Sup, minions. PlanetoftheCrepes here with the almighty Hamdog to review the 3 new Lay’s potato chip flavors. Two days ago we gone done told you about these hitting the shelves, and today Hamdog and I got our grubby mits on each type. I was able to score the Siracha and Cheesy Garlic Bread chips, while Hamdog found the Sriracha and Chicken & Waffle kind. Here’s what we have to say:
Sriracha Lay’s: I was not impressed by these. They didn’t actually taste bad and certainly had a little bit of heat… but these chips fall SUPER short of the Sriracha title. It tasted more like Tobasco chips… really vinegary and no hint of the Sriracha garlic taste we all know and love. If these were called “Weenisly Hot Tobasco’ Chips” it would certainly be more fitting. But E for effort for attempting to bring more Sriracha flavored things into this world and spreading the love for the Rooster Sauce.
Cheesy Garlic Bread Lay’s: This one was just confusing. The garlic was there, but the cheese flavor was funny. Not “Haha, I saw you slip in dog shit and bust your ass” funny… but “Oh. Um… that’s kinda… funny tasting. Was this a good idea?” funny. I understood what Lay’s was trying to do, but it just wasn’t working. The cheese flavor had kind of a “plasticky” taste to it, and I’m not sure I would ever buy these again. But again, E for effort to Frito Lay for putting out something new and original.
Stoner concoction: Eat Sriracha and Cheesy Garlic Bread chips AT THE SAME TIME. You get your little bit of heat and the garlicky taste. It’s not an “authentic” Sriracha taste, but much better than the Sriracha Lay’s on their own.
Sriracha Lay’s: Too much vinegar, not enough garlic. Reminds me of the Zapp’s spicy creole Tobasco flavor which is one of my favorites. Not Sriracha, but still delicious.
Chicken & Waffle Lay’s: You can taste all the elements from the title of the flavor but it’s still a little plain. If they just added a little more syrup these would be closer to a 4 or 5. I hope these are the ones that get voted in, but I’m sure they won’t because everyone is a pussy and afraid to eat unique and innovated concoctions such as this. I have a lot more respect for Frito-Lay for putting this out even if it is temporarily. We need more companies to grow some balls and try shit like this or we’ll be eating Nacho Cheese and Sour Cream n’ Onion and all the other cookie cutter flavors until the day we die.