Why Everyone Is Talking About The New Pringles Flavor

Snack food brand Pringles has teamed up with fast food chain Wendy's to create an exciting new flavor. According to Chewboom, the new Pringles flavor is based on Wendy's Baconator burger and will be available for a limited time beginning in June 2020. Each can comes with a code on the seal that you can use with the Wendy's app to win a free Baconator, Son of a Baconator, or Breakfast Baconator with the purchase of another item. Best Products describes the Baconator as being made of a half-pound beef patty, American cheese, six pieces of Applewood smoked bacon, ketchup, and mayonnaise on a bun.

In an Instagram post, user @CandyHunting notes the new chip flavor has been spotted at stores such as Festival Foods, ShopRite, Price Chopper, and Target. They describe the flavor as a good mix of all the ingredients in the Wendy's Baconator, but criticizes the Pringles bacon flavoring. The user states that they feel the Pringles bacon flavor "tastes a little burnt," and says that they have the same issue with the bacon-flavored Pringles which came out in 2014 and were originally a Walmart exclusive product. 

All in all, the review gives the Pringles Wendy's Baconator flavored chips a 7 1/2 out of 10.

Pringles is known for its experimental collaborations and unique flavors

Pringles are well known for introducing attention-grabbing, limited-edition flavors that they are unafraid to get experimental with. In the fall of 2017, the brand released a box called Thanksgiving Dinner that contained eight flavors, which Food & Wine reviewed. The flavors included in the box were Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Creamed Corn, Mac & Cheese, and Pumpkin Pie — all of which they found to be pretty hit or miss. Other holiday-based limited-time flavors in the past have included White Chocolate and Pecan Pie.

Another recent collaboration the brand did was with popular Adult Swim show Rick and Morty, which is known for its enthusiastic fans (via Newsweek). Pringles created a Pickle Rick flavored chip, named after one of the show's titular characters and a reference to an episode in which Rick turns himself into a pickle to avoid going to family therapy. The flavor was released in tandem with a 30-second ad that was shown during the second quarter of Super Bowl LIV in 2020, and featured characters from the show slowly realizing they were stuck in a Pringles commercial.

While limited-time flavors are, well, limited, make sure you grab a can of Baconator Pringles while you still can, because the company hasn't announced how long they will stay on store shelves.