Lay’s Exotic Chips in Thailand

The chips maker Lay’s shows a lot of creativity on the market when it comes to inventing new tastes of chips. It has been a kind of trend among tourists in Asian tourism to hunt for new exotic flavours from famous brands. I am first and foremost thinking of all the different Kit Kats(new flavour of the year every year) you can explore in Japan and different versions of Coca Cola(remember the white one that was supposed to look lite water but tasted like a bad version of Sprite).

So when in Thailand forget about salt and vinegar, sour cream and extra barbecue. Why not explore Lay’s local chips flavours. Bring home some inexpensive souvenirs.

Picture Collection of Lay’s

Here are some examples of tastes that are VERY Thai indeed. Even some very Esan/Isarn that is North Eastern flavours.

Lays chips Thailand
Hot Pot or suki is what everyone eats all the time in Thailand. When it tastes Esan/North East it will be spicy and sour.
Lays Thailand Potatoe Chips
Larb is a very herbal and sometimes spicy meat sauce typical for Esan/Isarn. Goes perfect with sticky rice and papaya salad and apparently as chips.
Lays Thailand Potatoe chips
Chilli and lime are two very distinct Thai flavours. So, yes very Thai indeed.
Lays Thailand exotic chips
This one feels like it could be a bit more South East Asian in general flavoured but Made In Thailand. The Xo sauce is a signature of Hong Kong. Developed in the 1980s. It consists of dried seafood, including dried scallops, fish, and shrimp, cooked with chilli peppers, onions, and garlic.
Lays Chips in Thailand
Squid and hot chilli, the excellent match

Lay’s was founded in 1932 by Herman Lay in Tennesse, Nashville. Currently owned by PepsiCo.

You find these unique Thai flavours in 7/11 or Mini Big C. You find these chips online also.

Lays chips Thailand
And of course, sweet basil. “Horapaaa.”
Lay exotic chips in Thailand
Anyone? Original with a touch. Not only salt but also egg.
Lays amazing chips
The prawn chips need both salt and spices
Lays chips on the Thai market
Mieng Kam is one of my favourite snacks. A basic mieng kam includes fresh betel leaves, shallots, ginger, lime with lime zest, as well as fresh chilli, peanuts, roasted coconut and dried shrimp. Why not add potatoes?? So it’s done!!
Max chips with very spicy flavour
Ghost chilli, more like the devil himself chilli. Spicy and are!
Max Lay's Chips with spicy flavour
Prik is chilli and Zab Zeed is a kind of term used for a spicy and delicious papaya salad for instance.
Lay's Korean Cream Cheese Garlic flavour
Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Lay’s. Can’t define it. It tastes a bit fat, salty and maybe a hint of garlic at the end.
Smoked salmon and cream cheese is definitely something I remember as a great topping on pizza in a trendy restaurant in Shanghai. In this case a bit more sceptical. It was that saturated fat flavour that could be pretty much anything. I was thinking if I would really know what flavour it was if it was a blind test.
Truffle came very conveniently as we are close to burning and smoke season here in Chiang Mai. Yes, one of the reasons for burning is to speed up the growth of a very expensive mushroom that bring in large amounts of cash when sold to China. Apart from that reflection I did manage to taste mushroom in these crisps/chips. But if the mushroom was truffle or something else. I am not quite certain. Decent flavour though. So far nothing has convinced me that it taste better than extra BBQ. 🙂 But keep it coming, the weirder the better.

May the list continue😁.

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