What’s your favorite flavor of Lay’s? Everyone has a favorite, and you may even have several. Here were’ going to talk about some of the most surprising flavors that Lay’s makes. Lay’s is sold all over the world, and taste buds are different depending on where a person lives. Flavors that seem outrageous to a Westerner may not seem so outlandish to an Asian. The one thing that remains true with all the flavors is that they’re fantastic. No matter how strange they are, the good folks over at Lay’s know exactly how to push our buttons. That’s the reason why they are the number one potato chip company in the entire world.
33. Lay’s California Cool Dill
Everything is cooler in California. These chips have a dill taste that is somewhat similar to pickles. The average person is most familiar with the flavor of dill when it comes to pickles. If the flavor is cool or not is dependant on the eater. If you’re the type who loves dill, then this is another opportunity to get another taste. The world needs more dill flavored foods. Don’t you agree?
32. Lay’s Chinese Szechuan Chicken
These are a part of Lay’s Passport to Flavor series. They taste remarkably like Chinese Szechuan Chicken. If you’re the type who loves the tingling spiciness of this dish, then you’ll go crazy over the chips. The heat level makes them something not everyone should eat. Those who can’t stomach spicy food should avoid these. Everything else will enjoy the peppery tingle of Chinese food without the little boxes.
31. Lay’s Vegetable Soup
Who has time to sit down to a hot bowl of soup these days? If you’re craving both soup and chips, then Lay’s has the perfect snack for you. There’s just one catch, and it’s the fact that these chips are only sold in Russia. Where else but a cold country could they sell a snack food that reminds people of a warm bowl of soup?
30. Lay’s Sriracha
Who doesn’t love Sriracha? It’s not just a hot sauce to some people. There are those people out there who put it on everything. It wouldn’t be all too surprising if someone doused a bowl of ice cream with it before eating it. With that said, it’s no wonder that Lay’s came up with a Sriracha flavored chip. It was only a matter of time before they or someone else did. Anyone who can’t get enough of this fantastic hot sauce has found another reason to crunch on potato chips.
29. Lay’s Swiss Cheese
Are you a big fan of Swiss cheese? If so, then these Lay’s are right up your alley. They do have a faint Swiss cheese taste, but with one major exception. You won’t find any holes whatsoever in them. It would be an odd experience if the chips had the characteristic cheese holes. Pair these with a ham sandwich, and you’ve got the perfect go to lunch for those times when you’re in a hurry.
28. Lay’s Turkey Potato Chips
Who doesn’t love the idea of Thanksgiving in a bag? Lay’s has pulled it off with their turkey flavored potato chips. Surprisingly, they actually do taste like turkey and gravy. You will be amazed by how closely they resemble a Thanksgiving feast. Don’t be surprised if you search through the bag for a wishbone.
27. Wavy Lay’s Milk Chocolate
A chip dipped in chocolate sounds like an odd snack. It combines everything a snack lover desires when wanting something salty and sweet. These are the famous Wavy variety of Lay’s dipped in milk chocolate. You’ll probably want to skip the soda pop while eating these and get yourself a cup of coffee instead.
26. Lay’s Creamy Garlic Caesar
Have you ever wanted to eat a salad and a handful of chips at the same time? If you have, then you’re going to love the Creamy Garlic Caesar flavor. It’s like you’re eating a bowl of salad right along with a salty, greasy chip. They nailed it when it comes to the flavor of the dressing. Though, you may miss having to pick the lettuce from your teeth after you’re done eating.
25. Lay’s Bacon Mac & Cheese
Mac & Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Add some bacon to it, and you’ve got a meal fit for a king. These Bacon Mac & Cheese chips taste surprisingly like the real thing. There’s the meaty flavor of the bacon along with the smooth, creamy taste of cheese. It sounds like an odd combination until you’ve enjoyed a handful of them.
24. Lay’s Chile Limon
Chile and limon are two flavors that many snack companies have tried to pair with each other with limited success. Lay’s, on the other hand, they hit it out of the ballpark. These chips combine the perfect amount of spicy hot pepper flavor with tart lime. It goes to show that Lay’s can do almost anything if they put their mind to it.
23. Lay’s Crab Spice Seasoning
It’s important to note there is no actual crab in these chips. But, they do taste like the popular spices most people associate with a crab boil. These flavors are going to be most familiar to those who live along the coasts and have regular access to crabs. Those who are landlocked can only dream of what this combination of flavors must be.
22. Lay’s Butter Garlic Scallop
Here’s another for all of the seafood lovers out there. Leave it to Lay’s to make sure that everyone has something they enjoy. Does the idea of sea scallops and butter make your mouth water? If so, then you’d love these chips. The average person reading this may have no idea such chips exist. The flavors are more exotic once you start to travel to parts of the world where seafood is commonly eaten.
21. Lay’s Cinnamon Bun
A cup of coffee and a cinnamon bun is how many people start their day. Now you can enjoy the same sweet flavors in a chip. This is another one of those flavors that pairs better with a hot drink than cold soda pop. You may consider a hot cup of your favorite tea to go along with these sweet and savory chips.
20. Lay’s Chicken & Waffles
The days of chicken and waffles being a late night fourth meal after drinking is a thing of the past. It’s a meal people now enjoy throughout the day. Why not make it even more accessible with a chip? That’s precisely what Lay’s has done here. They’ve taken the flavors of fried chicken and sweet syrupy waffles and put them in a chip.
19. Lay’s Cappuccino
Do you consider yourself a coffee lover? If so, you may be the type who is consumed by coffee. Lay’s has a chip that’s perfect for you. Their cappuccino flavor chips are a coffee lover’s dream come true. Now you can crunch on a salty snack that also has the flavor of your favorite coffee. It’s a good thing you don’t have to wait in line and pay an outrageous price for these chips like you do a cappuccino.
18. Lay’s Creamy Garden Ranch
If you live along the west coast, then you know that everything there is smothered with ranch. That’s why Lay’s Creamy Garden Ranch isn’t an all too surprising flavor. What is surprising is the fact that the chip doesn’t have a strong ranch flavor. Those who love ranch may be slightly disappointed by the weakness of the flavor. With that said, it’s the perfect chip for those who like ranch, but who may not want to go overboard.
17. Lay’s Deep Dish Pizza Flavor Inspired By Giordano’s
We’re not going to get into an argument if deep dish is pizza or a casserole. That’s a debate best left for a pizza article. These Lay’s chips deliver the flavor of deep dish pizza by Giordano’s. Those who live in Canada are familiar with Giordano’s. Some say the chip has a faint pizza taste without the cheese. If you live in a household that prefers New York style pizza, you may just want to skip these chips and forget all about them. The last thing you want is an argument in your house over what a pizza should look like.
16. Lay’s Crispy Taco
Crispy Taco was a contestant in the Do Us A Flavor contest. Don’t mistake this for Doritos Taco flavor. This was a unique flavor that was only for the contest. Those who weren’t fortunate enough to try these tasty taco flavored chips certainly missed out. However, if it’s any consolation, the taco flavored Doritos has found their way back on the market. If you need a taco inspired chip, look no further than the Doritos section of your favorite snack aisle.
15. Lay’s Ham, Cream Cheese & Herbs
Here’s a flavor that sounds like it would be best suited for a deli. It has all the makings of a great sandwich. Sometimes you’ve got to think outside the box to create a flavor that sticks out from the rest. While few people would probably call this their favorite flavor of chips, it did find a niche market amongst those who love the taste of ham and cheese combined. Oh, let’s not forget the herbs. They’re an essential part of this breadless ham sandwich in a chip.
14. Lay’s Red Caviar
Caviar seems like it’s a little high strung to find itself on a chip. Lay’s decided to go the elegant route by adding this flavor to a chip. Do you eat them with your pinky finger extended? That’s up to you. Those who enjoy the finer things in life can savor the flavor of caviar with their chips. Skip the soda pop and wash these down with a glass of champagne. Anything less would’ve been fitting for something as precious as caviar.
13. Lay’s Baked Bacon Cheese With Seaweed
This is another one of those odd flavors that are the result of customers living near the sea. Those who are raised eating everything from the ocean wouldn’t find this flavor all that surprising. Asian countries near the sea are known for having exotic tastes. Those tastes are reflected in the Lay’s flavors being sold there. If you don’t think that bacon, cheese, and seaweed go together, then you must not be near the water.
12. Lay’s Cucumber Flavor
Cucumber flavored chips are as strange as they sound. These chips are a big hit in China. The unique taste of cucumber is combined with the flavor of chips. Sometimes you’ve got to try it before you knock it. This is one of those times. While these chips may not be for everyone, they have carved out a niche market in China. The cool, crisp taste of cucumber can now be enjoyed all year long in the form of a chip.
11. Lay’s Fiery Habanero
Here’s a chip for all of you who like to burn the inside of your mouth. They genuinely are fiery hot as you would expect from habanero peppers. You shouldn’t assume that these chips are all heat and no flavor. They also pack an almost fruity flavor that anyone familiar with habaneros already know and love. These aren’t the chips you should eat if you can’t handle heat. You may want to keep a glass of milk handy if you plan on challenging yourself with these chips.
10. Lay’s Italian Red Meat Flavor
You may be surprised to learn that these chips don’t have much of a meat flavor to them. They’re another Lay’s chip from China. Those who buy these should expect to enjoy a nice spice flavor. It’s a chip that tastes good, but you’re not going to fly over to China to stock up on them. That’s not to say it’s not good, but there are probably comparable local varieties that can be bought without the need to apply for a visa.
9. Lay’s Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese
Some people like to wash down their favorite Lay’s product with a cold beer. These Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese take away the need for a frothy beverage. They taste like both beer and cheese. Some have said that the beer flavor isn’t strong or maybe even non-existent. You’ll have to munch of a handful to find out if it’s worth keeping the beer in the fridge while eating them.
8. Lay’s Max Seafood Platter
Lay’s Max Seafood Platter tastes like a typical sour cream and onion chip with a mix of seafood as well. The picture on the bag shows several types of seafood, but it’s almost impossible to pick a specific type of seafood out of the flavor. Some say that it merely has a seafood flavor or that of crab. Those who aren’t the biggest fans of seafood shouldn’t have any problems eating these since they don’t have a strong fishy taste.
7. Lay’s Lemon Tea
This one sounds more like a great drink on a hot summer day. The bag says they chips are cool and refreshing. It’s an odd way to describe a potato chip. This is another one of those Asian flavors that make you do a double take. If you’re near a bag of these, give a few a try. At least you’ll be able to tell your friends you had lemon and tea flavored potato chips.
6. Lay’s Roast Pork BBQ
Lay’s Roast Pork BBQ is an odd variety because it has both regular and rippled chips in the bag. The flavor is sweet, spicy, and porky. It’s everything you would expect in a roasted pork snack. If you’re in Thailand grab a bag of these. You may want to get two and bring one of them home. No one would ever believe how perfectly they nailed the BBQ pork flavor.
5. Lay’s Kiwi Flavor
Well, what can we say? Kiwi is one of those things that you either love or hate. With that said, anyone reading this may be quite surprised that a kiwi flavored chip exists. You know what they say about odd foods. This is one of those flavors that you shouldn’t knock before you try it.
4. Lay’s Roasted Chicken
Leave it to the French to one-up chicken. They like their chicken flavored chips roasted. Anything less wouldn’t be excepted in this eccentric food country. It is, however, one of the less exotic flavors Lay’s is known to produce. It’s surprising there isn’t a baguette and soft cheese flavor for the French.
3. Hot & Sour Fish Soup Flavor
Who doesn’t wish their chips tasted like a bowl of fish soup? Luckily if you’re the type who does, then Lay’s has you covered. These chips will test your taste buds with a variety of flavors that are reminiscent of an Asian meal. You’ll feel like you’re in the Orient with every chip you eat.
2. Lay’s Cheeseburger Flavor
There are those times when you want both a cheeseburger and chips. If you face this dilemma and are in France, Lay’s has the chip for you. Their cheeseburger flavor chip is exactly what you’re craving. You can get all the taste of a cheeseburger without having to go to a fast food restaurant. Now you don’t have to worry about how many cars are backed up to the order speaker. It’s just a matter of opening the bag and grabbing a handful of chips.
1. Lay’s Blueberry
Lay’s isn’t shy about crossing the lines of sweet and savory. They did it again in China with their Blueberry flavored chips. As you can imagine, they taste quite a bit like blueberry. All of the potato chip companies are continuously crossing the line between snacking and dessert. Lay’s isn’t afraid to one-up any company who seems to be getting in their way. Are you the type who loves blueberries? If you are, then you’re probably bummed out during the seasons when they’re not available at the store. Getting your blueberry fix is never a problem regardless of the season if you buy these chips.