• Thailand
  • Lay’s Thailand – Which Ones Are The Best?

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    I have reviewed some of the Lay’s Thailand chips in the past – both on the website and my Instagram account. Traveling in Asia helped me get my hands on even more flavors.

    They have some international flavors like English, Mexican and Italian. More surprisingly than not, these are probably the best flavors they currently have to offer.

    The Mexican ones (Mexican BBQ?) have a lot of flavor and are very nicely spiced – not too much, not too little. Rating: 8/10.

    The Salmon & Cream Cheese flavor is OK, but not fishy/salmony enough – I was hoping for something more shocking. These definitely left me a little disappointed. Still pretty tasty though. Rating: 7/10.

    Italian Supreme cheese flavor isn’t so supreme. I had mixed feelings, actually. The cheese flavor is good, but not strong enough. Rating: 7/10.

    Thai Fried Larb flavor not just sounds, but is pretty fascinating. Larb Tod is a ‘traditional Thai meatball made from either chicken or pork with Thai seasonings’. Meaty and very Thai. Rating: 7.5/10.

    Hot Chili Squid flavor tastes better on krinkle cut Lay’s. Sadly, still nothing particularly interesting. Rating: 5/10.

    Scallops with Garlic Butter chips do actually taste that! That’s a simple and awesome combination. Well done. Rating: 8/10.

    Hot Chili Squid tastes like cardboard on a Pringle-like chip. Sorry. Rating: 3/10.

    The last ones have a very familiar, meaty (kebab?) flavor. Salty and very well balanced. Rating: 8/10.

    Purchased in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

  • Thailand
  • Lay’s Thailand English Ham and Mustard – Flavor Replicated Perfectly

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    I’m traveling in Cambodia right now*, and yesterday I was able to find a supermarket filled with American imports as well as Lay’s Thailand flavors that I’ve never seen before! Will post them all on my site/Instagram account in the next couple of days. Chip-wise, it’s a very exciting time for me – two new Lay’s flavors tested in one day, three more to go! LOL.

    The Ham and Mustard ones are really SOMETHING (other flavors do look promising too). I have to say I’ve never eaten potato chips like these before, but I know that this flavor exists in the UK. Have you ever had an intense cooked ham flavor on a potato chip? Neither have I. The product really resembles the flavor of real ham. At first, the mustard flavor was almost non-existent, but after a few chips, it really started to kick in. By the way, it tasted like good-quality mustard.

    My verdict: the classic combination of flavors proved to also work perfectly on potato chips.

    Bought in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

    My rating: 8/10. Tried Lay’s Thailand – English Ham and Mustard? Share your thoughts in comments!

    *This post originally appeared in January, 2015.