Potato chips

Dazed and confused

The new flavors have been coming so quickly that I just can’t keep up. There was the cheese pizza flavor—I called it the gateway chip—and I’ve been think about it ever since.

The Gateway Chip

Funny how I happened to be in 7-11 again the other day. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw some unfamiliar packaging, and took a closer look to find the details of this new flavor.

Blindsided!

I never saw this one coming. This KFC Original Recipe surprised me. After the Chef’s Signature series and then the 25th anniversary flavor retrospective, I wasn’t expecting this KFC x Lays Thailand collaboration.

A flavor retrospective

Lays Thailand continues to celebrate the flavors of the past 25 years. I’d had both of these before, but I don’t believe I wrote about them. There was the nam phrik phao flavor—something like an open flame chili paste in the translation.

What's going on here?

Longtime readers of this site will have noticed a new design introduced this month. What’s this all about? I wanted to move the blog to a static platform, and I chose the Wowchemy on Hugo.

The Narrow Road to the Slightly North

I took a long train ride across 6 degrees of latitude. Bangkok is about 13 degrees north, so I’ll call this a narrow road to the slightly north. When I got to Bangkok, I went straight to the snack aisle.

I wasn't expecting that

You’ve seen, perhaps, the Devil barbecue potato chip in Thailand. I’d had the one in the silver packaging. There’s also a Devil flavor in a red bag. “Let me try this one too,” I thought the other day.

So many developments

A lot has happened since my last post about a surprising “Chef’s Signature” flavor. That includes my purchase and careful happy hour tasting session of a Devil barbecue chip, retasting the signature salted egg and trying a new signature roasted chili flavor.

A map, an intriguing new flavor, and a boat ride

I made this map to show some of the places I’ve traveled to over the past few years. This is a test to see if it displays here. In other news, when I arrived in Thailand on a recent trip, I found this new flavor of Lay’s potato chip.

Two Snacks: One Dolorous, One Resplendent

If anything in the snack aisle of 7-11 is going to hurt you, it may be the SHOCK potato chips (crisps) from Lay. I found all the warning labels irresistible and promptly bought a package the first time I came across this new flavor.