BIJOU-REVIEW: Lay’s Stax – Hot’n Spicy Barbecue

Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips  (notable)

Lay's Stax - Hot & Spicy BarbecueThese are just plain old delightfully eatable.

Nothing mind blowing, and nothing out of the ordinary. Just exactly what Lay’s said they should be, and what we were expecting they would be.

The barbecue half of the flavor equation stuck to a traditional sweet recipe that was heavy on the brown sugar and molasses, while also providing just enough tomato powder to drive home that BBQ essence.

As for the Hot’n Spicy half, well it’s certainly nothing that is going to have you reaching for milk, or even wiping a drip of sweat from your brow, but it is present in both chipotle chile pepper (also providing that smoky background note), and red pepper extracts.

Quick couple of questions for you out there:

  1. Why does it seem like chip companies feel it necessary to always use two adjectives to describe their chips?  More importantly, in instances where those two adjectives are the practically, if not, exactly same??  Is it simply to reiterate something?
  2.    And what is with the multitude of different spellings for the word: BBQ, Bar-B-Q, Barbecue, Barbeque??  Is there actually an original one, or a correct one?

As always, these are our thoughts, along with the thoughts of another, and we would love to hear what you think.  Agree or disagree, let us know.

Stax discovered at Walmart; Villa Park, Illinois

Lay’s Stax Official Website

Chip Ratings Scale:

(1/4 increments)

© return to sender

©© tolerable

©©© – notable

©©©© – lip-smacking

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