For a limited time you can try Lay’s Do Us A Flavour World Favourites Winners Bacon Poutine, Cheese & Onion & Thai Sweet Chili Chips.
Canadians have voted for these flavours that have been inspired by locations all over the world. The cheese & onion potato chips represent The United Kingdom. The bacon poutine potato chips represent Canada. The Thai sweet chili potato chips represent Thailand, of course.
I got in contact with Lay’s Canada and they graciously agreed to send me a media package so I could review the products for you!
These chips are inspired by the “timeless ingredients used in British cooking.”
They are a “combination of delicious sharp cheddar cheese and savoury onion flavours.”
They sure as heck are! These chips are super tasty and you get the cheese and onion flavour immediately. They do not look super flavourful but they are.
I had heard great things about the Thai Sweet Chili Potato Chips via friends on Facebook.
“These chips are inspired by the iconic dipping sauce from Thailand and are a perfect mix of sweet and spicy with aromatic garlic and chili pepper flavours.”
So did these chips transport me to Thailand? I have to say, they really did have a wonderful combination of spices that were warm and also have a lovely sweetness to them. Loved the Thai spices! They are warm but not super hot or spicy. Nicely balanced with the sweetness.
I thought the Canadian-inspired bacon poutine potato chips were going to be “the best saved until last” tasting.
“These chips are inspired by classic French-Canadian dish and a mouth-watering combination of gooey cheese curds, rich gravy and smoky bacon flavours.”
Woah! I found these to be very off-putting. I found the bacon flavour to be very fake and the gravy was too savoury and kind of weird. It made me uncomfortable to eat. For me, these just tasted wrong.
Reg tried the same chips in the same order and he loved the cheese and onion, liked the Thai sweet chili and he thought the bacon poutine had a burnt gravy taste. He is not a fan of poutine but I am and I did not like them at all. That said, I think the Thai sweet chili was my favourite but the cheese and onion is definitely a big contender. It is hard for me to choose. I liked those two a lot.
I loved that these flavours came from across the world and that Canada was represented. I just wish the flavours for the bacon poutine did not bother me so much—I was really hoping to love them but I do not think I can eat any more.
Although I like the idea of flavours coming from across the planet, I miss the personal touch of having Canadians share their flavour ideas and seeing their photos printed on the bags with their foodie story about the flavour idea, where they are from…
I am thrilled that I got to participate Lay’s Do Us A Flavour international favour contest and got to try out the contenders. I look forward to hearing who is the final winner!