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Potato Chip Flavors


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This picture was taken by a colleague in New Dehli a couple of weeks ago...

I'd be interested in trying the Uncle Chipps Chilli-Cha-Cha, the Kurkure Masala Munch, Lay's Chaat Street, and the Lay's Spanish ...<something> Tango!

Replying to a post that's 8 years old? Oh well, here goes!

We lived in India 2.5 years, and the Lays Spanish Tomato Tango were my 2nd favorite Lays flavor, the first being 'American Cream and Onion'. We didn't eat the Uncle Chipps but the Kurkure made an appearance every now and again.

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I find commercial potato chips too salty these days, and the flavored chips to "artificial" and "chemical" tasting. Most chips are greasy and taste little like potatoes. From some of the posts I've read here, it seems that quite a few people like their chips greasy and/or salty.

Recently I had lunch at a newish neighborhood place, and was surprised to discover that they make their own potato chips. These were the best chips I ever had - not greasy, lightly salted, crisp and crunchy, and a rich potato flavor. Made with good quality, organic potatoes and decent oil. Yummy!

Anyone else prefer homemade or non-commercial chips?

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I didn't know until just now that Blair's--as in Blair's hot sauce--made crisps. Picked up an overpriced bag of the Buffalo flavour from USA Foods, a grocer that is exactly what it sounds like (shelves of hot sauce, junk food and, oddly, toothpaste and the like). They're pretty good. Just not hand cut by honey-skinned virgins or anything like that, which is what you'd expect when paying loopy import prices.

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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'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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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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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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One of my (many) vices is potato crisps. Or, more specifically, new kinds of crisps. A new flavour of something? A dodgy-sounding 'roast turkey and cranberry sauce' special edition of your mediocre 'deli' crisps? I'll be all over it like white on rice. It's hard for me to walk out of a specialist grocery store without blowing a lot of money on imported, 'high end' British and American corn- and potato-based snack foods. And no matter how many times I'm disappointed by stupidly expensive crisps, man, I just keep on going back. A fiend.

 

Anyway, happy news. Local pan-Asian grocer recently expanded its range of savoury snack products. Everything is reasonably priced: on par or cheaper than what you'd pay for a locally made foil-wrapped, air-padded party of starch/salt/grease.

 

Last night's product wasn't even worthy of a photograph. The packaging was what got me into the store. Through the window I spotted it. This ... golden foil bag with a huge, near-pornographic picture of some hot wings on it. All greasy and red. I am very fond of chicken wings. I am very fond of chicken wings that have been assaulted with hot sauce. I had to have these. But, er, yeah ... avoid, kids. Avoid. This Japanese product--a 'corn snack'--was akin to croutons in appearance. Only the texture was more like dodgy supermarket white bread than had been lightly warmed in a pool of scary-smelling vegetable oil than actual toast. Now, croutons flavoured like hot wings? That's an idea I could get behind. But greasy, soft puffs of corn that tasted like nothing in particular? Not even salt? Pfft. I'd pick up another packet to take a photo but ... yeah ... no. 0/5 stars.

 

Today's selection is significantly better. Enter the CALBEE, Inc-brand Hot and Spicy Flavoured Grill-a-Corn (dig the ... masculine corn cob chilling, sans sunglasses, on a ... tanning bed? on a gurney under a range hood? on the packaging). Prepared and packed in China for the Japanese market. Product is corn-based, obviously, and is a somewhat superior version of a product Australians are very familiar with: Twisties. The level of heat isn't, unfortunately, as bold as the front of the packaging suggests. Mild without being boring. Only a slight background note of arse. Barely detectable under the chilli powder/paprika double team. The soy sauce and flavour enhancer mean this bad boy packs a fair bit of umami: something lacking from many snack foods, something that earns Calbee Grill-a-Corn an extra point. Not much corn flavour but, hey, like anyone would be surprised by that. 3.5/5 stars.

 

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