9 Best Chip Flavors You’ve Never Heard Of
Sour cream and onion, sea salt and vinegar, or barbecue? Everyone has their guilty pleasures when it comes to chip flavors, but what about when they taste like caviar, mushroom dip, or even garlic prawns? The choice might not be as clear.
That’s why The Daily Meal set out to demystify some of the craziest chip flavors from around the globe. From seaweed-flavored Lays to bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich-flavored chips, we blindly — and bravely — tried them all. The tasters rated each for quality and guessed its flavor in order to gauge how true the chips were to their purported taste.
|Cheese and Grilled Chili Lays||Thailand||77%|
|Artesancis Natural Olive Oil Lays||Spain||76.5%|
|Nori Seaweed Lays||Thailand||67%|
|Grilled Chicken Elma Chips||Brazil||55%|
|Garlic Prawn Lays||Spain||52%|
Not every flavor fared well when it came to the taste test — the Caviar Lays, sold in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, provoked flavor guesses like "butter popcorn" and "Parmesan." Another low-scorer, Grilled Chicken-flavored Sensações, made by Elma Chips of Brazil, tasted like "mayo" and "fish."
Others, like the BLT Lays from the U.S. and crab-flavored Lays from Russia, tasted like what they claimed to be, to a degree of accuracy that was almost startling.
Do you know of any outrageously flavored chips that didn’t make this taste test? Leave a comment below with your tips, or submit your own tasting notes.