Sunday, July 8, 2012

Product Review: Lay's Spicy Ketchup Potato Chips

I've heard for years that ketchup flavored chips are huge in other countries, like Canada.  Now, I've started noticing them more and more on U.S. soil.  I've tried the non-spicy variety before, so I was pretty excited to see this new offering from Lay's in my local grocery store.

These chips are definitely spicy.  My tongue had a good after-burn going for several minutes (which if you read this blog regularly, you know I like the heat.)  Outside of the spice, though, I was pretty disappointed.  I really didn't get a solid ketchup flavor.  To me, they tasted too much like regular BBQ chips, lust a little less tangy, and with a blast of heat on the finish.  Which is even more unfortunate because I don't really like plain BBQ chips.

Bottom line: If you're really wanting ketchup flavored chips, I would recommend Herr's Heinz Ketchup chips.  These Lay's Spicy Ketchup chips aren't terrible, just not my thing.

Rating: 3 out of 5 ghosts.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. I knew it was suspicious that they weren't just called "Ketchup" like the ones in Canada.