L - Europe - Salty

Lay's "Epitika (Olive Oil)"


Taste: 2.5

Texture: 4

Novelty: 3

All scores out of 5

April 24 2011

A subtle pallet, that's pretty much what you need in order to taste any difference between these chips and Lays regular plain chips. I think that my pallet is pretty good at distinguishing flavours but I can't really taste anything different from a regular bag of chips (although I don’t have one to compare). Maybe with the comparison there might be a slight stronger oil flavour but I'd have to do a taste test to be sure.

So why would someone want then to buy a bag of chips made with olive oil instead of regular... whatever oil they normally use (corn I assume). I think two people will go nuts over this idea. First and foremost the health conscious types. Or at the very least those who believe they are health conscious. Studies have shown that olive oil is better for you than most oils so maybe eating a bag of these is healthier.

The other group of people that will eat these up are the folks that simply like trendy exotic foods. Greek food is very popular and olives are one of the main foods Greeks are famous for. So I can see someone trying them out because they simply want to taste something a little more Greek.