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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


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4 comments :

  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.

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

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

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  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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