Not Your Typical Chips
I absolutely love waffles. Homemade waffles are by far one of my favorite things to eat. I love to make them then, while they are hot, dip them into insane amounts of syrup. Mommy says that I am a diabetic in training. Its pretty gross just how much syrup I dip them into. On the occasions I make them, Mommy and Taylor watch me eating them as if I was a monkey at the zoo. I love waffles on their own, with nothing but syrup. I have never had the classic Southern combination of Chicken and Waffles but, when I heard Lay’s was coming out with a chip of this flavor, I knew I had to try it. Lucky for me, on a trip to Wal-Mart last week, I spotted the chips. Let’s just say these are Not Your Typical Chips.
I had read a review of these chips last week and the blogger did not like them at all. I went into these chips with no opinion at all – I simply wanted to see what they were all about. When I opened the bag, I was not hit with any overwhelming flavors. Removing some chips, I found them to be thicker than a normal chip – closer to a kettle cooked chip yet, not quite as crispy. The chips looked more similar to regular chips, with a dousing of seasoning, then the shape that kettle chips take. With no reservations, I tried my very first Chicken and Waffles potato chip.
As I ate this chip, I was immediately reminded of McCormick’s Chicken In a Bag seasoning. The flavor on these chips tasted exactly the same. This combination of flavors, and salt, is all that consumed my mouth as I ate the chip. After swallowing the first chip, I licked my lips and found the extra seasoning to taste the same – chicken all the way. I could easily pinpoint the flavor of these chips as chicken yet, I would never associate those warm delicious waffles with them. I tried a few more chips and found the flavor to remain the same…there was no taste of waffles in sight. After I tried 4 chips, I let the flavors all sit in my mouth. Even after letting them sit for a few, there were no waffles or syrup to be found.
I don’t think that Lay’s nailed the flavor of this chip. Yes, they got the chicken aspect – there is no doubt when you eat these chips that they are chicken. But, they simply did not incorporate the waffle flavor at all. If I would have tried these chips, without seeing the bag, I never would have associated waffles with them. While the chip does indeed taste different from others, it does not live up to its name. The flavor is decent enough where I would have them again but, would not purchase another bag. Lay’s really had a chance to nail something amazing here however, they fell short. I will be left to imaging a stack of homemade waffles and syrup. These may be Chicken and Waffle flavored chips but, they are Not Your Typical Chip.