Novelty chips are a lot of fun!
I'm a huge fan of Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest, because NOVELTY and also because I get to expand my palate and decide what often unexpected tastes reign supreme on the classic potato chip.
Cappuccino? Wasabi ginger? Chicken and waffles? YES SO GOOD.
And now we have a new batch. According to Brand Eating, the three finalists for this round will be available until October 2017, which is just enough time to get hooked on your favorite underdog, grieve its inevitable loss and then tearfully stock up before it gets pulled from the shelves before its time.
Just me? Ok then.
(I miss you, Chicken and Waffle Lays. You are gone but not forgotten.)
This time around, you have your choice between Crispy Taco, Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and Fried Green Tomato, and you can vote for your favorite on Lays.com as well as on the chip giant's social media pages.
While I haven't gotten my hands on these new chips yet for a taste test, the savory flavors are sure to give your taste buds a break from their usual routine.
Here's what the masterminds behind each flavor say:
"My fiance loves crunchy beef tacos more than anything," Ellen Sarem of San Antonio, Texas, said of her Tex Mex creation. "I actually made them for one of our first dates, and after three years, I can now finally say that I've mastered cooking his favorite dish!"
"There's no better way to start your day than with an everything bagel with cream cheese," said Lindsay Hoffman of Palm City, Florida, who invented the Kettle Cooked snack version of the breakfast food. "It's become my favorite morning ritual."
"Fried green tomatoes remind me of my childhood in Georgia," said Gregory Pope of Charlotte, North Carolina, who turned the Southern classic into a Wavy chip flavor. "Fried to a golden brown, salted and peppered, they were always the perfect feel-good food prepped by my dad for our family dinners."
Don't forget to keep voting up your favorite so that you can avoid the inevitable heartbreak of limited edition snacks!