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And that's different than everything they already sell because...?

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The fact that "chicken fries" are such a hot item should be alarming to those who do still care about food. They are to protein what Funyuns are to the vegetable kingdom.

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Lay's has the new "Do Us a Flavor" final four chips out. They are: Southern Biscuits and Gravy, Greektown Gyro, New York Reuben, and West Coast Truffle Fries. Two days ago I tried the Gyro and the Truffle Fries. I had high hopes for the gyro because I love a good gyro. They were almost inedible. Even the smell was awful. Just disgusting. The truffle fries were very good, though. I didn't know what to expect since I never had truffle fries before (I doubt I would pay truffle prices for fries). The chips are quite tasty and I even bought a full sized bag last night when I went shopping. As much as I love actual biscuits & gravy (I am a southern boy after all) I am not anxious to try that flavor chip. I don't see myself eating the Reuben either, but you never know.

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Yeah, these flavors are just...ugh.

 

Truffle oil is, from what I've heard & read, a rip-off.  You have to be REALLY careful in determining if actual truffles are being used.  Even if it's the real stuff, you can't be heavy-handed with it.

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The gyro chips are not great.  I could taste the individual flavors they were going for, but the balance was off.  The onion flavor was a little too strong and chemical-y. 

 

The reuben chips are better, but I was so-so on them.  The first few were pretty good, but the sauerkraut flavor leaves a strong-ish aftertaste that I tired of quickly. 

 

I can't imagine bothering with the truffle fries flavor.  As Log points out, they're clearly not made using real truffle oil, so basically, they're 'potatoes fried in vegetable oil'-flavored.  AKA regular potato chips.  I did listen to a food podcast try all four flavors, and while they liked the truffle chips, they were similarly dubious about their alleged 'special-flavorness'.

 

I actually quite liked the biscuits 'n' gravy flavor.  Though they probably should have been called 'spicy sausage' flavored, as they're pretty one-note.

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