REVIEW: Lay’s – Spicy Ketchup Potato Chips

Rating: ©©©©-1/4 chips  (lip-smacking)


Relatively speaking, these chips haven’t been on the market for very long, and yet it appears that we may be a little behind with our review of these Spicy Ketchup flavored Lay’s Potato Chips.

We always appreciate when a single chip can spur so many different opinions, and with these chips the jury definitely seems to be out…

Some, like Taquitos like the chips….(we can concur, these chips are definitely “sweet and tangy”, and “the “spicy” part of this flavor” does indeed become present after eating a handful).

Others, like the Fat Guys don’t seem to be “big” fans of the Spicy Ketchup….(and Chip Review does agree, that these are the not the best ketchup flavored chips we’ve ever had either.  That title goes to Old Dutch Canada….it’s true those Canadians do know their ketchup).

And finally, others like The Impulsive Buy feel just like we do, that these are some pretty darn fantastic chips!  We too “understand why Lay’s made these spicy.”  The heat “balances the sweet tomato perfectly and is necessary. The pepper contrasts the sweet vinegar and prevents it from getting boring….can imagine eating ketchup chips sans jalapeño would start to get bland to my taste buds”.

Plain and simple, Chip Review thinks this flavor is Spot On.  These chips taste like Spicy Ketchup.

We’ve said it before on this site, and we’ll say it again, we are not the biggest fans of Lay’s potato chips (especially the Original Potato).  However, we do recognize that they don’t seem to be quite as thin and crumbly as they once were….but that doesn’t change the fact that they are still quite a bit thinner than what we prefer, and their potato chips have no earthy potato flavor.  What we do appreciate is Lay’s ability to put out so many new boundary pushing flavors, so often.

As always, these are our thoughts, we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

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©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

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