Pringles Sour Cream Noodles?
While at my local Aeon supermarket, I happened upon the new Pringles instant noodles (sour cream flavor) that I had briefly seen an article on a few weeks ago. Naturally, as a huge fan of sour cream flavored crisps who has a weakness to Japan’s huge variety of gentie (limited/seasonal) special flavors, I couldn’t not buy them?
If I recall, they were about 140 yen (£1/$1.2) which for instant noodles (instant yakisoba) is fairly on the expensive side. UFO, which I personally think are one of the highest quality instant noodles that are readily available in most supermarkets, usually costs anywhere between 100-140 yen. So straight from the get-go, they’ve got to be quite amazing to keep selling (especially since many of the unusual flavors tend not to sell and quickly get reduced to less than a 100 yen).
How did they taste?
As soon as I opened the powdered pack of flavorings, there was an immensely strong smell that was pretty much identical to the smell of a bag of sour cream crisps (chips). At first, I really enjoyed the taste and even thought I could eat these again. Unfortunately, though, that was not the case. I try to avoid buying oomori (extra large) instant noodles because I end up far too full. The ones I had bought were indeed extra large and by the time I was at the end of them, I was finding them pretty sickly to say the least.
Being a little expensive while getting a little sickly towards the end, I’d only recommend them as a one-off purchase to people who really enjoy Pringles. The quality of the noodles is average and there was no dried veg or meat in the noodles either. If you just want something nice, stick to UFO.