Sometimes I'll buy a product just because it seems like such a stupid idea that I have to see what it is about ... like multirain Pringles.
As this blog wrote
"I’m trying to figure out why Pringles would come out with a multigrain version of their product. Maybe it’s because they feel like they’ve done all they could with dried potato flakes. "
I actually liked them.
They taste like regular Pringles with a very background multigrain taste ... but not so much as to taste healty in a bad way ... because quite frankly, they aren't really healthier .. it's a Pringle.
As the above blogger wrote
"The Pringles Multigrain Truly Original crisps looks like the possible result of a booty call between a can of Pringles and a bag of Tostitos ... They’re shaped like Pringles, but have the visual texture of tortilla chips"
The selling point to me is the lack of preservatives.
I also liked the fact that Pringles makes ZERO health claims about these ... though there is the implication that the could be healthier just by using the word "multigrain"
In an article by the NY Times when they were introduced last year, the company cops to that. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/02/bus...
Comparing them to the original, there isn't any more fiber. There are 10 few calories per serving and slightly less fat. Sodium and fiber is the same. The primary ingredient is rice flour rather than dehydrated potatoes and less than 2% malted barley flour, wheat brand and dried beans.
Another plus ... in these times with companies sneakily downsizing products, Pringles increased the chips per can and not the price.
I developed an affection for Pringles while living in Guatemala this year. It was a taste of home. No multigrain in Guatemala though.