REVIEW: Lay’s Wavy Salt & Pepper Potato Chips

Lay s Wavy Salt  Pepper Potato Chips

What are Lay’s Wavy Salt & Pepper Potato Chips?

The standard restaurant table space takers, salt and pepper, have been on Lay’s original and Kettle Cooked chips, but this is the first time they’ve been on Lay’s Wavy chips. Okay, chip nerds about to correct me, the first time on Lay’s Wavy in the U.S.

How are they?

I was expecting these to be peppery, but their saltiness was surprising. In my mind, I thought the level would be the usual amount on chips, but they taste extra salty. I’m not talking like sea salt chips level but beyond that. I imagine if there wasn’t any pepper to cut through it, these chips might be too harsh.

In no way does the added rock seasoning overpower the pepper. In fact, the salt enhances it, making it a good addition. Although my doctor, who knows what my average blood pressure is, would probably shake his head at the previous sentence.

Lay s Wavy Salt  Pepper Potato Chips Closeup

The amount of pepper is just right to me. Although it doesn’t look like there’s much on the chips, what’s there provides a peppery punch. I imagine it might be potent to some, but I love it.

With Lay’s Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, I felt a slight peppery burn on the back of my throat but had no such issues with this Wavy version.

Is there anything else you need to know?

I did not sneeze once while eating these chips.

The bag says they’re great for dipping, but I did not follow that subtle hint to buy a Frito-Lay dip along with the chips. I’m sure they’re great for dipping, but they’re great as they are.


Much like ketchup potato chips, salt and pepper chips are a rare sight on store shelves. I don’t know how long Lay’s Wavy Salt & Pepper Potato Chips are going to be available, but if you’re a fan of the flavor, I’d suggest hoarding them now.

Purchased Price: $3.50
Size: 7 1/2 oz. bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (about 13 chips) 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 150 milligrams of sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Lay’s Wavy Salt & Pepper Potato Chips”

  1. I’ve try these. For me to doesn’t do it. I guess the pepper on dry chips. Doesn’t taste the good. Now that’s just me. We all get different likes we like. As someone told me years ago. If we were are the same. This would be very boring world.

  2. The best salt & pepper chips are at Schlotzsky’s! Aldi had some that were decent, but Schlotzsky’s reigns supreme.

    1. Unfortunately Lays has cut the production “temporarily”. I inquired and was sent four $5.00 coupons. I told them their other brands are sitting not selling. If you like barbecue but don’t like the sweetness and stained fingers?. They have a flavor called All Dressed. It too is out of production. The All Dressed is a number one seller in our neighbor’s to the north, Canada ??.

  3. I so love these ,been looking everywhere, Ebay is selling but s/h is out of my spending.Truly best ever

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