Review & Taste Test: Lay's Wavy Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Potato Chips
This is a review of Lay's Wavy Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Potato Chips.
I typically love trying any chip with "salt" or "garlic," so I was excited to see this on the shelf and was eager to give them a try. I must admit you were a bit hard to find in stores here. But, I finally picked it up at the CVS store here and noticed that they are also at Walmart locations.
Upon taking my first bite of the wavy chip, I noticed it was nice and crunchy. The chip has a rigidity to it and that is great. I hate chips that when you bite it, you get pieces that crumble because it doesn't hold up.
My first initial impression was that it has a nice garlic and salt taste to it. It's not overpowering and not ridiculously garlicky that your breath will wreak after eating it. I also noted a suble hint of pepper. Though looking at the ingredient list does not show the obvious "pepper," but rather "spices." Again, not overpowering at all. Just all around good.
If I had to say what the taste is similar to, it would be a Sour Cream and Onion chip. However, with more garlic flavor. If you closed your eyes and were to sample the chip, you'd easily mistake it for a new sour cream and onion chip.
I'm not thinking that this is such a breakthrough of a chip, but it does taste great. I would purchase this again in a heartbeat. And, admittedly, I am addicted to this chip.
From a nutritional standpoint, one serving as per the package is about 12 chips. That's actually not too bad when you look at the nutrition details.
The calories from fat is a little high (it should be at least on third or less of the calories) because it's over half of the total calories. The total fat, while at 15% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) is not that high, though it would be better to find a chip lower.
What is great is there is no trans fat and no cholesterol in this chip. However, the saturated fat at 8% isn't that bad if you're only having this chip and for the rest of your meals you are sticking to a low saturated fat diet.
Sodium, while not spectacular, is rather low for this chip.
Fiber isn't great, but what potato chip contains a lot of fiber, right? If you want to have fiber, stick with a corn chip instead.
This chip is great because it's low in sugar.
While glancing the ingredients, you must wonder why there isn't the word "cheese" or "sour cream" in the title of the chip. I mean, it seems to me that there's more of cheese and milk and cream than garlic and salt!
I think that the brown sugar adds some sweetness to the mix, but not very much so. As stated, this is a light chip. Not heavy in garlic after taste.
If you are lactose intolerant, though, be aware that this is heavily laden with milk ingredients. Just by glancing, you'll see the following: buttermilk, skim milk, sour cream, butter, cheddar cheese, whey, and milk protein concentrate. I, personally am lactose intolerant. I did have around 6 chips and I was okay. But if you do have a more severe form of intolerance, you may want to adjust accordingly.
Also, there's "yeast extract" and "spices" listed. Yeast extract is basically another name for MSG or Monosodium Glutamate. If you have a sensitivity to MSG, you may want to steer clear of this chip, too.
Have you tried this Lay's Wavy Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Chips?
If you've tried these chips, what do you think of the flavor?
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