Friday, July 6, 2012

Spicy Ketchup Lay's

Wait, what? Spicy ketchup? 


Lay's has been putting out ketchup chips in Canada for years. Why they've never bothered making them in the US (while making seemingly every other flavor imaginable including incredibly weird stuff like BLT chips at the same time) has always confused me. Well, I guess I'll take what I can get.

These are ok, but unfortunately, they just make me want ketchup lay's. How can I enjoy something when I know there's a better version of the same thing in existence? It's like watching a crappy local cover band down the street from the actual band. It's like looking at a picture on your phone of a beautiful view while the actual view is right behind you. It's like watching porn when... well, you get it. It's like sugar free ice cream or soy anything. Sure- at first it may seem like the real thing, but after a little while, the difference becomes more obvious and you're left with a lingering voice in the back of your mind saying "why don't you just eat ketchup chips instead of this BS version?"

Well, because I can't. And that makes me sad.

These taste like ketchup chips at first, and Lay's makes some solid ketchup chips. The thin chips really let the flavor blast through. At first, I was excited. But the spice suddenly hits afterward, and you're left with a slowly building burn that while neat at first (wow, spicy ketchup? that's not even a real thing!), after a little while, it just doesn't work. I even bought a huge bag to really make sure I was right. There's a reason spicy ketchup isn't real (yes, I know Heinz tried it awhile ago and it may still exist, but come on, who actually uses it?) and these chips prove why.


They're different and somewhat unique, but at the end of the day, they're just regular Lay's ketchup chips hurt by the confusing flavor of heat. I'd give them a shot for the sake of trying something new- but only buy a 99 cent bag. You'll probably end up just like me, wishing Lay's would stop hating MERCUH and let us enjoy what Canadians have been enjoying for years.

C-

Review by Mike

why can't I just have these, Lay's? Why?

13 comments:

  1. Utz ketchup chips are wicked good as well.

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  2. Why do you eat such unhealthy foods?

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  3. Have you ever tried Sonic Sour Cream Doritos?
    I think they came out in 2000 and stopped around 2002.

    In the commercial there was a guy in the elevator and whenever he ate the chip I think a surge of electricity hit the elevator cab...or something like that.

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    1. I had these, which I'm pretty sure were just a redo of the originals.

      http://fatguyfoodblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/sour-cream-onion-doritos.html

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  4. Recommend... Kansas City Steakhouse chips..

    http://www.herrsstore.com/hekaciprpoch.html

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  5. also notice that they have a version of Heinz Tomato Ketchup chips..

    http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/herrsnacksgifts_2212_159235

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  6. oh yes.. one last thing... most are available at Wal-Mart!!

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    1. yea, we always get herr's chips thinking we're gonna review them, and then we're always pretty let down and don't feel like writing. I love them for trying, but their chips are pretty low quality.

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    2. Yep, I've bought probably half a dozen bags of Herr's chips and never finished a single one. All their flavors are either massively overwhelming or just plain bad.

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  7. Agreed. Good thing I have Canadian family.

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    1. Lucky! Get the cheddar and jalapeno doritos... so good....

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