Do Us A Flavor Round 2

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Finally had time to do the last two flavors and here are my thoughts.

West Coast Truffle Fries

I remembered having truffle fries at a restaurant once but I couldn’t remember what it tasted like. After trying the chips, there’s a hint of sour cream/onion taste but less of the sour cream and more so on the onion.

Southern Biscuits and Gravy

Never really had biscuits and gravy so I’m also going in blind for these. The taste was a bit mild, there’s a hint of gravy flavor but then the chip takes over.

My Rankings

  1. Greektown Gyro
  2. Truffle Fries
  3. New York Reuben
  4. Biscuits and Gravy

Bonus Chips

One of my colleagues at work was visiting Buffalo and picked up some chips, Tops has pretty unique flavors and the one I sampled was much better than most of the Lays.

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Cheddar & Horseradish is not something I’d particularly enjoy but as the chip guy at the office I had to try one. I immediately smelled the horseradish as the bag was being passed around. The chip itself had a decent cheesy taste to it and the horseradish kicks in right after. It’s quite pungent and well done.

Coming up next

Lays Do Us A Flavour for the Canadian flavours.

Chips, Chips, & Chips!

I just got back from my trip to Columbus OH. Shout outs to Heroes and Games for hosting the annual OP Cup at their store. Whenever I go to the US, I always do a grocery run and load up on junk food you can only get south of the border. I only managed to pick up about $50 US this time around.

Pringles – Cheese Burger

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I am finding these Food Truck flavors quite appetizing. They have familiar flavors that I know and they hit it spot on. The previous trip netted me some Kickin’ Chicken Taco Pringles and those had the familiar taco spices but I think chicken was only in the name for the rhyme. This time around I found the Cheese Burger flavor and, no surprise, it tastes like cheese burger. The taste was too evenly spread out but overall it was satisfying.

Lays – New York Reuben

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I’ll be honest, I haven’t tasted a Reuben sandwich before, at least not a proper one. And because of that, I didn’t know what to expect. The taste seemed like a complete mix of flavors that neutralized it completely. There’s a hint of the tangy-ness of the sauerkraut but that’s about it.

Lays – Kettle Cooked Greektown Gyro

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On the contrary to the Reuben, I’ve had many gyro pitas, I even had one this past weekend in Columbus. My expectations for this chip was low, expecting it to taste similar to the Kettle Cooked Tzatziki from last year’s Canadian DUAF contest.

I was wrong.

There’s a very strong lamb taste to the chip. It really does taste like gyro meat with a bit of helpings. This is currently at the top of list.

What’s Next?

Two US DUAF chips down, two to go. I will try the West Coast Truffle Fries and Southwest Biscuits and Gravy and report back having never tried either one ‘properly’.