this is what we think of the new lay’s potato chip flavors


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

18 Responses

  1. Jinxi says:

    Haha I was actually looking forward to the wasabi ginger one the most! I didn’t like the idea of cappucino or mango salsa – chips aren’t supposed to be sweet! Haha.

    • mary says:

      Hi Jinxi! Yeah… sweet chips are kind of weird, unless they are also spicy and sweet and then somehow it’s okay (at least, to me). If they had had Wasabi I might have gotten it to try purely for research but I don’t reallllllly want to try it, haha.

  2. Kirbie says:

    haha! funny post. where did you find the flavors? i went to three grocery stores over the weekend and only managed to find one flavor: the wasabi ginger one. i got the kettle version and it wasn’t bad. you can taste the wasabi but it’s not overwhelming.

    • mary says:

      Hi Kirbie – Thanks! We got ours at the Vons in the College area but they were not in the chip/snack aisle, instead they were like hidden in a special display by the front registers. T actually was the one that saw them, we had almost given up!

  3. leanne says:

    Ha! I was at Stater Bros and they had all 4 flavors, so I bought them to try. We took the mac n’ cheese and cappucino flavors to a bottle share (because I figured you should take weird chips to a place where lots of people will eat them and you can just leave them behind when you leave). The mac n cheese ones were good – cheesy, smoky, salty. Everyone who tried the cappucino ones basically made the same faces you did – it’s just weird!

    We haven’t tried the wasabi ginger or mango salsa ones, yet, but you’ve got me scared of the salsa ones now! I think I might like the wasabi ginger since I like wasabi peas and such, but we’ll see.

    Such a great marketing ploy on Lay’s part – people may not be repeat buyers, but they’re always going to buy a bag to try the crazy new flavors!

    • mary says:

      Hi Leanne – Yeah, I kind of want to just leave the bags somewhere but they’re open now, no one will trust it. Haha. The cappuccino one was as bad as I thought it was going to be. The flavor is just so wrong! I do feel like the whole contest is a ploy to get people to buy more chips. It totally works though since even though the flavors sounded so weird, I wanted to try them anyway! I just wish I could have found the small bags haha.

  4. your faces haha. A scrunched up face is worth a thousand words. Didn’t the people who come up with the flavors all win a million dollars too??!? If the capuccino person won a million dollars I’m gonna be pretty upset.

    • mary says:

      Hi J.S. – Yes, his face speaks volumes on what he thinks of those chips hahah. There will be one overall winner from the four flavors (the voting is open now) and that person will win a million dollars and then that flavor will be regularly available to buy. I can’t imagine anyone voting for the cappuccino flavor…. ugh! hahah

  5. Thank you for this post! I was genuinely curious about them but couldn’t get my husband to go anywhere near them (as of Sunday, they had them all at the North Park Vons). It’s… pretty much what I would have expected. πŸ™‚

    • mary says:

      Hi! Yeah… I was only iffy about the Mango Salsa, I couldn’t decide beforehand if it would be good or not. I like mango salsa, but wasn’t sure how it would translate in chip form. The mystery is now gone. πŸ™‚

  6. I must be living in a cave because I hadn’t even known of these flavors. Of the four mentioned, the bacon mac ‘n cheese sounds like the only ‘decent’ one that I would actually try. The Cappuccino seems quite vile. Like, why even make a coffee flavored chip? The flavors are so WRONG for a potato chip. That would suck if that flavor wins. I hope it doesn’t.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC! I don’t remember when I first heard of the new flavors but I don’t think they have been out for very long. I saw someone posted them on instagram last week so I had to check them out. I had a pretty strong feeling I wouldn’t like the cappuccino and boy was my feeling right! I don’t know anyone who likes that flavor so I’d be surprised if that won.

  7. Bernie B says:

    I tried the Bacon Mac&Cheese chips and to me they tasted more like potato skins and really not all that special.

    The other bag I tried was the Wasabi & Ginger which was actually pretty good. It brought something unique to the brand and tasted like it’s own thing. I’d have preferred more of a punch from the Wasabi, but you can taste it on your palette after a few chips.

    Even though you may not like regular Wasabi, you might find these good to try.

  8. Lynn says:

    if i were shopping pre-review, i’d probably try the mac&cheese or mango salsa. AND bring them to a potluck or party so I could pass them off if they weren’t good and save a few calories… but I usually stick to the safe flavors like bbq when purchasing! i’m kinda in the mood to forage for snacks in my coworker’s cube now… thanks mary. =p

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn – It’s fun to try new things. If I ever see a little bag of the Wasabi I will try it and add on to this review (though honestly, I have not been actively looking, haha). Forage away!

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