Well folks, it’s that time of year again. That part of the year where I purchase and eat weird potato chip flavors to let you know if they are worth it or not.
So the people at Lay’s have taken this “contest” (I put that in quotes because the “winning” flavors seemingly disappears within weeks of the end of the “contest.” Never to be had again) and turned it on it’s head. This year they created an international experience with 4 new chip flavors: Chinese Szechuan Chicken, Brazilian Picanha, Kettle Cooked Indian Tika Masala and, Wavy Greek Tzatziki. Each bag sold is worth 100 “miles” that you can collect and go online to win various prizes. We’ve been so swamped here lately that all I’ve had the energy to do is eat and review each chip flavor. Which means we probably missed our chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Guam.
Today’s review is on Kettle Cooked Indian Tika Masala. Now in full disclosure this was the chip I was MOST excited about. I freakin’ LOVE Indian food, and Tika Masala in particular.
Smell: A fragrant explosion of curry. Tika Masala is a cream based curry.
Appearance: Like intense BBQ chips but instead of bbq flavor, it’s cumin and turmeric with specks of red.
Flavor: BBQ flavor that is more salty. I do taste a bit of the taste they were going for. They have a starchy after taste. A fair bit of heat, and I do definitely taste the cumin and turmeric (smokey flavors).
Honestly the texture is a bit strange. I’m used to real Tika Masala that you can put over rice. The rice helps to cut the heat and adds a bit of sweetness.
There is NO sweetness in these chips.
I’d rather go for the real thing. Plus I can have leftovers of it and eat it the next day. This bag lasted me 10 minutes.
So in summary, unfortunately this chip didn’t live up to it’s name or reputation. We’ll try a new flavor tomorrow.
FTC Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All items purchased by me.