• 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.

  • 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.