CAN YOU OUT-PRINGLE PRINGLES®?
Let’s not waste any time and compare the individual chips. Which tastes better? Considering that we’re talking about well-known brands here, I think an easy way to measure quality would be to compare the quantity of seasoning. With that in mind, let me ask you this: is there such a thing as too much seasoning?
Yes. I once had the top fall off a pepper shaker into my pasta. My pasta turned into 10% pepper. Let me tell you, I love pepper, but that was some spicy pasta. The truth is, Takis® Crisps are actually too seasoned. They’re so sour I can’t have more than a couple at a time. It honestly shocked me, being someone who avoids big brands because of a lack of seasoning.
Having too much of something made me realize how good the Scorchin’ Chili & Lime is. The level of seasoning is perfect. It follows, then, that I declare Pringles® the superior potato chip.
BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
So if the Pringles® variant tastes better, what else is there to say? Well, just because Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce tastes better than Louisiana, that doesn’t mean I’m going to shell out $8 for a small bottle of the former over the $2 latter, right? Pricing is an important factor.
The CVS I bought these chips from priced the Pringles® at about $2.29, while the Takis® Crisps were $1.89, or $0.30 less. However, the Takis Crisps were of a noticeably lower quantity. The can was only filled to an astonishing 60% or so. And I thought Pringles® skimped on the quantity of chips. I understand the concept of “slack fill”, but this was ridiculous. Immeasurably disappointing, even. Deviously deceitful, dare I say. Chicanerously ill-advised, I firmly believe.
The design of the container for these chips is actually quite important. Most people don’t finish an entire can in one sitting, so it’s important to be able to open and close a can easily and securely. The Takis® Crisps can was objectively worse than the Pringles® can. The Takis® can lid did not stick on after removing the paper cover. It also felt much cheaper.
When it comes to flavor, pricing, and containment, Pringles® Scorchin’ Chili & Lime wins in all three departments. It is decisively superior to the ineffectual, feckless Takis® Crisps.