Friday, November 30, 2012

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Argentina Restó

Here is an awesome looking collection from Argentina! This is the Lay's Restó collection. This is another thick cut chip, but the unique thing is that these come with the potato skin on! The packaging is lovely and the flavor collection sounds delish! We've got Lomo (Pork Loin), Papa Rellena (Stuffed Baked Potato), Muzzarella (Mozzarella), and Pollo (Chicken). There may be more in the collection, but these are what they are currently advertising. I think this collection has been around since 2010 or so and you can also find this line in Chile with some different flavors. They are currently being promoted on Lay's Argentina's facebook page... probably because they've got new packaging... but either way, I'd never seen them until now. So it just gives me another lovely collection to track down! :)) For now, I'll enjoy the pretty packaging and look for an affordable flight to Argentina ;p

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Netherlands and Lay's Belgium Harvest

Here's a fascinating new line of Lay's coming out of the Netherlands... Lay's Harvest. The new line features thick sliced potatoes, seasoned only with dried or roasted seasonings. The aim is for chips with pure and natural tastes. The line begins with two flavors; "Garlic & Sea Salt" which is described as pan-roasted Garlic and a sprinkle of sea salt, and "Green Herbs" which is described as freshly dried herbs. The line has been available exclusively at "Albert Heijn" groceries in the Netherlands since the 12th of this month. This line sounds really unique. I'm not a fan of over-seasoned chips, so this Harvest line is probably YUM!
So, check it out, if you or a friend are trying these in Holland, let us know! Happy Hunting!

Update 1/9/13: This line is also available in Belgium. I'm not sure when these were released in Belgium but both countries are promoting these as new, so they probably became available around the same time. The same flavors are available. Now there is one more country you can find these in! Yay!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gotta Get At This: Walkers Extra Crunchy

Looks like Walkers just launched a line of "Extra Crunchy" chips (well, actually they launched two new flavors: "King Prawn Cocktail" and "Cheese & Red Onion"). These Extra Crunchy style chips are popping up all over the place now, like the "Lay's Selection" line from France... and I'm sure this is just the beginning. I have still yet to try them, so I'm not sure what the texture is like, but it sounds like they fall somewhere between regular and kettle cooked. The Walkers Extra Crunchy line already included "Simply Salted" and "Salt & Malt Vinegar" but now it's been expanded to also included the 2 new flavors; which is a sign that these are selling well. If you can get your hands on these, let us know how they taste! I'm eager to track down one of my favorite flavors... Prawn Cocktail ;p

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gotta Get At This: Lay's España Mostaza y Miel

I love the packaging on this bag. It makes me want to lick my screen.
Here's a special edition bag coming from Spain, the brand new "Sabor a Mostaza y Miel" or "Mustard and Honey Flavor" (or "Honey Mustard", if you want to be a know it all).
I don't know how long this will be on shelves, but it doesn't sound long, as Lay's Spain is directing their customers to get it asap. The flavor is something we have easy access to here in the states, but I would venture to say the Spanish version tastes a bit different.
So, if I can track it down, I will make it mine!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Peru Salsa Mania

Lay's Peru has just started running a new promotion known as "Salsa Mania"! Salsa Mania brings sauce packets like Ketchup and Mayo inside your bag of Classic Salt Lay's.
To make it clearer, check out Exhibit A:

Step 1: Open your Lay's
Step 2: Look for your favorite sauce
Step 3: Put sauce on your Lay's
Step 4: Enjoy them how you like!

Each bag of chips contains one surprise sauce packet. The 3 sauces you can stumble across are Mustard, Ketchup, and Hot Sauce.

If this promotion sounds familiar, you may have seen it in some other South American nations. Youtube has some old commercials from some country enjoying Salsa Mania on ridged Lay's. I'm not sure what country it is.... and I would LOVE to know! But this is the first time the promotion has made it's way to Peru.

It sounds interesting. Sound off in the comments below. Does this sound good? Which sauce would you put on your chips?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Romania Sete De Bere

Well, now I've seen everything. Lay's Romania is on SUCH a roll right now! This, is Lay's Romania's "Sete De Bere"... or, in English, "Thirst For Beer".


Ok, this is a bag of beer and brats flavored potato chips. It is essentially Oktoberfest in a bag.

I need to try this. Do you understand???

Everything about this is such a great idea. I want to be in Romania RIGHT NOW.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Dominican Republic Ponle Tu Sabor A Lay's

A few weeks ago I mentioned that Lay's Guatemala and Lay's Dominican Republic were running this fun create-a-flavor contest called "Ponle Tu Sabor A Lay's". The two sites share a landing page that lets you select which country you are from... and both sites led to identical pages. I presumed that the two flavors shown on both pages were the finalists across both nations. Now, Dominican Republic's site is showing two different finalists, I think there was just a brief error, so I'm correcting my previous post.
This is really exciting because there are now two more new flavors to track down, INCLUDING a flavor I've never seen before!
Dominican Republic's finalists are Carlos with his flavor "Salsa A La Parmesana" and Indhira with her flavor "A La Parrilla". This is the first time I've ever seen a "Parmesan Sauce" flavored bag of chips, which sounds DELICIOUS! And although "Charcoal Grilled Beef" isn't something completely unheard of, it too sounds EPIC!
I've also got to mention once again that I ADORE this packaging... I can't get enough of the white header and striping, which is SO 80's, paired with the modern 3D logo. And I love the food being sliced into chips, it's a great reminder that these chips are emulating another food. The packages just looks so cool.
I would love to get a hold of these, or the two flavors from Guatemala. They all sound wonderful. Can't wait to see who ends up winning! Hope this cleared up any confusion!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Guest Chip Review! Lay's Denmark Sour Cream & Onion

"As a guest chip-blog-writer, I take this opportunity very seriously. I feel lucky that I get to write my review of the Sour Cream & Onion Ruffles/Lays from Denmark. On this search with my sister, to find the most exotic flavored chips from around the world, we stumbled upon some familiar favorites. This one being "Sour Cream & Onion". An American staple. Now, I am not a potato chip fan; but on the rare occasion I do eat chips, sour cream and onion are my go-to flavor. For that reason, I believe it is only fitting that I write the entry for this flavor.

Now there's good news and there's bad news. Bad news is that I am a biased taste-tester. I like the American flavor so much! Good news is, that the chips were not that bad.
I'll be honest the chips were extremely salty, so I recommend having a tall glass of water nearby. However, because they were Ruffle-style, the chip was cut thicker and had more crunch than the American version.
The flavor is almost identical, except for the fact that the Danish version was saltier than the standard. I recommend these for a stroll through Copenhagen: enjoying the beautiful city, a Carlsberg beer, and a nice bag while you walk around the stunning, ecofriendly, city."
- by KathyKathy (GinaGina's sister, lol)

Love my sister for jotting this blog down while we were in Copenhagen after she ate ALL my SC&O chips lol. I get the Salty thing; as I noted in my other Danish review, their chips are MUCH saltier than ours. Just a cultural thing. Also, I want to note here that these were available in BOTH Denmark and Sweden so they can be found in multiple locations across Scandinavia.  Looks like if you are a SC&O lover you won't be too disappointed if you visit!