
Pringles has 25 different flavors in the U.S. and even more internationally, when combined you can make 318,000 unique flavor stacks.
Just consider the unexpected flavors of soft-shelled crab, grilled shrimp, and shrimp cocktails. Have you ever considered those to be flavors?
However, they are only offered internationally. Pringles may also come in unexpected flavors: Top Ramen Chicken, Mexican-Layed Dip, Mozzarella Cheese Stick, Cheesey Fries, and Chili Cheese Dog.
Pringles with a pumpkin pie spice flavor also have us in shock.
However, there are still some other varieties of Pringles on the market today, such as Ranch, Buffalo Ranch, Dill Pickle, and Honey Mustard.
Best Pringles Flavors
It genuinely depends on whom you ask. According to statistics, the most frequently produced Pringles flavors are Original, Salt and Vinegar, BBQ, and of course, Sour Cream and Onion.
30. White Chocolate Peppermint
Simply put: terrible. It's possible that White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles are "better" than other obscene flavors (like the ones mentioned above), but only slightly.
You might be surprised to learn that this limited-edition sweet flavor isn't actually covered in chocolate if you haven't tried it before.
Actually, it resembles a Pringle Original in appearance.
But make no mistake, White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles are a peculiar experience despite their unassuming exterior, which is devoid of chocolate or red and white flakes.
Yes, you initially taste the chocolate, followed by the peppermint, but you're also overpowered by the aftertaste of the Original flavor. Yuck!
29. Cinnamon & Sugar
The Cinnamon & Sugar, another delectable Pringles flavor gone awry, was introduced alongside White Chocolate Peppermint as a limited edition.
Due to a more straightforward flavor profile, it's significantly better than WCP, but it's still... not that great.
For those who firmly believe in the benefits of cinnamon and sugar, we'll give it a C-, but this Pringles can is best avoided.
28. Honey Mustard
Even though Honey Mustard Pringles aren't among the top 10, they are still a good flavor.
They will particularly appeal to fans of honey-mustard dip, who will instantly recognize the flavor as an accurate representation of their favorite spread.
Jalapeno Pringles don't live up to the hype; they are moderately spicy but also not spicy enough.
Although they taste somewhat similar to jalapenos and have a similar aroma, this Pringles flavor is at best passable.
26. Cheesy Quesadilla
Unexpectedly, even Cheesy Quesadilla Pringles are superior to the aforementioned Jalapeo.
The Cheesy Quesadilla is equally cheesy and spicy despite not having the "j" word in its name.
This flavor is among the better ones even though there is only a slight jalapeno kick.
25. Nashville Hot Chicken
Nashville Hot Chicken Pringles are a good option for lovers of authentic Nashville Hot Chicken (Hattie B's, we're looking at you!).
Do not misunderstand us; they are extremely hot, perhaps even a little too hot for our taste.
Even so, this has a good flavor profile, so if you don't mind a lot of zings (OK, a lot of zings), you should enjoy this spicy crisp.
24. Wavy Sweet & Tangy BBQ
Full disclosure: Wavy Sweet & Tangy BBQ Pringles will be difficult to swallow if you don't like the flavor of BBQ (and we generally don't).
A sweet and tangy variation of BBQ, however, can be quite tasty if you live and breathe it.
These Pringles' BBQ flavors may be milder than you're used to, even if you're a die-hard barbecue fan.
That may be advantageous for those who dislike BBQ, but it may not be ideal for those who crave a strong kick.
The fact that this flavor is the lowest-ranked of the entire Pringles Wavy series is also noteworthy.
The best thing about Wavy Pringles is probably those crunchy ripples that are associated with them.
23. Memphis BBQ
Memphis BBQ is just another example of how much Pringles adores its BBQ-inspired flavors.
Unfortunately, it doesn't quite measure up, which accounts for its low ranking.
Memphis-style barbecue is typically distinguished by ribs that are slow-cooked in a pit and can be served either "dry" or "wet".
Wet ribs are brushed with copious amounts of BBQ sauce, whereas dry ribs are typically covered in a dry rub.
However, can Memphis BBQ Pringles truly match the distinctive flavor and exacting standards of Memphis-style BBQ?
We're not completely certain.
On to more bacon flavors now!
Although Pringles has released several variations of the bacon-flavored snack, consumers have generally preferred the original Bacon flavor.
These Pringles definitely have a bacon-like aroma, but they don't look like bacon or taste quite a like bacon, either.
This flavor, which has more of a smokeless, fake bacon flavor, is worth trying if you particularly enjoy this breakfast meat, but if bacon isn't your favorite flavor, you should skip it.
21. Bacon Ranch
By far the best bacon-flavored Pringles, we must credit this flavor's success to the robust ranch flavor that counterbalances the smokiness of the bacon.
However, a general preference for the twinge of Ranch may have tainted our ranking of Bacon Ranch.
Bacon Ranch Pringles are, after all, very divisive: either you love them or you despise them.
20. Loaded Baked Potato
Loaded Baked Potato Pringles is passionately adored by their devotees.
These Pringles do the whole LBP thing justice, being quite unlike any other flavor you've ever encountered.
This is just as good as the real thing, so there's no need to drive to the closest diner to get one.
You'll notice a hint of cheesiness as soon as you bite into one of these, but immediately after that is a satisfying burst of bacon flavor.
Of course, you're out of luck if you don't like bacon or are a vegetarian or vegan.
19. Wavy Applewood Smoked Cheddar
Wavy Applewood is a great example of a good Wavy flavor.
Pringles with smoked cheddar have a lot going on, which may be why it works so well.
Flavor profiles frequently go overboard or underboard, but this one is done perfectly.
Does it defy the Pringles stereotype? No, not at all.
But you would undoubtedly keep reaching for more if there was a bowl of this flavor in front of you.
Again, this is a divisive decision, but the truth is that Ketchup Pringles are very well-liked.
These chips, which are a moody red color, are perfect for people who like ketchup-flavored snacks generally, but if you like savory and sweet flavors together, you might find yourself becoming fixated on them.
A warning, please? Don't perhaps purchase them from Amazon.
Despite having over 1,000 reviews, the majority of reviewers complained that the package contained only crumbs with a ketchup flavor.
There is Paprika for Pringles fans who simply can't keep up with other barbecue flavors.
Yes, it takes its name from the spice made from ground red peppers, but it also has a slight BBQ flavoring nod.
It doesn't have a strong flavor, but it is somewhat addictive like most Pringles.
16. Wavy Sharp White Cheddar
Wavy Sharp White Cheddar Pringles will make you swoon if you enjoy Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn.
It has the trademark extraordinary crunchiness of Wavy Pringles, but its tangy, cheesy flavor is out of this world.
15. Wendy's Spicy Chicken
The Wendy's Spicy Chicken flavor is unquestionably the highlight of the Pringles x Wendy's collaboration, and it is simply the best.
We have to admit that these two flavors of Pringles are expertly balanced, being spicier than other spicy flavors and more chicken-like than other chicken-forward flavors.
Not only does it strike a good balance, but it also successfully pays homage to the original.
14. Parmesan & Roasted Garlic
Although we can't promise that eating these will make your breath smell kosher, Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Pringles are pure heavens.
They have a flavor that is very reminiscent of homemade garlic bread, with a light parmesan flavor.
If you were given the option to eat these every day, you ought to do so. Additionally, isn't the purple-blue packaging kind of lovely?
13. Wavy Fire-Roasted Jalapeño
Ah! Wavy Fire-Roasted Jalapeno Pringles are by far the best jalapeno-flavored Pringles; they are spicy goodness personified with every crunch (and those crunches are satisfying!).
It can, however, fall a tiny bit short in terms of flavor, much like most other jalapeno Pringles flavors.
Is it hot? Yes. Will purists of the jalapeno be impressed? Most likely not.
Undoubtedly controversial, Pizza Pringles ranked #12.
This should not be confused with the limited-edition Pringles Baked Wheat Stix Pizza, Pizza-licious Potato Crisps, or even the Loud Mighty Margherita Pizza.
Although the eponymously named Pizza may be loved and despised by different people, the flavor remains true to its name.
There is no doubt that these Pringles taste like the cheesiest pizza imaginable. Whether you agree with it or not, it is accurate.
11. Extreme Screamin' Dill Pickle
Please bear with us—to understand this incredibly high ranking, you must absolutely enjoy the taste of pickles.
Extreme Screamin' Dill Pickle, which is just outside the top 10, is a yellow crisp that tastes exactly like a pickle.
While this may surprise some, pickle lovers worldwide will attest that it isn't just pickle-flavored.
It tastes like pickles and is very potent. For those ride-or-die pickle enthusiasts, it could be stronger, but we're saying it anyway: it's fantastic as is.
Although there are many different BBQ-related Pringles flavors, the original attempt by Pringles was a success.
BBQ is one of the most widely consumed chip flavors worldwide, so while it may not be to everyone's taste, many people do enjoy it.
It literally tastes like a summer night spent grilling in the backyard, and that's what you'll love about it (assuming you like BBQ).
It's just a little bit smokey, a little bit tangy, and that's what you'll love about it. Nostalgic? Sure. Delicious? Definitely.
9. Buffalo Ranch
Plain Ranch Pringles are the only ranch-flavored Pringles that outperform Buffalo Ranch.
However, Buffalo Ranch Pringles continue to hold a very high position (although we're not sure why Pringles once also produced a Buffalo Ranch Dip flavor; it seems redundant?).
Anyway, this flavor creates a niche for those who enjoy buffalo wings but prefer to dip them in ranch dressing rather than their traditional favorite, bleu cheese.
It's great because the buffalo flavor doesn't overpower the ranch flavor and vice versa, and it's mild enough for most people to enjoy.
The two flavors work well together, and the result is a can of Pringles that is quickly devoured.
8. Cheddar & Sour Cream
If you're looking for a tasty substitute that is similar in flavor to Sour Cream & Onion but not everyone enjoys it (although many do; see #5), try Cheddar & Sour Cream.
There's a good reason why it's a fan favorite among many Pringle's eaters.
The Cheddar is, well, cheesier, whereas the onion in Sour Cream & Onion is sharp.
Although it still has a savory flavor, it does so in a less overt manner than the overall onion flavor.
People may be surprised to learn that Original, also known as Original Lightly Salted, is listed seventh.
Although there is undoubtedly a case to be made for Pringles' original flavor, which was the only flavor available from the late 1960s to the 1980s, tastes really subpar today.
It simply isn't. Although many people may prefer it, there are many other flavors—six in total—that are superior to Original Pringles.
6. Salt and Vinegar
Consuming an entire can of Salt and Vinegar Pringles will cause your taste buds to tingle indefinitely because they are somewhat sour but also very vinegary and very tangy.
However, it's well worth it.
We'd be remiss if we failed to mention that Salt and Vinegar aren't for everyone, as is the case with most divisive flavors.
Nevertheless, S&V Pringles continues to be one of the more well-liked flavors and has a devoted fan base.
5. Sour Cream & Onion
With any other chip or with Pringles, you cannot deny the power of Sour Cream & Onion.
This flavor is consistently one of Pringles' top sellers and key players; it is consistently excellent, adored by hordes, and reasonably priced.
It's perfect for people who adore the classic sour cream and onion flavor and isn't so unusual that it would put off a less adventurous snacker.
A flavor that is consistent and sums up Sour Cream & Onion Pringles perfectly has something to offer.
4. French Onion Dip
Simply put: wow.
The French Onion Dip Pringles actually taste like the real thing, and they are much tastier than the other onion-flavored snacks on this list.
It not only tastes identical to the real dip but also has the ideal ratio of onion to sour cream.
It's not overly sweet or salty either.
3. Wavy Original
We don't blame you if you're a Pringles Original fan, but we also need to know: Have you ever tried Wavy Original Pringles?
By far the best Wavy, they're like, way better.
This statement may cause controversy, but it has been proven in every ranking that has included Pringles from the company's Wavy line that Wavy simply have more crunch.
The mouthwatering Original flavor you love plus more crunch? That is flawless.
Although anything with a ranch flavor has a tendency to sever ties with families and friends, we don't really mind.
Pringles with ranch are delicious. Delicious!
You might not like Ranch rice cakes because you had a bad experience with the dressing or you just don't like them.
Throw away all of your unpleasant memories of ranch because this ranch-flavored snack will win you over.
This can of Pringles disappeared so quickly that it became clear within seconds that it was a top pick. In fact, there is only one other flavor that tops it.
1. Cheddar Cheese
Surprise! Cheddar Cheese Pringles are currently in the first place!
Anecdotal evidence suggests that Cheddar Cheese and most other flavors received about the same number of stars on Amazon.
Cheddar Cheese Pringles are devoured VERY quickly. That may be a partially accurate reflection of how challenging it can be to find them on the shelves.
The Cheddar Cheese Pringles are like heaven in a can, which is the other aspect.
Are Pringles flavors different in different countries?
Yes, Pringles flavors can vary by region and country. Some flavors that are popular in one country may not be available in another.
Do Pringles flavors ever get discontinued?
Yes, Pringles may discontinue certain flavors from time to time, based on factors such as sales and popularity.
Are there any limited-edition Pringles flavors?
Yes, Pringles often releases limited-edition flavors for special occasions or holidays, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Are all Pringles flavors vegetarian-friendly?
Most Pringles flavors are vegetarian-friendly, but some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as dairy or cheese. It's always best to check the label if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Are Pringles flavors gluten-free?
Not all Pringles flavors are gluten-free, as some may contain wheat or other gluten-containing ingredients. It's important to check the label if you have a gluten intolerance or allergy.
Thanks for reading!