For those who appreciate the kitschy joy of consuming novelty foods: Yesterday I was at my cheapo-local boxmart, and decided to try one of the Lay’s brand flavored potato chips. Currently, Lay’s has a campaign called “Do Us A Flavor,” and they have a variety of novelty-flavored chips to try. If you create a chip and it’s well received, you could (potentially) win a million dollars.
One flavor caught my eye — particularly because my 10-year old and I happen to love this flavor combination. So I grabbed a bag and took it home for the family to experience.
The conclusion: Horrifying.
The chips are thicker, Kettle-style in density, whose crunch and texture are perfect. No qualms there. Visually, the chips have the deep-golden hue of bouillon and unsurprisingly, a light-brothy flavor. And that’s when the gross punches you in the face. Just as the soup-flavor can be discerned, an overriding oiliness coats the tongue, just slickery enough to leave the mouth feeling assaulted by a sickening aftertaste of maple syrup. Eew.
Every person in my household (and I have a ton of junk food fanatics at home) HATED these things. My kids are not discerning creatures — they’ve eaten the vomit flavored Bertie Bott’s Beans with less disgust than expressed at the Chicken & Waffle chips. My kids were literally offended. By junk food.
In fact, I have yet to speak to a single person anywhere who likes these chips.
My junk food verdict: Be ye not so stupid. AVOID.
…I have higher hopes for the Sriracha flavor. Anyone else try these Lay’s flavors yet?