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There have been some seriously strange Pringles flavors over the years (Peppermint Chocolate, Ketchup or Cinnamon & Sugar definitely come to mind), but these upcoming Pickle Rick Pringles may just be the greatest collab since Queen teamed up with David Bowie.
Scheduled to hit your local neighborhood grocery store shelves just in time for the Super Bowl (which is Feb 2nd for all those non-football followers), these limited-edition Pringles were inspired by the insanely popular ‘Pickle Rick’ episode from Season 3 of Rick and Morty. If you haven’t seen it yet (and you definitely should — it’s one of the highlights of the series), Rick decides to shrink himself into a life-sized pickle in order to avoid having to go with his daughter and her family to therapy. Naturally, Rick (*erm* Pickle Rick) ostentatiously ends up taking on a rogue organization with spare animal parts he grafted onto his body after falling in the sewer. If it sounds crazy, that’s because it is.
Not much is known about the new flavor other than the fact that Adult Swim had a helping hand in creating the upcoming ad, which, naturally, will air during the big Bowl. They could be spicy, they could be tangy and they could even come packed with a delicate hint of Szechuan sauce. Either way, they’re bound to be chock-filled of Rick-flavored awesomeness.
Easily one of the most quotable and original episodes of the series, it actually won the 2018 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. Naturally, the best way to celebrate the awesomeness that is Pickle Rick is to turn him into a Pringles flavor. In a recent press release, Gareth Maguire, senior director of marketing at Pringles, reiterated the fandom’s excitement, stating, “We hope the new special edition Pickle Rick flavor will be a hit with the show’s fans.”
Our collective mouths may already be salivating, but we’re going to have to wait till February before we can pop a few Pickle Rick chips in our mouths. Until then, we’ll just have to satisfy ourselves by rewatching all the old episodes on Hulu.