Lay's Cooling Sensation "Icy Lemon Flavor"


I’m having a really hard time describing these potato chips. They’re unlike any potato chip I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve eaten a few sweet potato chips before, I’ve even had a lemon flavoured potato chip before. These chips are very unique, but I’m not sure if I’d call them excellent when it comes to the flavour. They’re a little too weird to call them tasty, or to even warrant another bag. Having said that, just eating them has been a truly interesting experience.

The dominant flavour of these chips is lemon, but not really like the fruit. When you first bite into the chips the lemon flavour that dominates is closer to a lemon meringue pie. There is a slight salty flavour that keeps this sweet lemon flavour at bay, but there’s no doubt that lemon meringue is the dominant flavour. Then, just as you’re finishing your first few chips, you start to get a cool sensation, menthol. This is a little weird at first, particularly with the texture of the potato chips. The more chips you eat, the stronger the menthol flavour gets. Then suddenly you realize you’re now tasting potato chips that taste like lemon cough drops. I’ve never had a chip where the flavour changed so drastically from the first to the last chip.

I’m sure most of you would find the idea of eating a potato chip that tasted like a lemon cough drop to be pretty unappealing, and you’d be right. The thing is, it wasn’t so bad that I couldn’t finish the bag, and the experience was kind of worth it. I don’t feel the need to have this experience ever again, but I kind of enjoyed having it. These chips are weird, and I would say as a representation of a cool lemon drink, they fail horribly. They are however tasty enough, and they really lead to a strange experience.