Aug 10, 2015

Review: Lay's - Southern Biscuits and Gravy Potato Chips

Lay's Southern Biscuits and Gravy Potato Chips feature the brand's classic potato chips dusted with a seasoning that supposedly tastes like the classic Southern comfort dish.

Southern Biscuits and Gravy Potato Chips are one of the four finalists announced last month from the 2015 Do Us A Flavor contest.

I picked up a 7.75-oz. bag for $2.69.

Upon opening the bag, the first thing I noticed was that the chips had a pleasant black pepper aroma. But that was the only smell to the chips; I detected no notes of onion or smokiness.

The chips sport a light sprinkling of black pepper and, along with the smell, look very much like plain salt and pepper potato chips.

Biting into a chip, my first impression was once again black pepper as the top note. The more chips I ate, however, the more nuance to the flavor I perceived. There's a light creaminess to the seasoning reminiscent of the "sour cream" in Lay's Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips but with a more savory note. I wouldn't go so far as to say that they succeeded in capturing the flavor of actual sausage in sausage gravy, but it's a pretty nice taste.

I didn't really taste anything that could be described as "biscuit flavor," but the seasoning does a fairly good job of mimicking a peppery white gravy.

The chip itself sported that light, delicate crunch of Lay's classic potato chips. The chip texture goes well with the seasoning and helps to keep it lighter (if the flavor had been featured on Kettle Cooked chips, I think it would have been too heavy a snack).

Overall, Lay's Southern Biscuits and Gravy Potato Chips are a fair representation of the taste of Southern white gravy. If you enjoy either salt and pepper or creamy-flavored chips, you might want to try these out before they disappear from shelves.

Nutritional Info - Lay's Southern Biscuits and Gravy Potato Chips
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g / about 15 chips)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 140mg
Carbs - 15g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 2g

By Renee.

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