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Pringles pops the top on smoky Argentine BBQ flavor chips

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By grape Japan

Pringles has been known get pretty adventurous with its flavors in Japan, which include karaage fried chicken and even Super Sour Cream and Onion flavored instant noodles.

Lately, however, Pringles has been working on a lineup of international specialty chips called the "Passport Flavors". They recently tackled London with a fish and chips flavored batch, and followed that up with a spicy Sichuan-stir fried chicken flavor to represent Chinese cuisine.

Pringles Japan has announced their newest entry in the series, smoky and meaty potato chips inspired by asado in Argentina: Argentine Grill BBQ.

The new chips, which comes in cans sporting imagery such as the national soccer team's jersey, a cityscape, and national flag colors, serves up a take on Argentine style BBQ with what Pringles Japan describes as smoky and savory with an extra kick of garlic flavor.

The new flavor will be made available around Japan starting July 19.

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Artificial to the hilt!

The chips are made from paste too!

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The world's most loose fitting chips, they used to touch the sides of their tube, now they sit like a sausage in a tunnel. Rip off!

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I stopped buying them a few years ago..... They were advertised as "NEW" ..... What was new about them?

Well, the size had shrunk but the price was the same. The carton used to be perfect for smuggling beer cans into sports events. Not now.

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I'll try any chip once.

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They're 40% recycled paper and plastic, dusted in chemicals developed in a lab.

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Nice, can't wait to try them. This Passport Flavors idea is pretty cool, I've tried two of them so far and enjoyed both.

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When buying something, the first thing I do is to check the list of ingredients. If a chemical is present, I usually don't buy. Pringles is one of the worst.

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All this Pringles hate, but just to let you know.

As of 2011, Pringles were sold in more than 140 countries. In 2012, Pringles were the fourth most popular snack brand after Lay's, Doritos and Cheetos (all manufactured by Frito-Lay), with 2.2% market share globally.

For those that are curious what Pringles are made of, here you go....

Pringles have about 42% potato content, the remainder being wheat starch and flours (potato, corn, and rice) combined with vegetable oils, an emulsifier, salt, and seasoning. Other ingredients can include sweeteners such as maltodextrin and dextrose, monosodium glutamate (MSG), disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, sodium caseinate, modified food starch, monoglyceride and diglyceride, autolyzed yeast extract, natural and artificial flavorings, malted barley flour, wheat bran, dried black beans, sour cream, cheddar cheese, etc.; Pringles varieties vary in their ingredients.

And I'll still eat them. Lol

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Chemical soup that can not be called crisps are made with 100% potatoes but crisps don't stack in a Pringle box.

Maltodextrin has an even higher glycemic index (GI) than table sugar. This means that maltodextrin can cause a sharp increase, or spike, in people’s blood sugar shortly after they eat foods that contain it.

 monosodium glutamate (MSG), make bad food taste better.

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 monosodium glutamate (MSG), make bad food taste better.

Don't eat Chinese or most South Asian foods then.

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Don't eat Chinese or most South Asian foods then.

yes, I make my own food.

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The good old P&G poison (and they wonder why my fellow citizens back in the U.S. are so fat and unhealthy).

@zichi...you are right....make it ourselves....

We are working on some takuwan (I think we might have an issue....but we shall see how it goes). Sounds like you are well set up with your location for a good garden.

The Pringles chips do offer alot of interesting flavors however one must consider what is inside these things when you eat them. Extreme moderation is most likely the best approach (maybe a can on our birthday or something like that)

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My guess is eating a few Pringles is no more dangerous than drinking a few beers.

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Once you pop, you can't stop.

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@Commodore Perry

My guess is eating a few Pringles is no more dangerous than drinking a few beers.

Key word is a few brother....there are a few times when I went beyond a few and I had that post MSG feeling....body just says "yuch!" Different than a hangover but in reality the body is having the same reaction (or better said trying to express the same amount of disgust).

Been a long time since I had them.....but temptation is always there...

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Tokyo-EngrToday  11:01 pm JST

Key word is a few brother....there are a few times when I went beyond a few and I had that post MSG feeling....body just says "yuch!" Different than a hangover but in reality the body is having the same reaction (or better said trying to express the same amount of disgust).

Been a long time since I had them.....but temptation is always there...

Will do the Pringles when traveling because of the packaging.

Fave at home though is those pizza flavored chips by Calbee.

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