• Mexico
  • Sabritas Crema y Especias – Completely Unexpected Turn of Flavors

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    Sour Cream & Spices flavor from Sabritas (also known as Lay’s, Walkers or Smith’s in other countries) turned out to be a surprisingly unique, interesting and delicious combination of flavors. This is not the Sour Cream & Onion flavor we are all so used to. By ‘spices’ they mean a mixture of unidentified seasoning with a decent hint of lime. Remember, we’re in Mexico! Mexicanos put it on everything. There was also a very slight trace of sweetness there that reminded me about the grossest potato chip flavor in the world, but in this case it’s so light that it’s hardly even there.

    Bought in San José del Pacífico, Mexico.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • Germany
  • Route 11 Chesapeake Crab – Salty Tears of Joy

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    The packaging doesn’t lie – they sure are salty and spicy. Very fucking salty, actually. They’re insane!

    Are these the saltiest potato chips in the world? They possibly are! I’m really into salt and I liked the seasoning a lot, but even a salt lover like myself had to take a break after every 5 chips. My husband could only handle two at a time. On the good side, the mild crabby flavor was yum and not too fishy (my partner in crime couldn’t taste it though because of all the salt). The kettle cooked potato chip was perfectly crunchy.

    All in all, if you’re into salty foods, just be brave and give them a try. Only consume with beer.
    Bought in Seattle, USA.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • USA
  • Lay’s Kettle Cooked Lattice Cut Aged Cheddar & Black Pepper – I’m Excited

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    I’m becoming a bit obsessed with Lattice Cut chips by Lay’s. I love the fact that they have enough flavor to eat them on their own, but at the same time, thanks to this clever cut, they’re also perfect for dipping. Some are slightly better than others though. So far, my favorite flavor from the line is Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt. The ones I’m about to review are not as exciting as their garlicky relatives, but are still on the pretty impressive side.

    The cheesy part of Aged Cheddar & Black Pepper seasoning is addictive and it’s pretty interesting to have it with all the black pepper. The black pepper flavor is very strong. I’m not sure if the chips need so much of it. Anyhow, that’s the part that only makes them even more fascinating. I think I would prefer a different type of pepper in this combo though. Possibly jalapeño, whereas black pepper would probably work better with some sort of white cheese.

    I still really enjoyed eating them and my partner in crime loved them too.

    Bought in Honolulu, HI.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • 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.

  • The Netherlands
  • Doritos Sweet Chilli Pepper – Gimme More!

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    Good old Sweet Chilli Pepper flavored Doritos (top pic – older version of the packaging design). Perfect when you can’t decide which ones to get for the lazy evening. While the chips are mouthwatering and flavor-packed enough to eat them on their own, they’re a match made in Mexican junk food heaven with a spicy salsa dip. It’s not my favorite flavor from Doritos, but it sure is one of the best. Not too spicy and perfectly balanced.

    Bought and eaten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Kigali, Rwanda.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • Germany
  • Dorati Paprika – The Edible Time Machine

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    I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I discovered these in some supermarket in Tbilisi. The stuff is actually German, but I used to eat these on a daily basis when I was a fifth grader. Memories, memories. I would either buy the bag from an ugly Post-Soviet kiosk before school and eat it straight away. Or, alternatively, I would save my lunch money and buy the chips on the way home and, upon my return, eat everything in one sitting. I would only eat them in my bed, which obviously was already filled with crumbs. That was my crack.

    Eating them in 2014 was an exceptional experience too. I have to say, the flavor of Paprika in Dorati chips is somehow different from the usual seasoning found in Paprika-flavored chips (the Lay’s kind). In a good way. I don’t know why, but it kind of tastes and smells German.

    Bought and eaten in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • Lithuania
  • Estrella Hard Cheese / Salami – What a Pleasant Surprise

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    Are you a vegetarian who’s been dreaming about chewing on a tasty, juicy piece of salami? Do you like cheesy chips but all the cheddar or whatever flavored chip options out there make you sick to your stomach? Then these two flavors from Estrella are exactly what you need! The Spanish option really does smell and taste like salami from a deli counter. And that flavor is very, VERY strong. Might be too strong for some (not me). Perfect for sharing as even a handful of these is going to satisfy you! The cheese ones are full of flavor too, but slightly milder. I loved both of the options.

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    My rating: 8/10.

  • Lithuania
  • Chio Chesse / Bacon – Something to Cure Your Munchies With

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    To my surprise, that was one of the best drunk (and high) pigging out experiences of my life! Nothing gourmet about them, just a lot of salt and flavor. Exactly what one needs in these situations. I liked the bacon ones a bit more as they seemed to have more salt. I had them with a cheesy dip which finished off an already amazing experience. Consume when drunk or stoned.

    “I would spend $10 on the weed, and then another $10 on food. Fuck that, with that $20 I can go buy some Ecstasy.” (random quote I found on the web)

    Bought and eaten in Vilnius, Lithuania. Should be available throughout Eastern Europe and Germany.

    My rating: 8/10 and 8.5/10, but the happiness they gave me yesterday deserves a 10/10.

  • UK
  • Burts Pesto – One Love

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    I really really really enjoyed eating them. Despite the fact that I’ve been eating all day like a pig, the salty touch of potato chips before going to bed was something I just couldn’t avoid. I’m very glad we had Burts, not some Pringles or Lay’s that night. I love pesto and Burts is one of those brands that never disappoint. The two are even better together. I should try dipping them in the actual green pesto one day.

    Bought and eaten in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (product of the UK).

    My rating: 8/10.