Lay’s Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken & Waffles, Sriracha Chips Review
Three new flavors, only one shall win…. Let the battle begin!!
So, I was watching TV, which I rarely do but I saw three potato chips flavors and it piqued my interest. I didn’t think much of it because I hadn’t seen any of the snack size ones. It didn’t make any sense to buy 3 bags of the regular size of this stuff since I didn’t know how the chips would taste. Lo and behold, I’m in line at Wal-mart and I see the chips. They looked good. Well maybe just the Chicken & Waffles and the Sriracha chips. It only seemed like it’d be a matter of time before the Sriracha chips came out anyhow. I remember putting sriracha on everything as a child. Especially fried rice. Yum!
First up, we have the Cheesy Garlic Bread. Sounds simple enough but I don’t get why they had to put “bread” on there as a flavor. It threw me off. I can understand “Cheesy Garlic Chips” but “Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips”? Doesn’t sound very enticing to me. Why would I want to eat anything “bread” flavored? C’mon, it’s…bread. The flavor itself was indeed cheesy and garlicky, not in an overwhelming way by any means but it works. Too bad they didn’t have it labeled as CHEESY garlic chips. Hmm… simply put, this taste like the garlic version of a Cheddar & Sour Cream chips. For the people who actually care to read nutrition labels, I’ve provided a pic of each one. You might as well know how bad the chips are for you. Knowledge is power!
Next up is the Chicken & Waffles. Chicken and….waffles. Hmm. Well, I recently did have chicken and waffles as an entree and it was fabulous but how well does it taste as a potato chips flavor? If you’re into kettle-cooked popcorn then this may be for you. It’s heavy on the sweetness but the saltiness is definitely there. Have you ever made a dish too salty and tried to “save” it by adding sweetness to hopefully balance it out? It’s one of those deals. As I’m eating it, I’m thinking where’s the chicken? I absolutely looooooove fried chicken skin. It’s one of my guilty pleasures but I don’t get that with these chips. I really don’t think I could eat a full size bag of this. Sweet, salty, greasiness. As interesting as it seems, I don’t this will make the cut.
Last but not least, we have the Sriracha chips. Not to be biased, but I thought this will be the clear winner. C’mon, it’s sriracha! Who doesn’t love sriracha?! If you haven’t had it before, I would describe it as a spicy ketchup. The consistency is like ketchup while the flavor is spicy. Not crazy Thai hot spicy but more of a medium. For the non-spicy folks, it’s safe to eat it. I promise. Sriracha has gained popularity over the past few years and is commonly known as the “rooster sauce” or “cock sauce”. The color of the chips are more orange than anticipated. The flavor is more vinegary, sweet, spicy. I really had high hopes but it didn’t deliver. It’s sriracha-esque also it has cream cheese, Swiss, and cheddar cheese in it. How peculiar. Imagine if you will, a sweet version of salt & vinegar chips. The spiciness only comes out towards the end.
Hey, at least I’ve tried all three now. I honestly think the winner will be the cheesy garlic bread potato chips. These chips are the most balanced in flavor. The other chips sound good in theory but as far as execution goes, it didn’t seem to go as well. I couldn’t even finish the Chicken & Waffles snack size bag or the Sriracha one either. What do you guys think? Which one shall win? I’m curious to see which one actually makes it.
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