There are some of you who are looking at Lay’s new Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Potato Chips and thinking to yourself, “Dammit! That was MY Lay’s Do Us a Flavor submission! Frito-Lay stole my idea!” or “Dammit! Lay’s ripped that flavor idea out of my head! This tinfoil hat I made doesn’t work!”
If you have no ill will towards Lay’s, I’d recommend purchasing a bag of this limited time flavor if you’re interested in experiencing the comfort food combination of tomato soup and grilled cheese without having to worry about burning your mouth with savory liquid or getting your fingers greasy with buttered bread.
I’d also recommend this new variety if you like pizza. I’ll get to that in a few moments.
The crunchy fried potato slices look like they might taste either super cheesy or a little spicy, but they are neither. They smell more cheesy than tomato soup-y, but that flips when being eaten. The tomato is sweet, slightly acidic, and at the forefront from the first chomp.
The cheese is still around but in the background of the chip’s flavor. Also, like with Lay’s previous sandwich-flavored chips, it tastes as if the food scientists were able to add a little bread flavoring, or maybe that’s my imagination. But what I do know is real is that Lay’s Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Potato Chips are delightful.
The flavor profile is easily recognizable. However, as someone who has dipped his hands into many bag-shaped universes of chips, the combination of tomato and cheese, at times, reminds me of pizza-flavored snacks. But if you think about it, it does make sense since pizza is a few food chromosomes away from tomato soup and grilled cheese.
These chips aren’t as comforting or warming as a grilled cheese sandwich dipped into hot tomato soup. But, since chips go well with sandwiches, this crunchy snack would make an appropriate and tasty side.
DISCLOSURE: I received a free sample of the product from Lay’s PR team. Well, actually, I received two bags and ate half of one within 30 minutes for, um, testing purposes. Getting free samples did not influence my review. Although I can totally see how some might think so. But I assure you it did not.
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 7 3/4 oz. bag
Purchased at: Received from Lay’s PR
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (about 15 chips) 160 calories, 10 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 180 milligrams of sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
5 thoughts to “REVIEW: Lay’s Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Potato Chips”
I wasn’t a fan of these. They tasted pretty bland to me.
They weren’t bad, but I was a little disappointed. Despite the orange coloring, it did seem like the tomato soup (which was fine/as described) was the base flavor, as the first chip I had tasted only like tomato soup. The ones with more seasoning/colored salt did seem less (just) tomato-y/more cheesy, but it never really seemed like a grilled cheese, just the fairly standard cheddar that I would have found in the (nearly identical, in terms of packaging: my store put them right next to each other) Cheddar and Sour Cream Lays, just with tomato cutting it instead of sour cream. There wasn’t that burst of butter or crunch of bread or gooey/meltiness of cheese, at least to my somewhat dull/old taste buds.
My family makes Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup all the time. These chips were surprisingly accurate the the flavor we’re used to when we dunk our sammiches in the soup. I loved these. I’m gonna have to grab another couple bags before they disappear.
not hard.. infusing flavors u want both to complement each other.. why would u otherwise… bring back the pico de gallo.. that is the best flavor… ever
Uhhh, did The Lays bag filler put cheddar and sour cream flavor in this bag of grilled cheese and tomato soup? I was highly disappointed! Tasted nothing like what I wanted to enjoy so badly! BOO!
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