Sunday, March 10, 2013

Product Review: Lay's Sriracha

So I tried the Chicken & Waffles, and the Cheesy Garlic Bread.  Now, I finally got my hands on the Sriracha.

I've had quite a few people lately tell me they don't know what Sriracha is, so I'll try to explain.  Sriracha sauce is a thick, red, spicy sauce made from chili peppers.  You may have seen it in Thai restaurants, in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and a picture of a rooster.

The chips are coated in a red powder.  The first bite reveals the chili peppers, followed by a little vinegar and a slightly sweet aftertaste.  Then, after the second or third bite, the heat kicks in.  WOOOOOOH!!!!  Nice and spicy!  Not quite as blisteringly hot as the Doritos Dinamita (which we refer to as "the devil's chips") but a good lingering afterburn.

 What can I say?  I'm one of those guys who likes a little pain from my snacks.  The Sriracha have my vote for the Lay's Do Us A Flavor contest.  But, the Cheesy Garlic Bread are definitely a close second!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 ghosts.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Product Review: Lay's Cheesy Garlic Bread

My second foray into the Lay's Do Us A Flavor contest finalists is Cheesy Garlic Bread.

I'm pleasantly surprised!  The cheese tastes like a rich mozzarella blend, and garlic is not too strong, striking the  perfect balance of the cheese and garlic flavors.

So far, these beat Chicken & Waffles by a landslide.  But there is still Sriracha to try...  Exciting times.

I would definitely buy these again, should they win.

Rating: 4 out of 5 ghosts.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Product Review: Lay's Chicken & Waffles

The three finalists of the Lay's Do Us A Flavor contest were announced recently.  As a chip connoisseur, I of course want to sample each of the three flavors.

The first flavor I am starting with is Chicken & Waffles. 

This is one of those times when I have to put my personal feelings aside and try to be professional.  What am I talking about?  I'm talking about how one of my Lay's Do Us A Flavor suggestions was Sriracha.  But is my name on the bag?  No, it is not.  Do I get a shot at the million?  No, I do not.  Is this a giant conspiracy on par with JFK and fake moon landing?  Time will tell, my friends.  Time. Will. Tell.  They are wise to fear the French Ghost.

On first bite they have a mostly bbq flavor (the chicken, I guess), followed by a sweet maple taste on the finish (the waffle's syrup?)

I am dissapointed.  They actually tasted like burnt waffles.  I don't know if that was on purpose, or if the chips themselves were actually burnt.

Again, let me stress this is not retaliatory.  This flavor just isn't doing it for me.  Stay tuned for more reviews!

Rating: 2 out of 5 ghosts.