Do Pringles Have MSG? – Answered

Some Pringles have MSG while others do not. This article will help you determine the flavors that have MSG and the ones that do not. Let’s quickly get into the information!

Pringles & Added MSG

You can tell if a product has MSG by reviewing its ingredients. The manufacturer is required to list MSG as “Monosodium Glutamate” in the list of ingredients on the label if the product contains it as an added ingredient.

Most Pringles have added MSG as shown in the table below. The products without added MSG are primarily Original flavors with the exception of Salt & Vinegar.

FlavorAdded MSG? (Yes or No)
Sour Cream & OnionYes
Cheddar CheeseYes
Cheddar & Sour CreamYes
Salt & VinegarNo
French Fries & KetchupNo
Hot HoneyNo
Enchilada AdobadaYes
Las Meras Maras HabanerasYes
Minecraft Suspicious StewYes
Dill PickleYes
Parmesan & Roasted GarlicYes
Honey MustardYes
Buffalo RanchYes
Scorchin’ Chili & LimeYes
Scorchin’ BBQYes
Scorchin’ CheddarYes
Scorchin’ Sour Cream & OnionYes
Scorchin’ BuffaloYes
Wavy Applewood Smoked CheddarYes
Wavy Classic SaltedNo
Wavy Fire Roasted JalapenoYes
Wavy Sweet & Spicy BBQYes
Wavy White Cheddar Yes
Original Lightly Salted No
Original Reduced FatNo
Harvest Blends Farmhouse CheddarYes
Harvest Blends Homestyle RanchYes
Harvest Blends Sweet Potato Sea SaltYes
Harvest Blends Sweet Potato Smoky BBQYes

The table above only reflects whether a Pringles product has added Monosodium Glutamate. Be aware that some ingredients may contain natural glutamate and may not be suitable for people sensitive to it.

Why Do Pringles Have Added MSG?

MSG is added to foods for flavoring. It provides a savory flavor and often helps reduce the need for more salt. In addition to snack foods, it’s commonly found in seasonings, soups, dressings, condiments, and processed meat. MSG has been used for over 100 years and was invented in Japan by a biochemist.

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MSG Is Safe?

The FDA states that MSG is “generally recognized as safe”. Countless people consume MSG daily without any health issues of note.

However, health authorities acknowledge that some people may be sensitive to it and experience mild symptoms such as headache, numbness, nausea, and flushing. Research, however, has yet to link MSG with the symptoms reported by people through the years.

Final Thoughts

You should discontinue eating foods with MSG, like most Pringles, if you suspect they are causing health problems. Furthermore, be sure to review the ingredients on the product label if consuming MSG is a concern for you. Ingredients can change without notice and the label will provide the most accurate information.

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