Friday, February 5, 2016

Gotta Get At This: Walkers UK Market Deli & Sensations Lime with Thai Spices

Walkers in the UK has also launched the new Market Deli line I talked about the other day from Holland. They've got 3 of the same flavors "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena", "Flame Grilled Spanish Chorizo with Roasted Onion", and "Wiltshire Cured Ham, Mature Cheddar and Farmhouse Chutney". Plus 2 more flavors "Cornish Mature Cheddar" and "Anglesey Sea Salt". As I said before, the sophistication of the flavors makes these really exciting and unique in the world of Lay's.

Another differentiation between the UK range and Netherlands is the expansion into Pita Chips and Tortilla Chips. Even though I don't really mention these usually, I might as well cover the expanded range. The Pita Chips are available in "Roasted Garlic and Mediterranean Herbs"and "Sweet Roasted Red Pepper with English Tomato". The Tortilla Chips are flavored as "Roasted Red Chilli with Mediterranean Sundried Tomato" and "Anglesey Sea Salt with Cracked Black Pepper".

Real Talk: These are beautiful and I want them. That is all.

 Last little Bonus is that the Sensations line has added a new potato chip flavor in their "Gently Infused Lime with Thai Spices" flavor. Sounds literally perfect. Lime and spice go great together. The Sensations line has always been that more sophisticated line of Potato chip flavors from Lay's/ Walkers. And even with the new Market Deli collection, it still will be an elevated flavor experience from the run-of-the-mill chips. So this new flavor seems to just be a continuation of that experience.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Peru Chancho al Palo

"Chancho al Palo" is a new flavor from Lay's Peru. It is an open flamed "Roast Pork" flavor. Peru usually get awesome, authentic local flavors for their chips. I bet these are the BOMB. Have you tried these yet? Do you want to? The hunt begins for me!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Gotta Get At This: Walkers UK Tear N Share

More Walkers News! I'll be brief, its a new line of Walkers Chips in Classic flavors like "Lightly Salted", "Cheddar Cheese & Onion", "Salt & Malt Vinegar", "Sticky BBQ Ribs", and "Sweet Chilli".
The chips are a thicker cut chip, and from everything I've heard online they are actually just a re-branding of the "Extra Crunchy" line. (Read My Review of "Sticky BBQ Ribs" here). The real news here is the bag. It's basically a "bowl", so you tear off the top, and the bag becomes a shareable bowl. In case you have no bowls at home, or you want to have the ugliest snack table ever at a party. You know.
We have stuff like this here in the US, most notably Orville Redenbacher Popcorn has a "Pop up Bowl". So you can go from the microwave to the couch without that laborious bowl pouring.
So, what do yall think about these Tear N Share bags? What's more exciting, the packaging? Or that Extra Crunchy crisps are back? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Hungary Barbecue Csirkeszárny, Sült Kolbász, Velencei Pepperoni, & Brazil Salsa

"Barbeque Chicken Wings" & "Fried Sausage"
I'm guessing these are limited edition for the UEFA Champions League tournament. As the tournament is over they might be disappearing soon.
"Venetian Pepperoni" & "Brazil Salsa"
These new flavors are part of a promotion for a concert in Budapest called "Music Killers". The concert/ concert series began on Jan 29th. The flavors look to be permanent, but Hungary has sooo many flavors it's hard to tell what will stay and what will go. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Netherlands Winter Editions & Market Deli

 Netherlands always has the fun stuff! This Winter season they've released some limited Winter Edition flavors:"Cheese Fondue" & "Bratwurst". They've also released the Lay's Gourmet bag for a limited time (if you don't know, Gourmet is a popular permanent range in other Countries like Spain).
If you are popping into the Netherlands or can get these through a Dutch vendor. Pick these up while they are still in stock!

There is also a completely new range making it's way across Europe called "Market Deli - From the Makers of Lay's". Netherlands has launched the collection with 3 flavors: "Balsamic Vinegar from Modena", "Flame Grilled Spanish Chorizo with Roasted Onions", and "Wiltshire Cured Ham, Mature Cheddar, and Farmhouse Chutney". All 3 of these sound DELICIOUS! These are the kinds of flavor I would CHASE down eagerly. The packaging is hella cute and the flavors are a bit more sophisticated than the typical salted faire. Looks good to me Holland!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lay's USA Do Us A Flavor 2015 Winner & Flavor Swap 2016 Contest

In case you hadn't heard elsewhere, Southern Biscuits and Gravy was announced the 2015 Do Us A Flavor Winning Flavor. (I haven't reviewed it yet, as it is still unopened in my kitchen #DietLife, but it had to have been better than the Reuben flavor). Hailey Green, the flavor's creator, won a Million Dollars for her flavor. That's FRIKIN incredible! If you preferred the other flavors in this contest, go ahead and snatch them up now as they are still available presumably til early February.
let's move on to the more interesting news. Lay's has decided to mix it up with contests finally & try something new for 2016. The "Flavor Swap" contest pits existing Lay's flavors against new versions. Customers will vote beginning February 8th online at The flavors that get the most votes of the duos will stay on shelves indefinitely. This means some beloved favorites could end up gone for good.
I'm loving this concept!
The 4 match ups will be between....
 NEW Smoked Gouda & Chive vs CLASSIC Cheddar & Sour Cream
 NEW Kettle Cooked Olive Oil & Herbs vs CLASSIC Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
 NEW Korean Barbecue vs CLASSIC Honey Barbecue
NEW Fiery Roasted Habanero vs CLASSIC Flamin' Hot

Soooo, who will you be voting for? All the new flavors sound delicious, but will they be worth losing classic flavors over? I'm intrigued by all the new flavors but really looking forward to the new Olive Oil & Herbs flavor and the Smoked Gouda & Chive. YUM!
Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Break time

Hi guys, I just wanted to throw up this quick update.  I've been on a diet since Fall began, so I've been avoiding eating chips. That's no excuse for not posting any news, so I intend to post up again soon. Sorry to anyone missing the blog. In the meantime, if their are any chips you want to hear about or see reviewed, please comment below and let us know! I'll try to get to that stuff first :)
Thanks to you all!
Diet Life should be like this :_(

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Lay's USA New York Reuben

I probably should have reviewed these a lot sooner, but frankly, all 4 of these limited edition flavors bore me to death.
The first bag I'm gonna talk about is "New York Reuben", and before I do that, I will preface that I have never tried a Reuben sandwich. I don't know what this is supposed to taste like guys!
To me, it tasted similar to a Pastrami sandwich, which I have tried. And based on that, I can tell you this bag does have a very authentic brined, seasoned meat, flavor. It also has a salty, tangy cheese flavor. I'm guessing that is to mimic the cheese and dressing that is typical on this type of sandwich.
As for the typical flavors of Rye Bread and Sauerkraut, I'm not sure that either of those are present here. Although, as with a majority of Lay's sandwich flavored bags, the potato does a good job of playing substitute for the bread.
Now, as someone who isn't keen on these type of sandwiches, I can say, that while this bag is not overtly offensive to me, It just BORES me! ...I could eat it if I had nothing else, but I don't want to.
Nothing about this bag is compelling, that could be totally different for other people. Like, I loved the BLT bag when it came out, but it didn't last very long, so I imagine I was one of the few.
I guess what I'm saying is, if you like these typical NYC Deli flavors, then you will enjoy the bag. If not, it'll put you to sleep. zzzz.

Do you agree? Am I wrong? Is this your pick for the best "Do Us A Flavor" finalist?
Sound off in the comments below...

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Gotta Get At This: Cheetos White Cheddar Bag Of Bones

Halloween is just around the corner, and Cheetos is in the holiday mood. This year they've released "Bag of Bones" a White Cheddar assortment of skeleton pieces. I saw these in the wild at a Walmart (but I didn't pick em up cuz I'm on a diet, and I can't be eating delicious skeletons right now). This past Easter Cheetos did a fun seasonal cinnamon bag of Easter Eggs, so it's cool to see them continue the seasonal inventiveness. If you love Cheetos like I love Cheetos, grab em before the season ends... (or wait til November 1st & catch em on sale ;p ).

Monday, September 21, 2015

Ruffles Spain York'eso

Here's a fun bag that got demolished in a few minutes in a hotel room in Madrid. Ruffles Spain makes the BEST Ham flavored chips, and here is a ham and cheese flavored bag called "York'eso". It took me a while to figure out what the name meant, but York'eso is Ruffles own slang for York y Queso, which refers to York Jamon and Queso... aka York Ham and Cheese (TaDa!).

York Ham refers Ham that has been dry cured for 10 weeks using a method originated in York, UK. Today anyone from anywhere can make York Ham using this method, so the ham is pretty common place. It's basically your average Ham & Cheese sandwich filler in Spain, and thus made it's way into a bag of chips.

The flavor is awesome; hearty, ruffle-cut potatoes,
decadent cheese flavor, and a hint of sweet jamon. The cheese makes this a strong, savory bag. It feels a bit salty, but that is from the cheese, not the salt. The ham, while being subtle in comparison to the cheese, still shines, coming in after the cheese taste in your mouth. The two flavors work together with the potato to bring a nice amount of interest, and complexity to this bag. It all works together so nicely.
I know that if this bag was sold here in the states, it would be a home run. And, after inhaling it in Spain, I'm pretty shocked it's not already on our shelves. I highly recommend it.

I "think" I saw small bags anywhere they sell sodas in Madrid (for sure they had the olive oil, salted, and jamon flavors everywhere) but if not, I found this bag in a supermarket in the mall (yes, in the mall). It shouldn't be too hard to find in Spain. So, hunt it down, and let us know what you think by commenting below!