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Quick Fire Review : Lay’s Flavor Icons

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!

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