After recently viewing all the amazing Pringles flavors ever released in Japan, we couldn’t help but wonder what their next weird and wonderful releases might be. We didn’t have to wait too long, because the company just added two more limited-edition flavors to their range, and we immediately headed out to find them as soon as they went on sale.
Say hello to New York T-bone Steak and Eggs Benedict Pringles.
First up, we popped the lid on the New York T-Bone Steak variety, and as soon as we poured the chips out into a bowl we were hit with a delicious, meaty aroma.
According to the packaging, this is a limited-edition release showcasing the “Taste of the USA," with Lady Liberty herself making an appearance in two places.
She can be seen next to the “Taste of the USA” label and also in the New York city skyline, which forms a pretty backdrop to the central image of a thick and juicy T-bone. Hinting at the authentic flavors inside the pack, the chunk of meat is being carved up with a knife, while the fork holds an enormous Pringles chip, ready to hit your taste buds with steak-flavored goodness.
Sure enough, as soon as we tried our first chip, it coated our tongue with a delicious salty flavor, taking us on a journey through grilled onion and garlic, before moving onto the star ingredient: T-bone steak.
Rather than tasting like simple barbecued beef, these chips really captured all the same smoky flavors of a juicy grilled steak. The generously coated potato slices delivered a complex mix of delectable flavors, leaving a delicious aftertaste that had us craving more with every mouthful.
After polishing off our steak in chip form, it was time to take a look at the new Eggs Benedict Pringles.
Though this variety was released in Japan back in 2015, then it came in blue packaging and was marketed as “The flavor of a New York breakfast!”. We never got the chance to try it two years ago, so we were eager to find out what an egg-based Pringles chip would taste like.
This time, the Eggs Benedict variety comes in pretty pink packaging with a blurb that states, “Now with more concentrated runny egg flavor!”
Upon opening, a deliciously familiar aroma was revealed. We were just about to start wondering why it was so familiar and then it hit us that, of course, it was Eggs Benedict. Instantly, it was as if a waitress had just served us a plate of the well-known dish while we enjoyed a sunny morning at a cafe.
As soon as we tried these, we were struck by an entirely new type of flavor. It was distinctly egg, but strangely different, and there was no other way to describe it than…it tasted like the yolk of a poached egg. Just as hard-boiled eggs taste different to soft-boiled ones, so do the oozy, plump, almost raw ones, and that’s exactly what this tasted like.
While we weren’t sure what to make of it at first, after having a few, our taste buds became accustomed to the taste, and the salty, flavoursome coating, which added hints of onion and garlic to the mix, soon had us scoffing the rest of them down.
The New York T-Bone Steak comes only in a large 110-gram (3.5-ounce) tin, priced at 250 yen, while the Eggs Benedict comes in a smaller, 53-gram tin for 130 yen.
Limited-edition Pringles are always highly sought after and sorely missed long after they’re gone, so be sure to try these two while they’re still available in stores across the country.
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