Lay’s Passport to Flavor

I picked up the 4 new Lay’s flavors on my annual trip down to Columbus which coincides with the release of the new chips.

Chinese Szechuan Chicken, Indian Tikka Masala, Brazilian Picanha, Greek Tzatziki

Greek Tzatziki

In Canada, we had the tzatziki flavour before in a kettle cooked chip, so the taste was not new. However, with the wavy chips, something changed. It actually works a bit better as a wavy chip than a kettle chip.

Brazilian Picanha

Ruffles has a steak flavoured chip available here and I wasn’t able to pinpoint what it was supposed to taste like. Ruffles usually gets the flavour right, especially since they specialize in wavy chips and can load the ridges with flavour. But for the steak flavour they had, I just wasn’t tasting it. The same goes for the Brazilian Picanha chips.

Indian Tikka Masala

I don’t think I’ve ever tried the real thing. Indian food is known for its use of spices and this one was no different. It was an interesting taste, a lot stronger than what I had anticipated. Out of the 4, this one is the most flavorful chip.

Chinese Szechuan Chicken

Another chip where I haven’t tried the real thing to compare to. There was a bit of a kick to this chip, which is always welcome but I’m not a fan of spicy.


The next post will be the Canadian World of Flavours chips, and a bonus flavour that came out this week that should have been the Canadian flavour.

10 Years in Waterloo

(I’ll get back to the food stuffs shortly, I have the Lay’s world flavours of chips coming up)

Our house, as seen in 2007
Our apartment, as seen in March 2007

September 2 2006

The day I moved out of my parents house and started my undergrad at the University of Waterloo. I remember it was rainy to start the day, not heavy rain, just enough to make us quickly bring the stuff in from the van to our apartment. Felix had moved in early in the morning, Brian and I came around the lunch hour. Kim, our landlord’s preferred handyman was busy making last minute changes to the house.

We hadn’t decided which room we would be occupying, so we drew lots. I got the biggest room and one of the most problematic ones in years to come. And we settled in, computers were the first thing we unpacked, we had no real Internet access since our modem was scheduled to be delivered on September 5th. Dial up was still an option for us and we connected to see where we were supposed to meet for our frosh week activities.

After our first dinner in the house, we decided to walk around the city. Details are a bit fuzzy, but I vaguely remember us walking all the way to Chapters at King/Weber to pick up a map of Kitchener-Waterloo. We proceeded to walk to UW campus along University Ave and down Westmount and make a big circle home. Walking along Erb St, Felix noticed a bookshelf that he picked up the next day. It started raining as we approached Caroline and Bridgeport. By the time we reached the Sobeys at the Bridgeport Plaza we were soaking wet and wasn’t sure whether to walk north or south. Luckily, I remembered the Shoppers Drug Mart was south of our house and spotted it in the distance.

10 years.

10 years in Waterloo.

10 years of countless memories and life changing events.