• Mexico
  • Doritos Pizzerolas – This Pizza Needs More Toppings

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    Generally, pizza-flavored chips taste like pizza spices rather than an actual pizza. And yet Doritos Mexico did a pretty good job imitating the flavor of our favorite Italian Food with their Pizzerolas. You can even taste the crisp fresh crunch of a (thin) pizza crust and smell the aromatic tomato sauce. It might sound weird, but I thought the product was too dry. I like my pizza juicy! But not too greasy!

    Pretty sure a small amount of queso dip would easily fix this.

    Bought in San José del Pacífico, Mexico.

    My rating: 6/10.

  • USA
  • The New Yorker by Herr’s – Every Other Original Chip

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    I bought The New Yorker chips because of the packaging – yes, I love New York in a stupid, touristy way. I guess I kinda liked the price too… Oh, by the way, the chips weren’t even made in New York. No, not in China either. In fact, they were made in Pennsylvania – the home of Herr’s (I think). Thin, a bit greasy, with an OK amount of salt. In short, it’s just another bag of potato chips. No surprises, no disappointments. Nothing good or bad can be said. Probably most of you wouldn’t spot a difference between them and regular Herr’s with salt. Many wouldn’t tell the difference between them and Classic Lay’s or ______ (fill in the blank).

    Bought and eaten in New York City, New York.

    My rating: 6/10.

    *I’m not so bad, actually.

  • The Netherlands
  • Lay’s Whiskey Cocktail – Kinda Meh, Kinda OK

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    This flavor didn’t win the Maak de Smaak contest, but it was probably a tiny bit better than the winner. I kind of like the Whiskey Cocktail sauce, but I woudn’t say it tastes amazing on chips. The best part about the product was the smell. Lovely. Unfortunately, you can’t do much with that (unless you’re using your potato chip bag as an oxygen mask).

    The taste was… ummm… tomato-ish. That wasn’t the best tomato though. A Dutch one, I guess (they taste like cardboard). There was a hint of an onion too.

    Bought and eaten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    My rating: 6/10.

  • South Korea
  • NongShim Tako Chips Octopus – Too Subtle

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    This product is quite tasty, but not as surprising/interesting/exciting as it might seem from the packaging. The chips are lacking SOMETHING… Flavor?That’s just my opinion.

    These have a high risk of being too fishy for many, so make sure you’re very much into octopus and other sea creatures before trying these. And as for me, they could be even fishier. I think they’re too subtle. And that really pisses me off. I read a few reviews and it seems like most of the reviewers find the snack tasty and “not too fishy” (yay). Basically, what they like about them is what I hate about them.

    At least they have a cute shape.

    Country of origin: South Korea. Bought in Thailand. Eaten in Amsterdam.

    My rating: 6/10.

  • The Netherlands
  • Lay’s Barbecue Ham – Won’t Be Pigging Out On These Again

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    It wasn’t the best pigging out experience of my life, but it wasn’t the worst either. I think I only ate them because I had them in front of me. I’m not saying they’re disgusting, not at all. I’m just saying they didn’t satisfy my savory snacking needs. Chip after chip, I expected some fireworks to finally happen, but nothing ever happened and I just ended up being fat for the rest of the day.

    Maybe they’re missing salt and chemicals that make junk food taste better? Yes, I need more salt in my food than an average person and I don’t care about blood pressure or heart diseases… as long as the food I consume tastes good. Culinary pleasure is more important than healthy diet. Sometimes.

    Bought and eaten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    My rating: 6/10.

  • USA
  • Utz Sour Cream and Onion – At Least They’re Cheap

    utzThat was a one-dollar dinner for two in the city of lights, rats and cockroaches – New York City. Certainly not the best dinner I’ve ever had, but probably one of the cheapest ones and, to be honest, I was pretty happy with it.

    I must have been REALLY hungry.

    The texture of the chips was a little weird (or should I say cheap), but that’s typical for Utz, so nothing was really out of place. This also made them a bit greasier compared to most other brands (but they do have a reduced fat version). Maybe it’s a good thing to be different. Sometimes. Not sure if that’s the case for Utz… Anyhow, the texture of Utz chips is what makes them Utz and I’m pretty sure that’s what their fans love about the brand.

    Sour Cream & Onion is one of the most popular varieties of chips out there, and for a good reason! That’s the flavor most of us like. Unfortunately, Utz’s product is not the best in its category. But at least it’s cheap. So just get a bag of Utz when you’re broke and hungry. It’s a decent treat for pigs on a budget.

    Bought and eaten in Brooklyn, NY.

    My rating: 6/10.