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.
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.
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