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New Lays Potato Chip Flavors

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Has anyone tried the 4 new customer suggested flavors of Lay's Potato Chips? I did and I like them all. Quite different range of flavors! Mango Salsa, Bacon Mac and Cheese, Wasabi Ginger, and Cappuccino.

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Ok, so yesterday I had about 2 chips of each flavor. Today the bags were still there, so naturally I had handfuls of each one and am not as excited as I was yesterday. Bet the bacon mac will win, although the wasabi ginger was probably my fave. Funny how the coworkers that I know actually venture out of our little town were the only ones that liked any of them, and the others that are more 'country' didn't.

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We tried the bacon mac and mango salsa versions. (We didn't see wasabi ginger, and couldn't quite imagine how cappuccino would play well with potato chip so left it on the shelf.) The bacon mac didn't have much bacon in evidence, to us; we thought it was darn close to the standard sour cream and cheddar flavor of chips. As for the mango salsa, it didn't work for any of us. For me, the sweet gunk was jarring (compared to, say, the sweetness of the bbq flavoring, which I don't find offensive). My MIL is a cilantro hater, and there were enough cilantro-heavy chips to turn her off. My husband was meh about them. I'm not sure any of them is good enough to stay.


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I tried the Wasabi ginger

 

Just wasn't a big fan,  tasted way to artificial


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I've ate quite a few Mango Salsa chips - alas when we went to the local grocery store they only had Wasabi Ginger left - saying something perhaps.

 

So based only upon the Mango Salsa chips - I like this years batch a lot.  Then again I liked the sriracha last year.

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Here in Canada, the four flavors are Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Bacon Poutine, Tzatziki and Cinnamon Bun. I haven't tried any of them.

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I tried the cappuccino chips.  Not horrible, but not something I wanted to eat very many of, or would bother to eat again.  There was a definite milkiness and a cinnamon presence.  Too sweet and cinnamony for me, I prefer nutmeg in my cappuccino and don't add sugar.  The coffee and potato chip flavors did not elevate each other - you get one, then the other.  The whole is not greater than the sum of its parts.

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all seem a bit forced to me, cappucino doesn't even sound like anything I'd want to try, I like coffee, but only in a cup, not in a cake/rub/anything and with chips it sounds downright evil to me, LOL

I'd try the wasabi and mango, but am not curious enough to buy a whole bag. bacon mac & cheese sounded interesting until I read about the lack of bacon flavor above, doubt I'll buy that either.

 

I would love to see a hungarian paprika flavor though, as they sell in Germany. No chip in the whole US comes close to those, unfortunately. Or fortunately I guess ;-)

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I tried the Bacon Poutine ones. I ate the whole bag so I guess they were ok. I would like more of a gravy flavour. The bacon and cheese were prominent. Not sure about cinnamon flavoured but who knows what I'll try next.

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The bacon mac and cheese had no "mac and cheese" flavor  .... TO ME


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I tried only the Bacon Poutine so far. I ate the whole bag so I must have liked them well enough but I found the gravy to be the only pronounced flavour. I didn't really notice the cheese or bacon. I bought the Tatziki too but haven't tried them yet. I will probably try the Jalapeno Mac and Cheese ( I can't quite figure out what the macaroni will add - perhaps just Jalapeno and Cheese would have been simpler ) but I can't quite see myself buying the Cinnamon Bun style. I guess since it made the short list it must have impressed a few people and I should broaden my horizon but it just sounds wrong to me.

 

I am annoyed though. I submitted an entry for Bacon Poutine flavour. I was surprised when I saw it in the store with someone else's name on it. At this time I am OK but if this imposter wins the big prize I will have to change to Pringles! On the other hand I already have my flavour idea for next year's contest so I guess I can't write Lays off just yet ;)   I can take some personal satisfaction that my flavour made the cut even if I didn't get the credit for it. My wife just can't believe that her Spicy Samosa entry didn't make the grade. I thought hers was a pretty good flavour too.

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Cinnamon Bun is tasty - I like it! I like things that are sweet-salty.

 

Jalapeno Mac & Cheese is boring. 

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Surprising to me..Cinnamon Bun. Loved them. Wasn't sure about a sweet chip as my fav has always been bbq but it works.

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We tried the bacon mac and mango salsa versions. (We didn't see wasabi ginger, and couldn't quite imagine how cappuccino would play well with potato chip so left it on the shelf.) The bacon mac didn't have much bacon in evidence, to us; we thought it was darn close to the standard sour cream and cheddar flavor of chips. As for the mango salsa, it didn't work for any of us. For me, the sweet gunk was jarring (compared to, say, the sweetness of the bbq flavoring, which I don't find offensive). My MIL is a cilantro hater, and there were enough cilantro-heavy chips to turn her off. My husband was meh about them. I'm not sure any of them is good enough to stay.

Funny there wasn't any cilantro in the bag I bought.  They were ok and I left the remainder with my sil to finish


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Finally found a bag of the wasabi ginger to try and I kind of like them.  Sure there's an artificial component like there is in most flavored chips, but I don't find it off putting.  Thinking about making an Asian flavored onion dip to go with them.

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So, the wife brought home sample bags of three new Lay's flavors yesterday, biscuit and gravy, gyro, and reuben sandwich.

 

We found all three to be pretty vile, no likeable one like the wasabi ginger.  The best of the worst was the reuben which tasted vaguely like a sauerkraut chip.  Both the gyro and the biscuit had a kind of muddied artificial meat thing going that to us was off putting.  Seems to me those are flavors that would be hard to paint on a chip.  But, three people won a million bucks.

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OK, please tell me the appeal of weirdly flavored potato chips. I mean, when I do eat potato chips (which is not terribly often because, as is appropriate for the brand being discussed in this thread, I have a ridiculously difficult time stopping at one, or three, or...), I want them to taste like potato chips. If I want any additional flavor(s) to augment my chips, I'll dip them in something tasty that doesn't contain nasty artificial crap.

 

That said, I've been known to buy Kettle Brand Sriracha Potato Chips, mainly for Ms. Alex, but I do indulge in a few occasionally. (It's a safe chip for me; more than a few gets to be too much.) The ingredients aren't all that off-putting, either.

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"""   I want them to taste like potato chips. If I want any additional flavor(s) to augment my chips, I'll dip them in something tasty  ""

 

Kudos your way.

 

​then there is the Corn Chip .....  it's best friend is guacamole.

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So, the wife brought home sample bags of three new Lay's flavors yesterday, biscuit and gravy, gyro, and reuben sandwich.

 

We found all three to be pretty vile, no likeable one like the wasabi ginger.  The best of the worst was the reuben which tasted vaguely like a sauerkraut chip.  Both the gyro and the biscuit had a kind of muddied artificial meat thing going that to us was off putting.  Seems to me those are flavors that would be hard to paint on a chip.  But, three people won a million bucks.

Just in the grocery store this afternoon and a couple were commenting on the flavors.  The only one that looked interesting was the truffle fries .....


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I've recently tried all four of this year's flavors.

I've never tasted truffles before so the Truffle Fries were an unknown flavor to me. They were okay but didn't "wow" me.

Also, the Truffle Fries chips were wavy/ridged, where the other three flavors were regular potato chips. 

 

The Reuben chips were odd tasting. I could discern a faint caraway flavor and a tartness which could have been either the sauerkraut or mustard. I'm not a fan of mustard on chips (they reminded me of Doritos Hamburger flavored chips from a couple of years ago which I didn't like either).

 

The Southern Biscuits and Gravy were a surprise. I could taste the sage from the "sausage" and they had a creaminess/mild cheesiness. They were different enough from other potato chip flavors that I would consider buying them again.

 

The last flavor I tried was the Greektown Gyro. The flavor that stood out for me with these chips was the Tzatziki flavor. I could discern dill (it wasn't strong) and an almost faint cucumber-ish flavor. I would consider buying them again, because they tasted different from other flavored chips.

 

I could not taste any fake "meat" flavors in any of the chips. 

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