It’s that time of year again! Lays Chips has released a new batch of weird-o flavors onto the public for us to vote on. Jake, T and I tried this out last year so let’s see how these “Do Us a Flavor” Lays Chips fair this time around.
Here are the crazy new flavors: Southern Biscuits and Gravy, West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, and Greektown Gyro.
[southern biscuits n gravy]
The Biscuits and Gravy chips are the first ones we tried out. They’re just the regular thin chip. When we sniffed the bag it TOTALLY smelled like sausage gravy. It was kind of odd.
Reactions were mild to this one. It was kind of a “whoa, that… really does taste like biscuits and gravy” reaction mixed with “but do I really LIKE this?” The chips were oddly sweet. We concluded these were “okay” but that the sweetness was a bit of a turn-off.
[west coast truffle fries]
The Truffle Fries chips were wavy and slightly thicker. They looked like sour cream and onion chips, but wavy.
The reaction again was sort of, “Hmm.. do I like this? I better eat another one.” The truffle flavor comes through a bit more strongly the more you eat the chips and they have an excellent crunch to them. I really liked these! Jake and T didn’t love them but thought they were pretty decent.
[new york reuben]
I was already dreading this flavor since I already don’t like reuben sandwiches. These are thin, regular chips.
Annnnnnd, the reaction photos. Clearly Jake and I did not enjoy these while T thought they were kind of good. He commented that they “just tasted like pickles” to him. This is the only one that I spit out immediately after eating. Jake can’t stand corned beef and thought these were the worst of the bunch (so I did). These chips have a really sour flavor and they smelled just like corned beef (so weird).
Last but not least are the Greektown Gyro chips which are kettle cooked.
I look like I’m trying to figure out what the hell I’m eating since these didn’t taste ANYTHING like gyro to me. I don’t even know what they tasted like except some odd combination of spices. T thought these were the worst of the bunch and Jake… well, Jake doesn’t look very thrilled, does he?
The winner for us overall were the Truffle Fries chips and over the last few days, are the only ones I’ve gone back to eat again. We found our chips at Vons and Food 4 Less if you’re interested in trying out these crazy chips for yourself!