L - North America - Salty

Lay's "Chalet Sauce"


Taste: 4.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 5

All scores out of 5

If you were to ask me what most Canadian flavour ever of potato chips was, these would certainly be in the running. Poutine and dill pickle would also be a part of this list. I'm sure any Quebec friends out there might disagree with this idea, and would argue that St Hubert gravy is much more Canadian, or at the very least better. I don't know if I agree, but I'm also willing to sample St Hubert potato chips, and I welcome the competition.

My biggest complaint about these chips is simple, it's about time. Why is this just a thing now, why has it taken this many years for Swiss Chalet to get on the crazy chips flavours bandwagon. This is a flavour that works so well, and it's so obvious. My favorite thing to do is dip my french fries into my Chalet Sauce, so potato chips and Chalet Sauce are an obvious combination. The flavour also works well as a seasoning, they offer dry packages of Chalet Sauce for sale, and you can use it for so much more than just a dipping sauce.

Flavour wise these just work really well. You even get the slight acidic and spicy aftertaste that comes with real Chalet Sauce. I've heard that the plan was to make these a limit time item, I sure hope that's not the case. These would make a great fixture on Canadian store shelves, and would make for a great way to share the flavour that many of us Canadians love (since they're easily transportable).

Now all we need is Tim Horton's flavoured chips and we're good.