Roasted ribs flavor
Taiwan

Roasted Ribs – Taiwan

Flavor: Roasted Ribs Country: Taiwan When Seen: May 2019 In a Bite: Untasted. Have you tried it? Email us and tell us what you thought. In a Haiku: Grease on my fingers; I can do without, my friend. Just a dusting, please. Origin Story: Roasted ribs, in all their glory, require a ton of napkins. …

Beef noodle flavor
China

Beef Noodle – China

Flavor: Beef Noodle Country: China When Seen: May 2019 In a Bite: Untasted. Have you tried it? Email us and tell us what you thought. In a Haiku: Soup can be messy. Sprinkle its essence on chips. Stay dry, clean, and full. Origin Story: Sometimes you feel like a nice bowl of beef noodle soup, …

Crab flavor
Kyrgyzstan

Crab – Kyrgyzstan

Flavor: Crab Country: Kyrgyzstan When Seen: August 2019 In a Bite: Kind of like Old Bay seasoning and shrimp. In a Haiku: Pinch me twice, dear crab. Baltimore meets Kyrgyzstan. Yet more shrimp than crab. Origin Story: According to Taste Atlas, there’s no good local crab in Kyrgyzstan. In fact, the best we were able …

Shashlik flavor
Kyrgyzstan

Shashlik – Kyrgyzstan

Flavor: Shashlik Country: Kyrgyzstan When Seen: August 2019 In a Bite: Like a fatty piece of beef or bone broth ramen crammed into a potato chip. In a Haiku: Beefy in your mouth. Without the skewer danger. Not Mima’s mutton. Origin Story: Shashlik are the famous meat skewers, traditionally made with lamb, found across Central …

Sweet flavor
Thailand

Sweet – Thailand

Flavor: Sweet 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: Sweet potato chips? This chip shatters conventions. Heart-shaped nonetheless. Origin Story: This is perhaps the counterweight to the first sighted flavor in the Play series, Red Hot Chili. …

Fiery habanero flavor
USA

Fiery Habanero – USA

Flavor: Fiery Habanero Country: USA When Seen: August 2019 In a Bite: Mildly tangy at first, followed by feelings of regret for being cheated out of spiciness, followed by the heat finally kicking in. In a Haiku: Tongue feels nothing first. Then overcome with burning. Can’t stop eating these. Origin Story: If our good friends …

Cheese flavor
Tunisia

Cheese – Tunisia

Flavor: Cheese Country: Tunisia When Seen: September 2019 In a Bite: Just as you would expect, the taste of classic cheese flavor dusted atop. In a Haiku: Sprinkled with cheese dust. These are just as you’d expect. Cheesy and salty. Origin Story: While not the most original of flavors, we have to hand it to …

Bolognese flavor
France

Bolognese – France

Flavor: Bolognese Country: France When Seen: September 2019 In a Bite: A bit of tomato with some Italian seasoning In a Haiku: Meat, meat, where are you? Not in this bolognese here. Lonely tomatoes. Origin Story: From the images on the bag–and the flavor of the chips–clearly no one in the Lay’s flavor department in …

Crab curry flavor
Thailand

Crab Curry – Thailand

Flavor: Crab Curry Country: Thailand When Seen: August 2019 In a Bite: Strong curry smell hits your nose first, followed by mildly sweet and salty curry flavored chips. No taste of seafood. In a Haiku: No fishiness here. Only sweet taste of curry. Just add your own crab. Origin Story: Crab curry is a classic …