Pringles and Doritos are two of the most popular snacks eaten worldwide, but is one truly better than the other?
In this article, I’ll be comparing Pringles and Doritos against each other in various categories, including nutrition, ingredients, cost, and flavor.
Read on to see the complete comparison and take part in our poll to tell us which is your favorite and help future readers find out which is best for flavor.
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Pringles Vs. Doritos Nutritional Comparison
To get started, we’ll review Pringles against Doritos nutrition to find out which (if any) is the better option when it comes to calories and other factors such as carbs and fat.
To keep things as accurate as possible, I’ll be comparing like-for-like serving sizes of 28g (1oz), which is the recommended serving for each snack.
I’ll also be comparing similar flavors, which are Original Pringles and Cool Ranch Doritos, to keep things as similar as possible.
Best for Calorie Content
We’ll look at calorie comparison in the first category, comparing both snack types using the same serving size.
Using nutritional information directly from the manufacturer, I can confirm that Pringles and Doritos contain the same amount of calories at 150kcal per 28g (1oz) serving.
|Snack Type||Calories Per 28g Serving|
Best for Carbohydrate Content
As you’d expect, both kinds of snacks are high in carbohydrates, but Doritos have slightly more carbs per serving at 18g compared to Pringles at 16g per 28g.
|Snack Type||Carbohydrates Per 28g Serving|
Best for Protein Content
Neither Pringles nor Doritos are a high protein snack, but if this is a consideration for you, Doritos are the best option in this category because they contain 2g of protein compared to pringles which have 1g per 28g (1oz) serving.
|Snack Type||Protein Per 28g Serving|
Best for Fat Content
Both types of snacks are relatively high in fat compared to some healthier choices, but Doritos are slightly lower in fat at 8g per serving compared to Pringles, which contain 8g. Doritos are also lower in saturated fat at 1g compared to Pringles at 2.5g.
It’s also worth pointing out that neither Pringles nor Doritos contain trans fat per serving.
|Snack Type||Fat Per Serving||Saturated Fat Per 28g Serving|
Best for Fiber Content
If you’re looking for a higher fiber snack, then neither Pringles nor Doritos are going the best option be for you. Nutritional information confirms that both have the same dietary fiber per serving at 1g per 28g (1oz).
|Snack Type||Dietary Fibre Per 28g Serving|
Best for Sodium/Salt Content
When it comes to sodium content, Doritos have more per serving than Pringles, with 190mg of sodium per serving compared to Pringles, which contain 150mg per 28g (1oz).
To put this into the context of how much sodium you should have per day, Pringles contain 7% of the recommended daily value compared to Doritos, which contain 8%.
|Snack Type||Sodium/Salt Per 28g Serving|
Best for Flavor/Texture
When it comes to the best flavor and texture, it isn’t easy to do without performing an impartial poll to get a true reflection of the public opinion.
Both Pringles and Doritos come in a variety of great flavors; they’re moreish and also have a great texture, so for that reason, I’m leaving it for you to decide which you like best by voting in our poll.
Choose your favorite in the poll below to reveal the votes so far (no personal information required):
Best for Price
Because Pringles and Doritos are sold in different-sized packs, I’ve worked out the price per serving instead of cost per pack to keep things fair.
This information is based on data at the time of writing (February 2022); please note that prices vary between stores, so this information is based on an average.
A 9.25oz pack of Cool Ranch Doritos costs $3.48 and contains around nine servings per pack, and a 5.2oz can of pringles costs $1.78 and contains approximately five servings.
Based on this information, Doritos cost $0.39 per serving compared to Pringles, costing $0.36, which means Pringles cost slightly less than Doritos.
Based on calories, nutrition and cost, I can now announce a winner of the Pringles Vs. Doritos, it’s a very close contest, but the winner is… Pringles!
Although both snacks are the same when it comes to calories, Pringles won the title for being slightly lower in carbs, sodium and for being the best when it came to cost.
Of course, neither snack is ever going to fall into the healthy food category, so this is purely based on the data differences between the two.
It’s also worth noting that I’ve not included flavor because this is subjective, but you can find the winner of our poll in the section above.
|Comparison Category||Winner (Pringles or Doritos)|
|Best for Calorie Content||Both the same|
|Best for Carbohydrate Content||Pringles|
|Best for Protein Content||Doritos|
|Best for Fat Content||Doritos|
|Best for Fiber Content||Both the same|
|Best for Sodium Content||Pringles|
|Best for Price||Pringles|
The table below shows the ingredients in Original Pringles compared to the ingredients in Cool Ranch Doritos (directly from the manufacturer).
As you can see, the main difference between the two is that Pringles are a potato-based chip compared to Doritos, which are a corn-based chip.
In this comparison, Doritos contain more ingredients than Pringles because we’re comparing Original Pringles with Cool Ranch Doritos, which have more flavor-type ingredients.
|Pringles Ingredients||Doritos Ingredients|
|Dried potatoes, vegetable oil (corn, cottonseed, high oleic soybean, and/or sunflower oil), degerminated yellow corn flour, cornstarch, rice flour, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, salt, wheat starch.||Corn, Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, And/or Sunflower Oil), Maltodextrin (Made From Corn), Salt, Tomato Powder, Lactose, Whey, Skim Milk, Onion Powder, Sugar, Garlic Powder, Monosodium Glutamate, Maltodextrin (Made From Corn), Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Dextrose, Malic Acid, Corn Syrup Solids, Buttermilk, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sodium Acetate, Artificial Color (Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5), Spice, Citric Acid, Disodium Inosinate, and Disodium Guanylate.|
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References Used for this Article
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from both the original producers and the USDA; the links below contain the source information: