Hot pot flavor

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, which are commonly used in a number of Chinese dishes including hotpot. A bold and daring move from the Lay’s Flavor Department to bring this tongue numbing flavor directly to your chips.

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