Hot pot flavor
China

Numb & Spicy Hotpot – China

Flavor: Numb & Spicy Hotpot Country: China When Seen: February 2020 In a Bite: BBQ taste, followed by mild tingling and numbness on the tongue. In a Haiku: Cannot feel your tongue? It’s not anaphylaxis. Just the peppercorn. Origin Story: While the English translation might not inspire confidence, this flavor makes use of Sichuan/Szechuan peppercorns, …

Saengawa prawn salad flavor
Thailand

Saengwa Prawn Salad – Thailand

Flavor: Saengwa Prawn Salad Country: Thailand When Seen: January 2020 In a Bite: Untasted. Have you tried it? Email us and tell us what you thought. In a Haiku: No shrimp heads tonight. The essence of royal food, without pretension. Origin Story: This dish, originally associated with palace cuisine, has been prepared for the Lay’s …

Flaming hot flavor
USA

Flamin’ Hot – USA

Flavor: Flamin’ Hot Country: USA When Seen: January 2020 In a Bite: A bit tangy at first, followed by a mild spicy smack in the back of your throat a few seconds later. In a Haiku: Like a flat Cheeto, crunchier without the air, it’s tart and tingly. Origin Story: The Lay’s Flavor Department took …

France

Olive Oil – France

Flavor: Olive Oil Country: France When Seen: May 2019 In a Bite: Untasted. Have you tried it? Email us and tell us what you thought. In a Haiku: Drop that baguette please. These come pre-dipped in oil. For a drier bite. Origin Story: This flavor comes from Lay’s France’s Mediterranean series, so there’s no going …

Thailand

Basil Chicken – Thailand

Flavor: Basil Chicken Country: Thailand When Seen: September 2019 In a Bite: Untasted. Have you tried it? Email us and tell us what you thought. In a Haiku: Pad krapow gai, yum! Spicy, savory goodness. Try with a fried egg. Origin Story: Spicy stir-fried basil chicken is a classic Thai dish, so another fitting choice …

Italy

Gusto Bacon – Italy

Flavor: Gusto Bacon Country: Italy When Seen: November 2019 In a Bite: Untasted, but according to Google Translate’s interpretation of the Lay’s Italy website, they taste, surprise, surprise, like bacon. In a Haiku: When your life is bland. Bacon makes it all better. More so when on chips. Origin Story: As our favorite carnivores like …

Ricetta campagnola flavor
Italy

Ricetta Campagnola – Italy

Flavor: Ricetta Campagnola (Country-style recipe) Country: Italy When Seen: November 2019 In a Bite: Untasted, but according to Google Translate’s interpretation of the Lay’s Italy website, they taste like “tomato, parsley, onion and a pinch of paprika” In a Haiku: Nostalgic flavors. Reminiscent of childhood. Thank Nonna’s zombie? Origin Story: Who doesn’t like a good …

Grilled cheese & tomato soup flavor
USA

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup – USA

Flavor: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Country: USA When Seen: November 2019 In a Bite: Strangely similar to grilled cheese and tomato soup, albeit with an extremely artificial taste. In a Haiku: On a frigid day. Snuggle up by the fire. With this cold, crisp “clone”. Origin Story: This classic American combo is perfect on …