Lay’s Wavy Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips Review
I love chips. When I have to pick a snack, it’s chips. When I’m happy, I celebrate with chips. When I’m sad, chips are there to comfort me. Chips, chips, chips!!! I put chips in my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and love them even more than french fries. Yah, I said it. I also like weird combinations. I put peanut butter on my scrambled eggs, chocolate milk in my tea and BBQ sauce on corn. I’m no stranger to odd mixes when it comes to food.
The limited edition Lay’s Wavy Milk Chocolate Covered Potato Chips are far from new. They had their debut in 2013, yet have remained elusive to me until this year. I found them at Target, winking at me. Seducing me with their fancy packaging and exorbitant price.
The package shows some perfectly crinkled, whole potato chips, covered evenly in milk chocolate, with what appears to be salt crystals on top. When I opened the bag that cost me $3.99, I realized I only had about $1.87 worth of chips inside. The bags are not the usual chip bags we see – they are more like a fat Ghirardelli bag. I just paid 4 bucks for a bag containing 11 3/4 chips, plus 6 pieces of chips. Literally. I counted.
These better blow my fucking mind.
Immediately upon opening the bag – boom. Chocolate. Heavy chocolate smell. No salty potato scents arose from the bag at all. When I pulled one out, it was rather heavy, because it had been basically soaked in chocolate. It started melting on my fingers right away, making these a very messy snack. I bit into one and right away, I was in love. This is a great combination!
I can definitely taste the chip inside, however, wish that they would have pulled the reins on the chocolate just a bit. It’s a great chocolate – smooth and milky with just the right amount of sweetness. And the chips were still crunchy, even after being smothered in chocolate! It’s a nice mix of sweet and salty, creamy and crunchy. I’m sold. But not for 4 fucking dollars a bag.
Side note – there were no salt crystals anywhere, on any of my chips. That would have been a nice addition. Maybe they fell off in the bottom of the bag…but I couldn’t find them because there were so many chocolate pieces and dodads down there.
Lay’s scored with this, and I can totally see why it keeps coming back every year. I think they could have used far less chocolate, added the salt on top, and put them in a bigger bag, though. My real complaint at this point is that my bag of chips is now gone. Damn these seductive products and their sexy appeal!