In my last Pringles update I mentioned that I sampled the Xtreme flavor Sizzlin’ Sweet BBQ. Last week I picked up another Xtreme flavor, Ragin’ Cajun. I suspect it has been available for awhile but I mistook it for Sizzlin’ Sweet BBQ (the graphics on the cans look very similar) so I didn’t pick it up earlier. It’s the 38th flavor in my rankings (I haven’t added it to my master list yet, that should happen later this week or next week).
As I perused (and I use peruse in its true form, meaning to examine carefully) the Pringles flavors at the grocery store last week I saw a hotness scale on all the Xtreme flavors. Since I had only seen the scale on Sizzlin’ Sweet BBQ before I decided to see which flavor resided at the top. And that’s how Ragin’ Cajun was brought to my attention.
Ragin’ Cajun (8.8, 8.8, B+). Is Ragin’ Cajun worthy of a fire extinguisher rating? It’s a matter of perspective. For a Pringles flavor it is quite hot. I’m not sure that the aftertaste is any hotter than Sizzlin’ Sweet BBQ, but the initial taste is. The flavor is a mix of tomato, paprika, onion, and pepper. It has potential as a standalone or a companion crisp. I like it, though I don’t consider it one of my favorites.
It pleased me to see no 100 crisps guarantee on the can or peel off seal. Instead of a misguided 100 crisps guarantee the peel off seal contains a warning to the consumer.