Lay’s is back with another round of unique flavored chips. This time highlighting restaurants around the United States with their iconic dishes. Enter Flavor Icons. A limited time offering that ends 09.10.20. Lay’s makes it somewhat of a difficult task to get all 5 inspirations at 1 location by giving Walmart and 7-Eleven exclusivity to the Chile Relleno flavor. They always do something that makes you shake your good fist at them. I went to Walmart since they showed 4/5 on their website on Monday this week. I just happened to stop for gas on the way and looked inside the Hyvee gas station and there was the last bag, Nashville Hot Chicken. So, I lucked out…I guess.
Here’s my mini review listed in favorite to least favorite order:
Kettle Cooked New York Style Pizza – inspired by Grimaldis in Brooklyn, NY. You get the sauce, the oregano, maybe some hints of meat, and you get the crisp bite mimicking the crust. Bada Bing.
Chile Relleno – inspired by Cocina Azul in Albuquerque, NM. Cheesiness with a nice spice. Even some creaminess with a tang.
Nashville Hot Chicken – inspired by Partyfowl in Nashville, TN. These are the spiciest Lay’s chips I’ve had. You do get a hint of buttery chicken with that Nashville spiced seasoning as well. Very close tie for 2nd place. These > Flamin’ Hot Lay’s.
Wavy Carnitas Street Taco – inspired by El torito in marina del ray, CA. Cilantro. Little bit of onion. Maybe a hint of meat. Some say pork, I didn’t talk myself into though.
Philly Cheesesteak – inspired by Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia, PA. A nice onion and cheese chip. With a very slight beef bouillon taste. I think. Idk. These are just okay.
Let us know what was your favorite!