Rating: ©©©-3/4 chips (notable)
As we thought to ourselves “Lay’s All New Limited Edition Spicy Chili & Cheese Kettle Cooked Potato Chips are a pretty darn tasty addition to the L.K.C. line-up….and yet, at the same time…..also very familiar.”
Apparently, a little bit too familiar. A few minutes of Chip Review research and we discovered that a couple of years back we tasted and rated (but no review) Lay’s Kettle Cooked Spicy Cayenne & Cheese Potato Chips, or in other words, what we’re guessing were the SAME EXACT CHIPS!! We can’t verify the accuracy of this statement for, but if we could locate the Cayenne & Cheese list of ingredients we’re more than certain they would look exactly like THESE. We mean come’on, both bags are using the SAME EXACT INGREDIENT PIC! Bunch of kettle cooked, heavily seasoned potato chips, with a large block of white cheese, and a couple of red chili/cayenne peppers sitting directly in front.
So, long story short, we’ve eaten these chips before. That being said, technically we did not review them the first go around, so we will take this time to scribe a few descriptive details regarding their flavor.
Lay’s Spicy Chili & Cheese seasoning is not lacking in flavor. To more or less quote the great Junk Food Guy, these taste a lot like Spicy Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos did a bit too much mingling with Ruffles Sour Cream & Cheddar chips. In other words, the seasoning has plenty of salty and tangy cheese flavor, a decent enough dash of chili pepper heat, and a surprisingly tasty splash of tart sour cream. The flavor combo has been used plenty of times before, but that does not make it any less tasty.
All in all, tasty “NEW” limited RE-edition of Lay’s. We’ll enjoy them while they last.
Chips discovered at Walmart; Villa Park, Illinois
Chip Ratings Scale:
© – return to sender
©© – tolerable
©©© – notable
©©©© – lip-smacking
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