Dec 7, 2013

Review: Lay's Ketchup-Flavored Potato Chips

Lay's Ketchup-flavored potato chips came to me by way of Canada. We really don't have an analogous Lay's flavor here in the US.

A 270g (9.52 oz) bag was $3.89 CAN ($3.65 US).

Judging from these potato chips, Canadians much really love ketchup. They taste less like ketchup-flavored potato chips and more like potato chip-flavored ketchup.

The ketchup flavor almost completely covers up the potato-ness of the chip leaving you with crunchy ketchup. There's a fairly strong vinegary tanginess to it that reminds a little of vinegar and salt chips but with a sweet tomato component. It's an interesting flavor, I'll give it that.

The color is interesting as well. It's not the red of ketchup but more of a purplish beet red; a novel look but not one that would have me guessing "ketchup flavor."

Overall, Lay's Ketchup-flavored potato chips (over)deliver on the promise of ketchup flavor. I can't say I'm a huge fan (as you won't ever see me sucking ketchup out of its packet) but it merits a try should you ever come across them. If you like eating French fries completely doused with ketchup, this is the chip for you.

Nutritional Info - Lay's Ketchup-flavored Potato Chips
Serving Size - 27 chips (50g)
Calories - 260 (from Fat - 140)
Fat - 16g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 430mg
Carbs - 26g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 3g


  1. In the US, I've had Herr's. Much redder and they use Heinz. Very addictive. Uncle Rays is another one and value priced.

  2. I've never seen those but I'm on the West Coast.

  3. I'll give this a try, Jay and Dan like it so I gotta try it.

  4. The Nardelli's chain of grinder shops in Connecticut has Herr's ketchup chips, and yes, they're very addictive. Excellent color and taste.


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