7 Lay’s Potato Chip flavors we need at every party

SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG, CHINA - 2020/10/05: Lay's potato chips pack seen in a supermarket. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG, CHINA - 2020/10/05: Lay's potato chips pack seen in a supermarket. (Photo by Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

Whether it is a Super Bowl party, a pro wrestling event on PPV, a birthday party, or a simple gathering of friends, these experiences wouldn’t be the same without a bowl of Lay’s Potato Chips, or rather a few bowls. Nothing says party like the sound of multiple people crunching away and talking up a storm. This is why we’ve decided to take a gander at 7 Lay’s Potato Chip flavors we need at every party.

Not an easy feat seeing that the company has been around since 1940 and has a large spectrum of flavors, but we’ve decided to give it a go. Besides, no matter how many products a particular snack food company has, there are of course always go-tos, which we’ve decided to concentrate on in this piece, as you will see dear readers.

And besides, who says that chips are only a snack food? According to many, they’re also the perfect side to sandwiches and heck, even a creamy thick soup to dip the aforementioned chips into.

Regardless and no matter the placement of these little crunchy wonders of joy, they are a must at any party as stated, so here are 7 of the best lay’s flavors

But before we commence, did you know that…

1) Lay’s are released by Frito-Lay and are owned by PepsiCo?

2) Lay’s are released as Poca in Vietnam and as Tapuchips in Israel?

3) Herman W. Lay, a salesman who bought the Barrett Food Company and renamed it H.W. Lay Lingo & Company, first sold the chips out of the trunk of his car back in 1938?

Figured a wee bit of trivia would sure go a long way before settling into the list. And now, without further ado, here’s the list. Got your chips ready? You’ll need them, as you might get quite the craving as you read, guilty eaters. So dig in…

7. Lay’s Dill Pickle

Lay’s has quite a few products out there, yes, and we had to limit it down to 7, so this one is perhaps the weakest of the 7 best, as this flavor can get a tad sharp if you keep dipping into it over and over again, so that explains why it’s last in the series of 7 best, but that by no means makes it a weak flavor, quite obviously.

Besides, if you mix and match, going back to it after another flavor, you’re good, and it won’t be as assaulting on the palate as it could be if it was the only chip you were eating, but to each his or her own.

6. Lay’s Salt And Vinegar

The same can be said for this flavor of course. For some reason, salt and vinegar chips are less assaulting from other brands, and I don’t know why.

For example Old Dutch provides a really smooth salt and vinegar that isn’t all that assaulting and I’d say that it’s preferred by myself, but Lay’s does it just right of course as well, but make sure it isn’t the only flavor you have out at the party. Like water or milk after spicy wings, you’ll need something else to break the sharpness of these ones as well.

5. Lay’s Flamin’ Hot

And speaking of spicy, I couldn’t compile a list such as this one without including these bad boys. There are a few of the Flamin’ Hot and the like which include the Dill Pickle and Chile Limón of course, but this one stands out as the best if you like a little of the old kick when eating chips.

Make sure to have loads to drink at your party—and the colder the better—if you put these out and as mentioned in the last few entries, make sure to have varied flavors, if not all seven from this list, which would be ideal if you plan on inviting me.

Sorry to be difficult, but I’ll make it up by telling good stories and laughing hard at all your jokes. Heck…I’ll even help take out the trash later.

4. Lay’s Stax Original

If you’re a fan of Pringles then you’ll love these. They aren’t as oily as many would assume and they’re the perfect fit for the mouth, especially if eaten at the right angle. I actually prefer these ones to Lay’s Original Flavor, believe it or not. They provide that slightly tastier potato taste than the originals, with that added smooth surface of the chip in Stax form.

3. Lay’s Stax Sour Cream and Onion

As far as Stax options are concerned, this one’s the way to go too. Again I prefer the flavor here than in the regular potato chips by Lay’s in this flavor, but as stated above, to each his or her own.

2. Lay’s Kettle Cooked Reduced Fat (40% less fat!)

Hey…everybody’s got to think about health, and if you invite many people to this shindig you plan on having, some healthy options just make sense. Good thing Lay’s have a few of these options which include Original and BBQ options of good old Baked Lay’s, which can of course always be found at your local Subway restaurant, or at least always were.

And they have reduced salt options in both the BBQ and Original flavors, but the healthy option that takes the cake is of course the Kettle Cooked. If you’re a fan of Miss Vickie’s, guilty eaters, then this one’s for you, and with a lot less fat—40 % less fat! But trust old Dom on this one, they don’t taste low fat, which of course only adds to their allure.

1. Lay’s BBQ (Black Bag)

I needed to specify the ‘Black Bag,’ as they also have an orange bag of BBQ and other BBQ variations, and although they’re all great, they don’t taste as great as this one right here. The sweetness that this BBQ flavor brings is supreme, dare I say it, and a single bag of these is never enough. Buy many if you plan on serving them at your party. You’ll need them.

*Honorable mentions from the long-gone past of Lay’s Flavors: Curry, Sriracha, Poutine, Indian Tikka Masala, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper…of course many of these coming from the Do Us A Flavor campaign that the company launches often enough in which they take customer suggestions during a contest promotion aptly named.

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Any flavors you can’t do without, dear readers? Any flavors from the past you wish they brought back? Let us know.