When I think Sriracha, I think of the time I squirted it on a graffiti wall. But then I think of garlic and red jalapeño.
Sriracha's prime flavor components are gracefully captured in these chips without wavering into the realm of parody. It'd be easy to pump either flavor to the extreme, but Pringles has struck a fine balance. First you taste the jalapeño, then there's an aftertaste of garlic that's funky, but still subtle enough to keep these from rocketing to the top of the bad breath foods ranking.
Congratulations Pringles, you've succeeded at capturing Huy Fong's elusive flavor profile and delivering it on a satisfying snacking vessel. That's not to say this is the greatest chip ever created, but I can assure you that once you pop, you won't immediately want to stop.
Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's national food and drink team. He has an unopened bottle of Sriracha that he uses just for photo shoots. Follow him to more pantry confessions at @Dannosphere.