Keep cool with... Potato Chips??? - a review of Lay's new "Cooling Sensation" Potato Chips
It’s summertime in Thailand, and the weather is getting hotter by the day. When the mercury is hitting 35C (95F), I’ll try almost anything if it means keeping cool. When I saw the new limited edition Lay’s “Cooling Sensation” potato chips, I was intreigued, but honestly kind of creeped out by the idea. Of course, that meant that I had to buy a bag of each flavor to review here!
Hey, if eating potato chips is the best way to stay cool in the hot Thai summer, bring them on!
Lay’s Limited Edition “Cooling Sensation” Potato Chips
My first impression of both the Icy Lemon Flavor and the Melon Bingsu Flavor chips was that both flavor was weirdly sweet. I don’t know, but it just seems weird to be snacking on a sweet potato chip. After the initial sweetness, I was hit by the odd “cooling sensation” that felt a little bit like mild menthol. I can’t say that the “sensation” actually helped me to cool down at all, but it definitely made my mouth feel a little cooler.
The flavors are weird. The Icy Lemon chips are supposed to taste like cold lemonade, and I guess they do, but it’s just a really odd flavor to put into a potato chip. The Melon Bingsu actually tastes like the Korean shaved ice dessert, but melon feels like an even stranger flavor to put into a chip than lemon.
Overall, while I appreciate the idea and am always a sucker for a gimick like this, the flavors just don’t work. Yes, the chips have some weird type of menthol-like cooling, but it’s just strange. I don’t really have any word for it.
But don’t take my word for it! Try the chips yoursef and let me know what you think! Maybe you’ll like them, and if you do, please let me know below.