The fourth Thursday in February has been designated National Chili Day! We're celebrating with homemade Chili and these Limited Time Lay's Game Day Chili flavored chips!
I've been holding onto these chips for just such an occasion. Today is perfect!
Theresa very loosely follows the recipe "It's Chili by George" on allrecipes.com. She's been using this recipe for years and had subbed out ingredients for ones that she likes better. Instead of kidney and pinto beans, she uses black beans and great northern beans, adds a can of corn, and doubles the spices except for the cayenne and chili powder.
I like how the Lay's bag has a good picture of their ideal bowl of chili.
The back throws out buzzwords like Hearty, Cook-Off, Crispy, and Touch Down!
Theresa's chili is delicious, and I topped it with sour cream and cheese, similar to the picture above.
These chips look heavily spiced,
Time to taste them! The kids dug right in.
Ian doesn't hide his feelings very well. He said they were spicy, but the rest of us are feeling pretty much the opposite. These chili chips are disappointingly bland. Richard and I tried them at the same time and we were both trying to find a distinguishing flavor. Theresa suggested they were a light barbecue flavor, but lacked the normal sweetness that might come with them. Alli thought they were good.
Looking at the ingredients, they say there's tomato powder, onion powder, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, and other spices.
So, the chips were just alright. Nothing special to us.