This might sound odd, but we're really into trying new potato chip flavors at my job. Whenever one of us goes somewhere and we find a flavor of potato chips we haven't seen/tried before we buy a bag and bring it back so we can all try it together. So as you can guess when Lay's came out with the finalist flavors (Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken & Waffles and Sriracha) from their Do Us A Flavor™ contest we had to get our hands on them. I happened to be the lucky one to find all three flavors at a Stop & Shop on the island and I obviously picked up a bunch of bags so I could try them out with the ladies at work, as well as with my family.
We kinda weren't thrilled by any of them. I mean, I made everyone choose their favorite out of the three but none of us were bowled over by the flavors. My mother who really wasn't happy with any of them picked Sriracha, my sister went with Chicken & Waffles, her boyfriend decided on Sriracha, Nella when given the choice of the three sniffed all of them and went with Sriracha, while I decided on Cheesy Garlic Bread.
It might sound silly, but we kinda liked them when eaten at the same time. We kinda made a "sandwich" out of them with two pieces of the Cheesy Garlic Bread with a Sriracha and Chicken & Waffles in between. The three of them combined seemed to have a better flavor than each individual chip.
Everyone in both of the tastings agreed that there was something lacking from all of the flavors or that there was something extremely artificial tasting about the chips. The Sriracha for instance wasn't spicy enough for peoples liking, while Chicken & Waffles just tasted like fake maple syrup to all of us and the Cheesy Garlic Bread tasted like a not so good mixture of Sour Cream & Cheddar chips with some garlic thrown in.
Overall, this was a fail Lay's part and I'm totally disappointed because I normally like their chips.
Cheesy Garlic Bread = 1
Chicken & Waffles = 1
Sriracha = 8