Jun 28, 2014

Review: Lay's Pico de Gallo Potato Chips

Lay's Pico de Gallo Flavored Potato Chips was inspired by one of their employees, Samuel Oliveros (at least that's what it says on the bag). If you're unfamiliar with pico de gallo, at its most basic, it's chopped fresh tomato, onions, and chili peppers.

I picked up a 9.5-oz bag for $3.49.

It smells tangy and spicy and, for the most part, that's pretty much how it tastes.

There's a definite tomato tang to the chips, but it's not the fresh tomato of pico de gallo (I'm not sure that's even possible with a powder) but more like the stewed tomato of a marinara sauce. There's a bit of a sweetness to the flavor as well as a decent amount of heat. I can't say it makes me think of pico de gallo though. For one, the onion notes are missing and one of the key qualities of pico de gallo is the fresh-cut, crisp ingredients.

That being said, it does remind be a bit of salsa-flavored chips, but the flavor covers up a lot of the underlying potato-ness of the chips.

Overall, I'm not a fan of Lay's Pico de Gallo Flavored Potato Chips. I didn't like the way it fit together and I think I'd prefer it on a tortilla chip over a potato chip.

Nutritional Info - Lay's Pico de Gallo Potato Chips
Serving Size - 1 oz (28g / about 17 chips)
Calories - 160 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 140mg
Carbs - 16g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 2g