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Topic: Lays Do Us A Flavor - 2015
Posted By: aleen
Subject: Lays Do Us A Flavor - 2015
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 11:39pm
So Lay's released the new "Do Us A Flavor" test chips today!!!  I actually had this marked on my calendar!  LOL  I have not tried them yet, but I will.  I posted here to get the ball rolling!  

So this year's flavors are (drumroll):

Biscuits and Gravy
Truffle Fries
NY Reuben 
and
Gyro!!!

I want to try them all!  They sound amazing!  I went to Stop and Shop today and....nothing.  No chips, no display, no event, no news cameras, no ribbon cutting, no minor celebrities.  Screw you, Stop and Shop!!!  So yes, I will be trying all four flavors!!!  Tongue


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2015 at 11:48pm

I saw their cappuccino-flavored chips at The Dollar Tree a year or so ago. I don't like coffee so I didn't even consider trying them.




Posted By: aleen
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 12:05am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


I saw their cappuccino-flavored chips at The Dollar Tree a year or so ago. I don't like coffee so I didn't even consider trying them.



I don't like coffee either, and they were nasty!!  Walk away!  Walk far away when you see Cappuccino chips!!!  Mr. Aleen loves coffee and chips and even he hated these!  They don't belong together!!  Ever!


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Posted By: Darthhillbilly
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 1:05am
I'm a biscuits and gravy snob, so that one holds no interest for me. Hate sauerkraut, so that one's a no-go.

Truffle? As in that mushroom thing that pigs root out? I dunno.

Gyro, maybe.


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Posted By: aleen
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 1:54am
Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:

I'm a biscuits and gravy snob, so that one holds no interest for me. Hate sauerkraut, so that one's a no-go.

Truffle? As in that mushroom thing that pigs root out? I dunno.

Gyro, maybe.

Awwww man!!!  These chips just weren't made for you!  Unhappy  That was like last year's chips for me!  I choked down one wasabi chip.  A few of the mango salsa ones and one cappuccino chip...just to say I tried them!  But that was tough going!  The bacon mac and cheese ones rocked, though!


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 2:35am
At least this year's seem more palitable! The cappachino chips were TERRIBLE, and that's from someone who ACTUALLY LIKES COFFEE!

Frankly, my vote is for rueben I love that sandwich!

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Posted By: verminstew
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 3:17am
I can't wait to get my mitts on a bag of the Gyro flavor.


Posted By: Darthhillbilly
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 10:55am
Originally posted by aleen aleen wrote:

Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:

I'm a biscuits and gravy snob, so that one holds no interest for me. Hate sauerkraut, so that one's a no-go.

Truffle? As in that mushroom thing that pigs root out? I dunno.

Gyro, maybe.

Awwww man!!!  These chips just weren't made for you!  Unhappy  That was like last year's chips for me!  I choked down one wasabi chip.  A few of the mango salsa ones and one cappuccino chip...just to say I tried them!  But that was tough going!  The bacon mac and cheese ones rocked, though!

I never saw last year's batch around here, so I didn't get to try any of them. I suppose I'd try any of them if someone else bought the bag and offered.

LOL


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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 11:52am
The Sriacha chips were extremely good(tasted like spicy tomato) and I thought it should have won. I don't know how Garlic Cheese won. Garlic Cheese tasted better than the Chicken and Waffles, but not better than Sriacha....

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Posted By: Darthhillbilly
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 12:23pm
Originally posted by Donathan Donathan wrote:

The Sriacha chips were extremely good(tasted like spicy tomato) and I thought it should have won. I don't know how Garlic Cheese won. Garlic Cheese tasted better than the Chicken and Waffles, but not better than Sriacha....

That's just a matter of personal taste and opinion, obviously more people liked the garlic and cheese than liked the sriracha. I personally don't like the taste of sriracha, so I'm betting I'd have preferred the garlic cheese. Same goes if you happen to not like garlic, you'd hate that chip.

Garlic cheese just sounds more like a flavor that would work with a chip. You already have cheese chips, just add a little garlic and it's a garlic toast chip. 



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Posted By: Donathan
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 1:24pm
Good point, Darth. I guess garlic cheese is more widely accepted than Sriacha....

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Posted By: Darthhillbilly
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 2:15pm
Originally posted by Donathan Donathan wrote:

Good point, Darth. I guess garlic cheese is more widely accepted than Sriacha....

Stop agreeing with me, it makes me have to rethink my thinking.

LOL


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Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2015 at 5:09pm
I'll try the reuben and biscuits and gravy ones. The last round they did, I tried the chicken and waffle, mac and cheese, the Sriracha, and the most gag worthy of the bunch, the cappuccino. The only one that I actually liked was the chicken and waffles. 

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Posted By: aleen
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 12:44am
OK, I've tried them!  And I rank them as follows:

1.  Biscuits and Gravy
2.  Truffle Fries
3.  NY Reuben
and
4.  Gyro

It's almost as if I had ESP listing them in that order before even trying them!  The gyro flavoured chips are the ones I actually didn't like.  The rest of them were pretty good!  So I'm done for another year!


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 3:30pm

Which "truffles" are they flavored like?

These?

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Or these?

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Considering the flavors they've come up with, it wouldn't surprise me either way.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 5:02pm
The truffle flavored chips ought to be Ruffles.

Because as we all know, Truffles Have Tridges.






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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 5:35pm

They could make a steak-flavored kettle chip, and call it Kattle Chips.

Cow Chips probably wouldn't work.



Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 5:57pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

The truffle flavored chips ought to be Ruffles.

Because as we all know, Truffles Have Tridges.




LOLLOL
I have no tribble with that line of thinking.
 
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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

They could make a steak-flavored kettle chip, and call it Kattle Chips.

Cow Chips probably wouldn't work.


Or.... they could make a pork shoulder flavored chip & call them

Chips on a Shoulder.

Or they could make some that look like these guys...



...and call them...






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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 6:02pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

LOLLOL
I have no tribble with that line of thinking.
 

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Something fishy about that idea...






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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 6:14pm
^LOL
Yeah, Chips on a Shoulder got a good laugh here though.


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 6:52pm
You guys!

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 8:04pm
I've seen the big chip displays already. Think if I want 'buscuits & gravy', that's what I'll get - not flavored chips. The whole concept seems silly to me.

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Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 8:09pm
Im a purist potato chip eater. Just a regular bag of lays makes me happy. No flavors please. Never even liked sour cream and chives but will eat them in a pinch.

I dont eat potato chips that often. Theyre a treat for me so I stick to my favorites.

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 8:32pm
I think Lays potato chips are making me fat.
Maybe it's the fried fish I am about to purchase.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 10:06pm
My question is... could Lays potato chips ever help one get laid?

How unfortunate for the Frito Lay Corporation, that due to society's rules of morality & etiquette, they can't take commercial advantage of their name like that.

Bet it drives them crazy.












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Posted By: Papa Lazarou
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2015 at 10:57pm
I imagne the thing that keeps them away from that is that the Lays name isn't international, so they stick to ad campaigns they can lazily carry overseas with a minor name-change.

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Posted By: aleen
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2015 at 1:36am
LOL  Wow!  This has generated a lot of conversation!  Lays Potato Chips *should* result in people getting laid!  There is nothing more attractive than a person scarfing down a bag of Biscuits and Gravy flavoured potato chips!!!  Rowwwr!

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Posted By: aleen
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2015 at 1:37am
OMG, I just realized that I've finally hit the 1000 mark for posts!  Not bad considering I've been part of the forums for 17 years!!!  Jeez!

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Posted By: Papa Lazarou
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2015 at 11:53pm
Well, I finally got to try all four flavours. They haven't been anywhere in town (Only the Lays wavy mesquite BBQ flavor is in stores here), but the Subway has all four. I bought three of them last time, and this time I managed to get the Gyro flavor.

1. Gyro: I kind of like it, kind of don't. First taste is immediately strong and acrid "yoghurt sauce", which is nice, with little hints of that "cools your tongue" sour cream. You can taste the spicing on the meat more as you swallow...but this is kind of the bad thing. the meat-element of the flavor sticks around like an after-taste and feels sort of icky on your tongue. What's worse is this flavor combines with the oil on the chips and just feels a bit greasy sitting there.

Rating: A good attempt, but poorly carried out.


2. Biscuits & Gravy: This one was a bit intimidating for me. I love biscuits, but hate gravy. I lucked out, there's no strong apparent gravy flavor (like the Chicken and waffles chips that had no really strong chicken flavor) and just have that sour floury taste of southern biscuits. Nice.

Rating: I like 'em

3. Reuban: These were excellent. Vinegar-y cabbage and the taste of sweet corn with the subtle saltiness of meat. It did a good job at mimicking its name-sake and didn't over-do some stuff or underwhelm in other areas.

Rating: Danged good

4. Truffle fries: My favourite of the bunch. Admittedly, I've not yet had the pleasure of tasting truffles, so maybe that might change my opinion at some point, but I love the spiced flavourful experience of these. It's excellent.

Rating: BEST

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Posted By: Calvin
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 12:01am
I also tried all four flavors.

Gyro tasted weird and made my breath stink. Definitely my least favorite.

Reuben was the best for me. Tasted like real Reuben sandwich.

Southern biscuits and gravy. Actually tasted like real biscuits and gravy. My second favorite.

Truffles tasted like sour cream and onion with oil. My second least favorite.


Posted By: i8acannibal
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 12:28am
For me it went like this;

1 - (Best) Biscuits and gravy. These had the flavor of actual biscuits and gravy, which I love. Even has the taste of a little black pepper. 
2 - (Really good) Reuben. These tasted pretty close to a reuben sandwich. The sauerkraut, the meat and the dressing were all there.
3 - (Good) Truffle fries - These were good but not quite what I would expect in a chip. Good flavor all around, but a handful was enough for me.
4 - (Worst) Gyro. Tried one. Spit it out. Had to use vodka to get the taste out of my mouth. Granted I've only had gyros a few times, but this wasn't it. Quite possibly the worst chip ever made. AsAsoon as it hit my tongue, all I could think about and wonder was if this is what dogs taste when they eat and lick dried vomit.


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Posted By: Calvin
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 12:36am
Cannibal, thank you. The Gyro chips were gross.


Posted By: DKS
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2015 at 4:32am
Originally posted by Papa Lazarou Papa Lazarou wrote:

Well, I finally got to try all four flavours. They haven't been anywhere in town (Only the Lays wavy mesquite BBQ flavor is in stores here), but the Subway has all four. I bought three of them last time, and this time I managed to get the Gyro flavor.

1. Gyro: I kind of like it, kind of don't. First taste is immediately strong and acrid "yoghurt sauce", which is nice, with little hints of that "cools your tongue" sour cream. You can taste the spicing on the meat more as you swallow...but this is kind of the bad thing. the meat-element of the flavor sticks around like an after-taste and feels sort of icky on your tongue. What's worse is this flavor combines with the oil on the chips and just feels a bit greasy sitting there.

Rating: A good attempt, but poorly carried out.


2. Biscuits & Gravy: This one was a bit intimidating for me. I love biscuits, but hate gravy. I lucked out, there's no strong apparent gravy flavor (like the Chicken and waffles chips that had no really strong chicken flavor) and just have that sour floury taste of southern biscuits. Nice.

Rating: I like 'em

3. Reuban: These were excellent. Vinegar-y cabbage and the taste of sweet corn with the subtle saltiness of meat. It did a good job at mimicking its name-sake and didn't over-do some stuff or underwhelm in other areas.

Rating: Danged good

4. Truffle fries: My favourite of the bunch. Admittedly, I've not yet had the pleasure of tasting truffles, so maybe that might change my opinion at some point, but I love the spiced flavourful experience of these. It's excellent.

Rating: BEST


I've tried all 4 too, and apparently, all the Biscuit and Gravy ones do not taste remotely similar, cause the bag *I* got tasted pretty much like potato chips, with a little gravy, and NO biscuit taste whatsoever. Gravy, a little, biscuits, no. My parents who have also tried them, matched my experience. Okay, but nothing special.

Reuben-tastes very much like it's namesake, best of the lot.

Gyro-I sorta taste what they were going for, but I don't think they quite got it right. Also not a fan of kettle cooked chips, which is another strike against them.

Truffles-I dunno what truffles taste like, these just tasted like chips with a garlic flavor. I like garlic, so they were good, but I can't speak to rather they actually taste like their namesake or not.


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Posted By: Erick Cartman
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2015 at 11:48pm
The cappuccino chips from last year or 2013 were nasty and I can see why they didn't win.


Posted By: verminstew
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2015 at 12:19am
I finally have tried all four flavors.  Funny how things turn out, I expected to like the gyro chips the best and the biscuits and gravy the least.  
#1-Biscuits and gravy-they have a great sage/sausage flavor.
#2-Truffle fries-remind me of a mild sour cream and onion.
#3-Reuben-tastes just like the sandwich.
#4-Gyro-I could taste the dill and gyro-y flavor, but something isn't quite right.


Posted By: DKS
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2015 at 2:43pm
Originally posted by verminstew verminstew wrote:

#4-Gyro-I could taste the dill and gyro-y flavor, but something isn't quite right.


This seems to be a common opinion about that particular flavor. I get what they're going for, but it's just off.


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Posted By: Darthhillbilly
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2015 at 11:23am
Tried the biscuits and gravy ones a few days ago.

The biscuit flavor was a far too subtle, and got lost in the gravy... which was a little too peppery... and this comes from a biscuits and gravy expert. The balance just wasn't there. It was like breaking up a single biscuit into an entire pan of gravy. 

They weren't bad with something, but a handful by themselves got old pretty fast. A couple of chips and then a bite or drink of something to cleanse the palette, and everything was fine... but the next day I just opened the bag and grabbed a couple handfuls in passing, and the flavor built up too much and was actually a little nasty.

I'm still not interested in the other flavors, and won't waste calories on them, so I guess I'll cast my uniformed vote this year for B&Gs.

I give B&G chips a slowly raised Big Dumb Hillbilly thumbs up.


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2015 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by verminstew verminstew wrote:

#4-Gyro-I could taste the dill and gyro-y flavor, but something isn't quite right.
Isn't it common to spread that dill-yogurt (Tzatziki) on gyros? Maybe the chips might be better if dipped in some. 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2015 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:


Tried the biscuits and gravy ones a few days ago.

The biscuit flavor was a far too subtle, and got lost in the gravy... which was a little too peppery... and this comes from a biscuits and gravy expert.


I've never had biscuits and gravy.   I've heard of it, but never knew what it was.   So, I just looked it up.   Seems like a lot of work.





Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2015 at 4:43pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:


Tried the biscuits and gravy ones a few days ago.

The biscuit flavor was a far too subtle, and got lost in the gravy... which was a little too peppery... and this comes from a biscuits and gravy expert.


I've never had biscuits and gravy.   I've heard of it, but never knew what it was.   So, I just looked it up.   Seems like a lot of work.

When I'm distance driving, I eat at a lot of truck stops.
I love biscuits & gravy and I judge diners by them.
I especially like a sunny-side up egg on the biscuit, under the gravy. Lots of gravy.
Takes a while to work it off or sleep it off.
This is 'fat food'


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Posted By: Darthhillbilly
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2015 at 7:37pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:


Tried the biscuits and gravy ones a few days ago.

The biscuit flavor was a far too subtle, and got lost in the gravy... which was a little too peppery... and this comes from a biscuits and gravy expert.


I've never had biscuits and gravy.   I've heard of it, but never knew what it was.   So, I just looked it up.   Seems like a lot of work.


It's not nearly as labor intensive as it is time consuming. If you ever get a hankering to try your hand at it, give me a holler... I got some pro tips for you.

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