Those that follow me know about my love affair with coffee. Whether at home, a local coffee shop or on the road I’m usually drinking coffee in all of its forms. By forms I mean a pour over, drip, Chemex, as part of a latte, etc.
The taste and smell of java deliciousness has made me try things like coffee flavored ice cream, but one day I was roaming a store and saw these…
…cappuccino flavored Lay’s Potato Chips. I did a double take. While seeing a delicious cappuccino on a product definitely drew my eye and a smile, I was also thinking to myself, “Huh?”. Potato chips and coffee, really?
This flavor was the result of Lay’s Do us a Flavor? competition. Lay’s ran a contest taking potato chip flavor ideas from everyone, before picking four flavors to produce. One flavor will be saved via a website and social media vote, with the winning contest contributor receiving a one million dollar prize!
I didn’t buy them at first, but after posting about it on Facebook a couple of friends, who I’m sure know of my coffee love, suggested I try them out. So the next the Lay’s Cappuccino Potato Chips were secured and opened right away.
Yep, it smelled just like a cappuccino. If you closed your eyes and someone put the bag in front of you, you might actually think there was a caffeinated beverage up close, not a potato chip snack.
I proceeded to taste a few of the chips and was kind of indifferent. You could definitely taste the flavor of cappuccino, but in no ways did it feel like I was eating a potato chip. It wasn’t like anything I had tasted before. The chips contain no caffeine, so naturally I had a cappuccino in liquid form alongside for the ride.
Afterwards, walking around having a dozen or so random others try the chips, the responsive was more on the negative side. One person actually liked them a lot. The rest of the bag was consumed since I bought it, but I probably won’t by it again for that next road trip. Hmmm probably not. :)
Thinking back to the contest, if I had submitted an entry it might very well have been coffee based. Latte potato chips anyone? :) You gotta give Lay’s props for being innovative and letting it’s fans help shape the products it creates. Next time I go to the store I might snag one of those other contest flavors just to try. Who knows unless you try!
Have you tried the Lay’s Cappuccino Flavored Potato Chips? Any of Lay’s other “Do us a Flavor” flavors? If so, you can go to DoUsAFlavor.com to vote for your favorite. What were your thoughts?