Yup. It's a good time to be a food blogger. Chip companies just keep on going, searching for weirder flavors, mixing chemicals like they're egotistical crazy scientists on a series of never-ending dares. "What? You think I can't make a chip taste like a BLT sandwich? HA! I'LL SHOW YOU!"
"I'LL DO IT! I SWEAR! I CAN MAKE CHIPS TASTE LIKE ANYTHING I WANT!"
When our friend let us know that he had seen Lays BLT chips at a Hannaford, I thought he was making it up. When I went to 3 different stores looking for them, I was sure it was some horrible joke. How could something like that exist without me knowing about it? When I finally saw them at Walmart last night, I almost laughed out loud. When I finally tasted them, I actually did laugh out loud.
Why? Because they taste exactly like a BLT sandwich. Try them, you'll see. You'll taste bacon first. Then a weird bread/mayonnaise combination. Then a hint of tomato. You'll never taste lettuce, because maybe, just maybe, that's the 1 flavor they couldn't mimic. But let's be honest here, is the L really that important in the BLT? It's pretty much a filler if you ask me. It's the bread, mayo, tomato and BACON that you want. And that's exactly what you'll get in this bag of chips.
The only problem with these may be the one thing that plagues all weird flavors of chips- lastability. Apparently that's not a word, but you know what I mean. Do they get old quickly? Do you want to eat more than 20 of them? Is this a flavor you want to accompany a meal? Do you want a BLT sandwich as a side to whatever else you're eating? That's the question.
I found that initially, I didn't think they'd work, but when I had them next to a chicken and broccoli flatbread sandwich today, they were still pretty awesome. Overtime, I mostly tasted bacon and the weird but very awesome bread/mayo combo flavor. And slightly weird bacon chips work well as a side. SO, let's hope these last, because although I may not get them as much as some of the other classics on the shelf, these are definitely worth snacking on from time to time. BLT CHIPS! What will they think of next?!
"those chips taste like bread? oh my god..." (he loves bread)