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.