Lay'sThai Taste "Green Curry Flavour"


It might seem fairly obvious, but how much you like these potato chips depends greatly on how much you enjoy Thai green curry. Many people seem to lump curries into one flavour or group. There's an assumption to some that all curries are exactly the same, this is not the case at all. The definition of the word curry is just a food cooked with an assortment of spices, and often spicy. What kind of spices you use can change drastically depending on where you are in the world. For example, green curries often have a great deal of Thai basil in them, while other curries might not have any basil at all. In general, the only ingredient you find in almost all curries is some form of hot pepper, but even the variety of that can change depending on where you get your curry.

The reason I explain all of this is because these chips taste very much like a green curry from Thailand. While the package has the word "flavour" on it, which is usually an indicator of a snack food using synthetic flavours and not authentic flavours, I don't think this is the case with these chips. I get the feeling that this bag of chips contains real version of many of the spices you find in a green curry. This does include the spiciness of most green curries, so if you're very sensitive to hot food this might not be the bag of chips for you. Worst of all is that the spice creeps up on you gradually. After the first few chips you might even doubt that there's any spice at all, but by the end of the bag there's a fairly good kick.

When I ate these chips it totally brought back memories of sitting at a street food stall in Bangkok eating my last bowl of great Thai green curry. I'm hoping this is a flavour that they might export to other parts of the world (I bought this is Thailand) because it gives people all over the chance to taste a classic Thai dish.