QUICK REVIEW: Lay’s Poppables Honey BBQ

Lay s Poppables Honey BBQ

What is it?

A new flavor of the popular Lay’s Poppables, which debuted last year. This product also brings the number of Lay’s honey-flavored potato snacks introduced this year to two. The other being Lay’s Kettle Cooked Honey Chipotle Potato Chips.

How is it?

Although the bag says “Honey BBQ,” with every crunchy nugget I put into my mouth all I could think about was how they exactly taste like regular Lay’s Barbecue Potato Chips. They have a sweet and tangy flavor, but the heavily seasoned pieces have a pronounced smokiness to them.

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But, despite honey being listed in the ingredients, it’s not noticeable like it was when I tried the Kettle Cooked Honey Chipotle Potato Chips recently. It makes me feel sorry for the bees who worked so hard to make the honey. All that buzzing around and I can’t even taste it. Let that be a lesson for everyone. Sometimes hard work doesn’t pay off.

Is there anything else I need to know?

These have the same satisfying crunch as the other Popppables varieties. They’re so crunchy that I sometimes like to chew them with my mouth open to try to amplify the crunch.

They’re good, but there’s something about them that prevents them from not being as addictive as the Sea Salt ones. I mean, I have an unhealthy relationship with the Lay’s Poppables Sea Salt. When I buy a bag there’s a 100 percent chance that I’ll empty it out within the next 12-24 hours. But my relationship with this flavor would make my therapist proud. It’s been 24 hours and I haven’t finish the bag.


If you like Lay’s Barbecue Potato Chips, but want to eat it in a different form factor, here you go.

Purchased Price: $2.50
Size: 5 oz. bag
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (about 28 pieces) 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 220 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

3 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Lay’s Poppables Honey BBQ”

  1. I had the same experience …the sea salt variey is much more addictive and is usually gone within an hour.

  2. ummmm…sea salt….my nemisis…two bags a day..really bad…must be what drug addicts go through..I find excuses to go to the grocery store but it’s really just to buy more sea salt poppables

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