Lay’s Do Us A Flavour 2015 choices are out! And they’re… kind of weird.
We tried the Cowboy BBQ Baked Beans representing the west coast first because I thought I would like it the least. I do not like beans! I will eat them but I am not a fan. Shockingly, these were our favourite. Probably because they just taste like a sweet and smokey barbecue and I love the thick-cut waffled chip.
Next we tried the P.E.I. Scalloped Potato and they were very rich and cheesy like scalloped potatoes are supposed to be. To be honest, they just taste like a cheesy chip to me but they did have real flavour to them and were not wussy like I thought they might be.
Third was Eastern Ontario’s Butter Chicken which I thought was brilliant at first. But then as I was eating them and really being overwhelmed with the flavour and scent of coriander… Do I really want to eat chips that taste like butter chicken? Do not get me wrong. They are good quality and true to the flavour profile but when it comes to enjoyment? We ended up eating these the least.
Finally are the Quebec chips Montreal Smoked Meat which I was most excited to try and in the end was most disappointed by. Not because they were bad but because, again, do I want chips that taste like smoked meat? Apparently not. The spicing was perfect and got quite hot after a while but in reality, give me the sandwich and hold the chips.
Make sure to vote for your favourite! Intellectually, these were all smart but as a chip-eating fiend, honestly, I do not think I would personally buy any of them. Now if only they had accepted my Lobster Thermidor idea!!!
Kudos to the contestants whose ideas were chosen for Lay’s Do Us A Flavour. Good luck and may the voting begin!
We have tried ALL of the US flavours …. https://www.dousaflavor.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=do+us+a+flavor&utm_campaign=2015vote-laysduafcontest-brand_duaf_brand&utm_content=2015vote-laysduafcontest-brand
Truffle fries? Kind of artificial tasting.
Gyros ? Yummy
Biscuits & Gravy – strangley addictive
Reuben? really good … you can taste the pickle, the thousand island, the meat. My fave
Suzie the Foodie says
Those sound quite fascinating Janet! I might like the truffle fries which are a cool idea but too bad they tasted kind of fake.
Heidi S says
We just tried all of them over the weekend too and I have to agree with you. The cowboy bbq beans were my favorite flavor as well, the Montreal smoked meat coming in second. Partially due to flavor and partially due to liking the wavy chips a little more. In the end though I feel like I would just rather have a serving of the actual dish the chip flavor is representing than to buy a bag of chips. These were fun to try though.
Suzie the Foodie says
Yes Heidi, that’s how I feel too, they made me wish more for the dish than the chips. It was fun!
The Happy Whisk says
Your idea sounded better than the bags, listed.
Wow, what a great description of the flavours. I’m so impressed! I would have guessed the beans would be my pick because bbq is such a chip-established flavour and, well, I do love beans. And thick-cut chips. Oh… maybe I’m going to have to try them, LOL!
Loved the smoked meat. But it was the only one I have tried. Love smoked meat sandwiches MORE.
Debra She Who Seeks says
I haven’t tried any of them but the flavours do seem to be getting weirder every year.