5 Potato Chip Flavors We Need in America

Just as eyes are windows to the soul, potato chip flavors are windows to a culture

Seaweed-flavored Pringles: yes or no?

When you land in a foreign country, here’s one of our best tips: get a primer of the culture with a comprehensive walk through a grocery store — especially that store’s potato chips aisle. Sour cream and onion will seem so boring in comparison.

We looked through our list of the world’s 30 wildest potato chip flavors and selected the few we would actually like to try, or perhaps even eat regularly. If you love potato chips enough to eat them on a pizza crust, you probably love them enough to use as a canvas for flavors you are hesitant to try. Hey, if you like these flavors enough, nothing is stopping you from making them as a DIY project at home.

Lay's Caviar (Russia)

We’ll admit the reason we want to see caviar-flavored potato chips in America is because it would be funny, not necessarily delicious. Who wouldn’t appreciate a good chuckle during the weekly chore of grocery shopping?

Lay’s Magic Masala (India)

This potato chip flavor is so tasty that we’re wondering why Lay’s hasn’t released it in America yet. After all, there is a scientific reason why Indian food is delicious.

Pringles Seaweed (Korea)

If you love eating sea animals but hate the idea of it being in your potato chips, then maybe seaweed-flavored chips are the perfect solution.

Walkers Crispy Duck and Hoisin (United Kingdom)

Some might hope that the English stick to their reputation for being stingy with flavor when it comes to these potato chips, while others may find this idea completely genius.

Walkers Marmite (Australia)


Marmite has umami flavor galore, and umami and salt go very well together. Plus, if the color and texture of marmite gross you out, then this would be the perfect chance to get a taste of it before you try the full monty.