Thanksgiving limited edition Pringles Friendsgiving Feast Turducken kit with turkey, duck, chicken, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin pie flavored crisps at Chicago Tribune on November 6, 2019

Pringles flips not one but three birds this year with Friendsgiving feast turducken kits, being released Thursday.

Each kit includes six different Pringles flavors: turkey, duck, chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The poultry-flavored chips are meant to be stacked together for a turducken experience, with the others as sides.

A turducken is a deboned chicken, stuffed inside a deboned duck, stuffed inside a deboned turkey. Friendsgiving is celebrated with friends around Thanksgiving.

“For our third year, we created the perfect kit for those who are infatuated with the Thanksgiving meat masterpiece that is the almighty turducken,” said Gareth Maguire, Pringles senior director of marketing, in a release from the Battle Creek, Michigan-based company.


The Thanksgiving limited edition Pringles Friendsgiving Feast turducken kit with turkey, duck, chicken, cranberry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin pie flavored crisps were sample at the Chicago Tribune on Nov. 6, 2019.

You can try buying the Pringles Friendsgiving feast turducken kits online for $15.99, starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, but for a limited time only while supplies last. But, last year the Pringles Thanksgiving special sold out in 41 minutes according to the Detroit Free Press.

Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie Pringles were offered last Thanksgiving. Cranberry sauce was available in previous years. Duck and chicken Pringles are new to this country, but a Peking duck with hoisin sauce is available in the UK, where roast chicken was once sold too.

We tried a sample in the Chicago Tribune test kitchen, since they’re probably going to sell out again, and someone still lists last year’s kit on eBay for $5,000.

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While this year’s kit is cute, the Pringles don’t come in cans, but a tray instead, with only seven of each of the six flavors. That’s 42 Pringles total for about 16 bucks.

And what do you get for that? Here are some of our tasting notes.

“The thought of turducken Pringles had me perhaps too excited,” wrote Nick Kindlesperger, Food & Dining reporter, who’s probably eaten more poultry than anyone in Chicagoland this year. “All three of the meat flavored chips tasted ever so faintly like meat, but none came close to replicating the savoriness of the real thing. The sides, on the other hand, were shockingly close. That’s especially true of the cranberry sauce, which was nicely tart and a little sweet. Still, don’t let this come anywhere close to my Thanksgiving table.”

“Only tried the poultry ones,” wrote Jennifer Day, books editor. “It’s like eating bouillon cubes.”

Chicken was the favorite, however, for Princie Kim, a sophomore at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism and visitor to the test kitchen. “It tasted exactly like the fried breading off a chicken tender, which I’m not opposed to at all.”

Because of the limited number of chips, we only tasted half a chip each, not a bad thing with the pumpkin pie. “If a half chip made me feel like I inhaled an entire pumpkin spice Yankee Candle, I don’t want to know what a full chip would have done to me,” wrote Kim.

For me, as a connoisseur and collector of chips, the chicken did indeed capture a greasy, fried profile nicely, but the cranberry stood out for its surprisingly bright and spiced notes.

We’ll never know, though, about the prosecco and pink peppercorn Pringles seized by authorities in Italy last month, according to The Guardian, for the unauthorized use of the name of the Italian sparkling wine.

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