Weighing in on new chips


Amber Hayden

A variety of the new flavors were tested to determine the winner in this chip-off testing.

Trina Goree, Reporter

Yum! I have a new favorite chip flavor, but don’t tell my ex-favorite chip flavor, it will get jealous.

Sorry Lay’s Kettle Cooked Sea Salt and Vinegar flavored potato chips, my new favorite ultimate potato chip flavor is the new Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavor, which was submitted by Meneko Spigner Mcbeth from Sewell, New Jersey.

“My grandmother is Japanese and I have always loved when she would make sushi. My favorite part was mixing wasabi with soy sauce and dipping,” Mcbeth said in a blurb that can be found on the back of the bag of the new Asian-infused chip.

I must admit, I have never been a monogamous chip kind of individual. I’m a firm believer in having choices, and with that, I must name my number two chip flavor: Lay’s Wavy Mango Salsa, submitted by Julia Stanley-Metz from Sacramento. I instantly got the taste of mango when consuming the chips. It was as if I was eating an actual mango. The flavor was not spicy or as hot as I thought a salsa flavored chip would be. On the contrary, it was a delicate flavor that almost had sweetness to it.

“My husband makes the most amazing mango salsa that I can eat for days and put on everything!” stated Stanley-Metz.

I have that same feeling toward the mango flavored chips.

There were two other flavors I did not care much for: Lay’s Cappuccino flavored chips submitted by Chad Scott from Henderson, New York and Lay’s Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese flavored chips submitted by Matt Allen from Troy, Ohio.

I’m glad I embarked on what I consider to be a foodie’s ultimate assignment. I was assigned to review all four flavors of the newly-released Lay’s chips that won the “Do Us a Flavor” contest.

I figured the assignment might be a bit of a challenge, that obstacle of finding all four flavors of chips, lucky for me that turned out not to be the case. The store I went to made it easy for me to find the chips with a huge display in the front, as I entered.

My only complaint is the chips currently can only be found in the large party size, which is a lot of extra chips if you don’t like one or more of the newly-introduced flavors.