It's 2020 and it's time for another Lay's Chip Taste Test!
First a recap of past years. They've been doing this since 2013 and I've been along for the ride ever since.
In 2013 there was Chicken and Waffle, Sriracha, and Cheesy Garlic Bread.
2014 brought Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Cappuccino, Mango Salsa, and Wasabi Ginger.
2015 had West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro, and Southern Biscuits and Gravy.
2016 showcased Chinese Szechaun Chicken, Brazilian Picanha, Greek Tzatziki, and Indian Tikka Masala.
2017 had Everything Bagel with cream cheese, Crispy Taco, and Fried Green Tomato.
In 2018 there was an incredible 12 regional flavors. West Coast Truffle Fries (returning), Thai Sweet Chili, Chile Con Queso, Fried Pickles with Ranch, Bacon Wrapped Jalepeno Popper (returning), Fried Green Tomatoes (returning), Deep Dish Pizza, Cajun Spice, Ketchup (returning), Pimento Cheese, Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice, and New England Lobster Roll.
For 2019 we had Lay's Turn up the Flavor Music Icons with Wavy Electric Lime and Sea Salt (inspired by Pop Music), Flamin' Hot Dill Pickle Remix (inspired by Hip Hop), and Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese (inspired by Rock and Roll).
This year, inspired by Flavor Icons restaurants Lay's has brought us five new(ish) flavors! Kettle Cooked New York Style Pizza, Nashville Hot Chicken, Philly Cheesesteak, Carnitas Street Tacos, and Chile Relleno.
Theresa has seen these up in my snack cabinet and has been wanting to crack them open. Let's get to tasting!
To make these chips, Lay's uses salt, bacon fat, chicken fat, and other spices. To me, these were also really good. I'm a big fan of spicy foods and yes, these chips are spicy. It's a good thing the kids had milk to taste it with. I am getting a hint of chicken flavor, but it's different than the herb-savory chicken flavor you'd get from a bouillon cube. There's no pickle flavor to this either. But it is a hot and spicy chip.