13 Weirdest Potato Chip Flavors You’ll Actually Want to Try
Have you taken a trip down the chip aisle at your local grocery store lately? The shelves are bursting with flavors that go well beyond basic barbecue, sour cream and onion, and salt and vinegar. Here are some of the wildest chips around that you’ll definitely want to devour.
Lay’s New England Lobster Roll
As part of their Lay’s Tastes of America campaign, the notorious potato chip line has released eight flavors inspired by different regions across the U.S. Coming at a from the Northeast is their New England Lobster Roll, which evokes similar feelings of yumminess you’ll get from fresh lobster served on a buttery grilled roll. Get ’em while you can, these will only be available until September 23. Don’t miss the reason why potato chips are so addictive.
Lay’s Fried Pickles with Ranch
If you love the salty crunch of a fried pickle dipped in Ranch dressing, has Lay’s got a chip for you. These will make you feel like you’re at a Midwest state fair, minus the crowds and long lines of folks waiting for their fried favorites. If you have a hankering for these, keep in mind that similar to the brand’s New England Lobster Roll chips, the Tastes of America varieties will only be available through September 23.
Kettle Brand Korean Barbeque
Everything you love about Korean Barbeque in one savory and sweet chip. With the delicious flavors of hoisin sauce and garlic, this chip packs a flavor bomb for your taste buds. You’ll also get a hint of smokiness. It’s like barbecue with the volume turned way up. Check out why potato chip bags are never filled to the top.
Zapp’s Spicy Cajun Crawtators
This chip is all about bringing the taste of New Orleans straight to you in its very own bag. If you love Cajun spices, Zapp’s Spicy Cajun Crawtators are a must-try, with spices like paprika, garlic, onion, hickory smoke, and more. For what it’s worth, Zapp’s also prides themselves on packing one heck of a crunch, so get snacking!
Lay’s Deep Dish Pizza
We’d be remiss if we didn’t keep telling you about more of the mouth-watering flavors from Lay’s Tastes of America collection, and, boy, are we excited about their Deep Dish Pizza variety. The brand used Chicago’s famous Giordano’s pizza recipe as a guide to create the flavor profile featured here. It’s basically the next best thing to having a slice itself. If you want to try to make your own healthier chips at home, try these recipes for tasty baked chips.
Kettle Brand Fiery Thai Cooked in 100% Almond Oil with Lemon Grass Infused Sea Salt
With a name that long, you have to be in for something good. Kettle Brand describes the flavor as a “fusion of sweet lemongrass, ginger, and classic Thai heat” all combined in a chip. Perfect to have on hand when you’re craving a favorite Thai meal!
Walkers Chilli & Chocolate
Now we’ve seen chocolate bars laced with chillis and other hot stuff, and we love Mexican hot chocolate, which has a kick to it, but Walkers Chilli & Chocolate flavored potato chips have us scratching our heads. Available in the United Kingdom, you’ll have to travel a distance to get your hands on these crisps. Check out these health benefits of chocolate—you’ll never feel guilty about indulging again.
Zapp’s Sweet Pimento Cream Cheese
It seems like pimento cheese is having a moment. The sharp cheddar flavor with notes of cayenne pepper is a big deal in the South, so no wonder Zapp’s had to add it to one of their varieties. The flavor profile even made it into one of Lay’s Tastes of America flavors (simply named Pimento Cheese).
Calbee Borsch Flavoured Potato Chips
If you don’t know what Borsch is, it’s a soup made with beets and often served up with a dollop of sour cream. It’s most popular in places like Russia, Poland, and Ukraine. At first, you may think this sounds like a terrible flavor for a chip, but factor in that regular old beet chips are delicious and you likely have a winner on your hands.
Dirty Funky Fusion Potato Chips
Come for the interesting name, stay for the delicious taste. If you’re wondering what Dirty Potato Chips in their Funky Fusion flavor taste like—imagine the perfect combo of a french fry and an onion ring rolled up into one deliciously crunchy chip. We’re completely here for this mix of our favorite fried sides.
UTZ The Crab Chip
Crab lovers rejoice! It’s everything you love about your favorite shellfish seasoned into a crisp with UTZ’s The Crab Chip (we’re all about that infamous Chesapeake Bay seasoning). Considering the brand’s East Coast roots, we’re not surprised they serve up one mighty fine crab chip. Lay’s also has a Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice variety in their Tastes of America line, so there’s plenty of love out there for the flavors.
Tyrrell’s Honey Roast Ham & Cranberry Crisps
If you love the seasonal taste of a honey roast ham and cranberries, then these chips from Tyrrell’s are for you. A brand popular in the United Kingdom, they’re also famous for their Sunday’s Best Roast Chicken Crisps. Hey, if there are bacon-flavored chips out there, why not try a chip featuring the aroma of honey roast ham?
Kettle Brand’s Maple Bacon
Hey, did somebody say bacon? The combination of a maple glaze over bacon can easily make the mouth water, and the fact that Kettle Brand decided to encapsulate that heavenly flavor into a chip is perfection. You’ll also note a subtle chili pepper spice, making it a lovely balance of salty, sweet, and spicy. Next, find out the 50 things food manufacturers won’t tell you.