My review of Lays (Canada) Bacon Poutine chips:
Short version: Meh.
The internet is nuts for bacon, as true bacon deserves. And even many fake bacon flavours are reasonable. This includes my absolute favourite brand of chip. Ruffles Sour Cream and Bacon, which is my crack. I had high hopes for this contest offering.
Unlike the *shudder* Cinnamon Bun chips, these are more of what a casual consumer looks for in a chip. Salty. And that’s about it. It took me awhile to isolate any kind of personality to the saltiness of this chip. It definitely wasn’t bacon and there was no squeaky cheese curd goodness that poutine lovers treasure. Nope. When it came down to it this would be better called ‘brown gravy from a can’ chips. Not good beef gravy just ‘brown’.
These aren’t a bad chip, but they aren’t very memorable and certainly don’t live up to the promise of their name.
Oh Lays. Two down. Two to go.
My review of Lays (Canada) Cinnamon Bun chips.
Short version: AVOID.
The scent that wafted out to greet me upon opening the bag was full of promise. Sweet lovely cinnamon bun. Not just cinnamon! That special warm smell of cinnamon and sugar and frosting. I’m usually a fan of sweet and savory and both my wife and daughter had already said it was surprisingly good.
No. Bad chip. BAD.
The first lone chip flooded my sinuses with the aroma of frosting and..not salt…not potato… I’m not sure what it was/is. It wasn’t good.
HOWEVER! As a chip eater I know that it takes more than one bite to really appreciate a flavor and clearly this intense burst of sensation was just my mouth resetting. True enough the next chip wasn’t such a shock to the system. In fact, with each chip it seemed like the cinnamon flavor was getting less and less. Hm. Interesting. In fact, it was getting almost bland. I could distinguish the bare potato carrier quite distinct from the powdered flavor coating.
Okay. Time for the next test. As anyone knows you don’t always eat a chip at a time. With a moment’s resolve I scooped up a large pinch of chips and filled my mouth with it.
BAD CHIP. BAAAAD CHIP!! Once I cleared my mouth I began to gulp water and milk to wash my mouth out and snort/exhale like a cat with the sneezes to clear the cloying fake frosting from the nasal passages. It was a lingering horrible artificial sweetness, not the loving Sunday morning breakfast love of a fresh cinnamon bun.
I will gladly leave the remainder of this bag to my family. If they hadn’t said they liked it I would be even happier to toss the rest of these in the trash. Hell I would burn them in my driveway. Do not abuse yourself with these chips.
Sorry Lays. Last year’s “Grilled Cheese and Ketchup” is the gold standard I’m measuring you against. These are like the bad auditions at American Idol that show up on the Best of the Worst reel.
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