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.) 

4 Comments

  • Sandra  on  10/24/2013 at 7:33 AM

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

  • sir_ken_g  on  10/24/2013 at 10:42 AM

    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) http://www.jaunted.com/story/2012/5/17/231519/238/travel/Over+35+Weird+Potato+Chip+Flavors+We%27ve+Tasted+Around+the+World

  • boardingace  on  10/27/2013 at 10:44 PM

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

  • Vanessa  on  11/4/2013 at 3:43 PM

    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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