I first spotted the Lay’s Air Pops Sour Cream & Onion chips at CVS when running in to pick up a prescription. The chips weren’t marked, so I didn’t pick them up – but when I spotted them at the grocery store I decided to give them a shot.
At first it was nice to see Lay’s come out with a healthier alternative to potato chips. Sure they have a line of baked potato chips, but if you’re a snacker, you’ve seen brands come out with similar products. Looking at the bag, I thought they’d be the Lay’s version of Pop Chips – but upon opening them, I found they are rather a cross between Pop Chips and Kellogg’s Cracker Chips. They’re as thick as Pop Chips, but their light and airy like the cracker chips. They have the classic Lay’s sour cream and onion flavoring.
The chips are sold in three flavors: original, barbecue (which I also purchased) and sour cream and onion.
A serving size is 1 ounce – roughly 19 crisps.A serving is 3 points plus values. The bag itself only contains 3 servings, so if you went a little heavy handed into the bag and lost track and ate them all – the whole bag is 10 points plus.
These Lay’s Cheesy Garlic Bread potato chips are one of the last limited edition flavors offered by Lays as part of their “Vote to Save your Fave” campaign which originally began by regular potato chip lovers to submit a flavor of potato chip that they’d love were on the market. I purchased all 3 bags (Sriracha, Chicken and Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread). I opened the Sriracha first, then the Chicken and Waffles and saved the Cheesy Garlic Bread for last because I had high hopes. But unfortunately it wasn’t as spectacular as I had dreamed it up in my mind. I LOVE cheese and I absolutely love garlic (I put it in everything). Unfortunately the flavor was a bit subdued for my liking.It wasn’t as cheesy or as garlicy as I would have imagined it would be. It tastes decent, but it’s not as power packing as I had wished for. The cheesy eliminate takes a bit of a backseat while the garlic is evident, but it’s not a bold garlic – it’s a very mild flavor on your palette. They are good – but I think the Sriracha flavor is ultimately the BEST and I hope it wins because I’d like to have those as a side to a plain jane sandwich any day!
Points Plus wise a serving will cost you 4 PPV.
Have you tried any of the Lay’s limited edition potato chip flavors?
I picked these up a few weeks ago when they first hit the shelves and I had been waiting to try them – or rather they were hidden away in my closet because I didn’t want to over indulge on potato chips since potato chips are sometimes a trigger food for me.I knew going into it that these had a lot of mixed reviews – some people loved them while others were completely repulsed.Then there are the folks who are at the middle of the road and don’t know what way they want to turn.
In case you are not aware Lay’s had a competition for fans to come up with their ideal chip flavor and after some hefty choices Lay’s went with Sriracha, Cheesy Garlic Bread and Chicken & Waffles.I had tried the Sriracha and completely loved them – so next up was this particular flavor.
I have to say looking at them – they look like a browner colored BBQ chip.The first bite was “Oh, this is weird…” second bite “Okay… this taste like breakfast.”All I can get from these is a strong breakfast taste – like syrup and maybe even a hint of French toast (if that even makes sense).These definitely aren’t something I can eat a whole lot of.I’m not crazy about them and I wouldn’t say run out and pick up a bag.
My boyfriend on the other hand – I let him try one (or rather I held it out to him and was like “TRY THIS!”) was immediately repulsed, spit it out AND went and washed his mouth out LOL.
Points Plus wise – 4 for a serving.
Have you tried any of the limited edition Lay’s potato chip flavors? If so, what’s your favorite?
Firstly, I will say I spotted these new limited edition Sriracha flavored Lay’s Potato Chips from across the supermarket.My grocery chain had them on an end display aisles away from the potato chip section. I only purchased these because I’ve developed an immense love for sriracha – to the point I put it on a lot of the things I eat (eggs, deli sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza, etc.)
I have been enjoying these as a snack, not with a sandwich or anything, but it would be a great addition to a sandwich that needs a little pep to its step. Flavor wise I feel they do give the illusion of the fact you are eating sriracha chips. If you break down the flavor layers, I would say there’s a bit of ketchup, hot sauce, garlic and a vinegary zing to them. They’re definitely unique and quite delicious.I personally don’t find them to be scalding hot as some “hot” or “fire” labeled potato chips can be (such as Red Hots). These are definitely spicy, but they’re not scalding your mouth and leaving you a fire breathing dragon hot. They’ve got a nice spice element to them.Great limited edition flavor, Lay’s! My one request is that you make this a staple flavor in your line!
Weight Watchers Points Plus wise, 1 ounce of potato chips will run you 4 PPV’s.
Have you tried any of the new limited edition Lay’s?