May 1, 2011

Review: Lay's - Kettle Cooked Original Potato Chips

It wasn't too long ago when Frito Lay got into the kettle-cooked potato chips game with Lay's Kettle Cooked Original Potato Chips where the chips are cut a little thicker and fried at lower temperatures in small batches to garned a thicker, crunchier chip.

A 8.5-ounce bag retails for $3.49 but it's not unusual to find them on sale south of the $2.00 mark.

Between regular and kettle-cooked chips, I normally prefer the more textured crunch of the latter but I think with Lay's I might like their regular potato chips a little more.
Lay's Kettle Cooked Chips, while having the requisite crunch and texture, missed a little bit of the potato flavor that I look for. The plain Original flavor is made with sea salt so that might be it but I'm not sure. I think maybe they don't cook them as long?

While I wouldn't turn my nose at a bag of these, I prefer other brands a little bit more. I will point out that Lay's version doesn't seem to suffer from the greasy bag syndrome as other brands I've tried (ahem, *Kettle* *cough*).

Nutritional Info - Lay's Kettle Cooked Original Potato Chips - per 1 ounce serving - about 16 chips (28g)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 90mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - less than 1g)
Protein - 2g

1 comment:

  1. Also, I don't know if it's the cooking process or what but these chips seem disproportionally small to me. Krunchers are better!


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