Longtime reader Diana asked me if I was going to try the new flavors of Lay's chips. I wasn't - several other websites have already done it and I didn't really think they sounded all that good. But for Diana, I decided to. In Brooklyn, however, the Walgreens were sold out.
But I managed to find them in Pasadena.
The Sriracha chips were good, but they didn't taste (to me) like Sriracha. The vinegar blast was there, which I loved, but the chili flavor was missing. It tasted more like a barbecue chip instead of spicy. I will finish the bag, but don't plan to buy any more.
I will be brief: the Chicken & Waffles chips were one of the worst things I have ever eaten. They tasted like maple syrup and nothing else, not even salt.
There is nothing else in the world quite like the ultra-buttery, ultra-cheesy garlic bread you get at restaurants, right? It's not something I would call "good" but I always end up eating a few more slices than I should. These chips come damn close to that flavor and I ate more than I should have, more than I wanted to, but I couldn't stop. I have never tasted chips with this combination of cheese and butter. (The garlic flavor was lacking but I say that about everything.)
I probably won't buy any of these again, but if I do it will be these cheesy garlic bread chips.