In Malaysia, Pringles has launched a new flavor to its Pringles range: Fruit & Nut Blueberry & Hazelnut Potato Crisps. While many potato chip manufacturers are creating more healthful preparation techniques and communicating the provenance of ingredients, Pringles manages to create a healthy halo around this product, through a flavor profile that has strong health implications. Fruits and nuts are widely accepted as healthy, and blueberries have enjoyed recent popularity for their antioxidant-rich properties. Therefore, this otherwise unhealthy product has created a health slant through the application of innovative flavor. Also notable is Pringles Fruit & Nut Blueberry & Hazelnut Potato Crisps’ sweet-and-salty flavor, a trend that has emerged across food sub-categories.
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