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Posted: 14:22 Sun 23-Aug-2009. Price: 77p. Location: Morrisons, Leicester. Sub-flavours: Exploding Cheese and Chilli [tested]; Flamin' Chilli Sauce; Fiery Wasabi; Smokin' Ribs.
"Nick T" reports: What is it about 'extreme'? It's either extreme "sports" in which one person ties a piece of elastic to their leg and pays another person to push them off a bridge, or it's extreme bodybuilding in which narcissistic body fascists smeared in fake tan and baby oil pump themselves full of drugs in a bizarre quest to resemble a badly stuffed settee and weigh 18 stones; something which I've also achieved with far more enjoyment and a lot less pain simply by reviewing snacks for this very site.

And now we have the previously US-only 'Xtreme Exploding Cheese and Chili', fresh from Pringles, themselves fresh from a ruinously-expensive battle with HM Customs and Revenue over the definition of a crisp. 'You might need a fire extinguisher!' scream the graphics on the garish fluorescent tube (which I notice is even less full than usual), so with trembling hands I bequeathed my scrapbook of empty crisp packets to the family, cranked up The End on the iPod, popped in a Pringle and waited for my tear-stained demise...

Yep, still here. Fire extinguisher remains unused, scrapbook back in the vault. It's that extreme thing again isn't it? So many brands boast it yet they're really nothing of the sort. Granted these are quite pleasant with a tangy frisson, reasonable cheese flavour and Pringles' usual smack of lip-coating clammy cold fat, but they're about as edgy and dangerous as Perry Como. Maybe their other new variant 'Flaming Chili Sauce' is hotter but if Procter and Gamble really want to turn around their recent plummeting sales, I doubt these will do it. So friends, until truth in advertising is made compulsory, seekers of truly spicy snacks will need to content themselves with the triumphant Nando's Smokey BBQ.

...Top money-saving by "Nick T" here, as "Phill and Sharon" say they spent £2.15 on the (hotter, but less imaginative) Flamin' Chilli Sauce flavour in Sainsbury's, St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, while "in Sainsbury's looking for something for dinner. They also had 'Smokin Ribs flavour'. If I'd have noticed the price before buying them I'd have not bothered. After looking online I also found that 'Exploding Cheese and Chilli' and 'Fiery Was­abi' are also available, but I didn't see them."


Posted: 17:45 Sun 23-Aug-2009 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I would recommend wasabi flavoured Seabrooks crisps for a bit of heat as well. http://www.snackspot.org.uk/thread.php?story=0904152302cas
Posted: 19:14 Sun 23-Aug-2009 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Mmm, agreed. I wasn't very keen on their flavour though: it seemed a bit 'raw' and uncooked somehow. Difficult to explain really, but I guess you'd enjoy them if you like horseradish (which sadly I don't). Incidentally a new Tyrrell's Chicken & Tarragon flavour was released last week, but I've not been able to track them down yet.
Posted: 20:55 Sun 23-Aug-2009 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Nick, if you haven't tried real wasabi, I wouldn't if I were you. Seabrooks are pretty authentic in their flavours. The wasabi beans available from Whitworths are even fierier! If you are a few brain cells short, try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWttZZ3GZFA
Posted: 22:36 Sun 23-Aug-2009 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: well thanks for the warning Z, but that video's horrible - I mean, you wouldn't do that with chilli powder, would you? (do they?)
Posted: 06:31 Mon 24-Aug-2009 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: Not sure what the Smokin' Ribs flavour is doing in the range, as they are nice enough but not Xtreme in the slightest. The Chilli and the Cheese flavours are a bit hotter, but are pretty familiar Pringles flavour choices by now. Best of the bunch is the Wasabi flavour. For once Pringles have done something a bit different in the UK and relaeased a flavour that will divide opinion like nothing since the disgusting Gourmet Prawn & Garlic flavour of two years ago. I love the Wasabi flavour Xtreme Pringles, but I can understand that a lot of people will Stop eating them very soon after they Pop open the tube.
Posted: 07:24 Mon 24-Aug-2009 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: "Okay Gordon, now it's your turn" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWttZZ3GZFA
Posted: 08:11 Wed 26-Aug-2009 by "Phill"
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Comment: I tried the "Exploding Cheese and Chilli" flavour last night, and they're much more to my taste than the "Flamin Chili Sauce" ones. The Cheese and Chili ones are just what I like in a crispy snack, flavour wth a little bit of bite. Just gotta find the Wasabi ones now.
Posted: 17:39 Wed 26-Aug-2009 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: The wasabi ones are tame.
Posted: 19:52 Sun 30-Aug-2009 by "John N" # permalink comment
Comment: Just finishing off a box of Wasabi flavour Xtreme Pringles, they are SO good and hot, its kind of like eating a hot chilli and lime together, nice flavour.
Posted: 09:59 Tue 01-Sep-2009 by "Paul S" # permalink comment
Comment: Wasabi - nice flavour, not much of a hit though. Chilli sauce hotter & has a genuine chilli sauce flavour. Nice :)
Posted: 21:45 Fri 09-Oct-2009 by "Yay! Lovely Fish" # permalink comment
Comment: Bit behind on this one, but just bought my first 'pipe of pringles' exploding cheese and chilli flavour and wanted to say my initial taste comparison took me (weirly) back to the 80's and I immediately thought of Walkers 'Bitza Pizza'!!! Like it!
Posted: 20:24 Thu 21-Jan-2010 by "zap" # permalink comment
Comment: the wasabi flavor is something i regret after eating. I would rather feel comfortable with the extreme cheese and chilli...
Posted: 02:57 Fri 22-Jan-2010 by "k price" # permalink comment
Comment: WE WANT WASABI ! Dear pringles PLEASE SELL THEM down south !
Posted: 15:45 Thu 11-Feb-2010 by "Ms Fish " # permalink comment
Comment: Finally sighted Xtreme Pringles here in Tesco Metro city centre- definetly the cheese ones, maybe a meat variety- or chilli sauce and the ones I am personally most interested in - Wasabi (as they are Vegan). Might be getting some tomorrow for a Friday treat :) Also seen the Smokin' Ribs ones in the newsagents (at!) £1.49
Posted: 21:04 Thu 11-Feb-2010 by "SirSmiler II" # permalink comment
Comment: Tried the wasabi flavour and they where horrible!!!

They've got no real flavour or taste to them they are just hot, which to me is completely pointless. Avoid them like the plague...

Posted: 18:18 Sun 14-Feb-2010 by "pugnomis"
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Comment: tried the flamin hot chilli and the cheese and jalapeno both were tame, just the wasabi to try now
Posted: 12:34 Thu 04-Mar-2010 by "Jason Jones" # permalink comment
Comment: They made my kids cry !
Posted: 18:17 Thu 04-Mar-2010 by "Adam" # permalink comment
Comment: You're interested in the wasabi flavour because they're ok for vegans? You do know pringles are made by proctor & gamble - a company that actively and brutally tests their cosmetics and toiletries on animals?? You shouldn't buy pringles if you care about animal welfare, regardless of ingredients.
Posted: 21:25 Sun 14-Mar-2010 by "Anne" # permalink comment
Comment: Tasted like toilet cleaner smells.
Posted: 15:13 Sat 03-Apr-2010 by "Phill"
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Comment: Finally found and tried the Wasabi flavour ones. Although they're OK, I was a little dissapointed that there was no actual wasabi on/in them, just wasabi flavour.
Posted: 21:41 Tue 27-Apr-2010 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I have bought the Wasabi ones today to check them out. They are horrible. I have to agree with the others - do not even try those. If you wanna have some nice wasabi flavour, try Chio Chips Wasabi - they actually taste like wasabi, even that they look a bit too much green to me. :)
Posted: 22:03 Wed 19-May-2010 by "andy stafford"
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Comment: wasabi tastes like watered down english mustard nothing more nothing less. AVOID!!!!!!!!
Posted: 18:03 Thu 24-Jun-2010 by "Magnetic Ham Sandwich" # permalink comment
Comment: There is now a 5th flavour in the Pringles Xtreme range - Spicy Sour Cream & Onion. I tried some the other day bought in Asda. Not sure who they will appeal to though, the familiar sour cream & onion flavour comes first, followed by a warm spicy kick soon after. There's something not quite right about these crisps though - the flavours are too different to mix well together. If you like sour cream & onion you won't like the spicy aftertaste but then again if you like spicy crisps these are not hot enough.
Posted: 15:36 Sat 07-Aug-2010 by "Matthew"
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Comment: Wasabi all the way!!! theyr the best pringles have ever created theyr soo nice!! i can't stop eating them... the taste is just soo different and you can actually taste the Wasabi when you put it in your mouth it actually goes bitter for a sec... but dont worry its really nice... and then you get the spicyness... and it is just lovely... ahah
Posted: 12:08 Wed 27-Oct-2010 by Snackspot # permalink comment
Comment: I've since tried the Spicy Sour Cream & Onion Pringles Xtreme and they are genuinely odd - as MHS says, like two totally different experiences in the same mouthful...
Posted: 16:43 Wed 27-Oct-2010 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: I see they have produced a Roast Turkey variety for you know when. It is in Tesco right now. WHERE THE HELL IS MY PICKLED ONION VARIETY, PRINGLES, EH?! Bah........
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