REVIEW: Lay’s Stax – Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins

Rating: ©-3/4 chips (return to sender)

Lay's Stax - Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins


The antithesis of manufactured, stereotypical, fat soaked, artificial, over-salted, and preformed, flavored potato flakes coming straight at you.  Greasy U.S. bar food, converted into a crunchy, salty snack, delivered in a handy-dandy, easily transportable, plastic container.  These crisps have no essence, no personality.

The ‘good old’ loaded potato skins.  For any of you out there still unfamiliar with this classic bar & grill appetizer (we’re guessing that there aren’t many of you); potato skins are russet potatoes that have been cut in half, and some of the potato innards have been scooped out to make a potato canoe, or bowl.  The halves are then thrown into the deep fryer, once removed they are covered with chopped bacon, and cheddar cheese, and then put under the broiler to melt the cheese.  Lastly, they are topped with chopped green onions, and served with sour cream on top, or on the side.  And the U.S. wonders why we have weight issues….

The only reason why we even gave these potato crisps an additional 3/4’s of a rating, was simply because their flavor wasn’t necessarily off-putting, and the crisps did crunch in our mouths like they were supposed to.  They were relatively edible – in a bland, mish-mash, smoky seasoned salt, sort of way, and they were sprinkled with a colorful confetti of seasonings – light orange (cheddar cheese), red (bacon), and green (onion).  If we didn’t know any better, we would think that those colors were the national colors.

As always we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree.  Let us know.

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