Review: Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate, Thank You Veterans, The Nosh Show Recaps
Junk Food Nation, Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all who have served, are serving, and will serve. It is because of veterans’ brave sacrifice that we can all do what we want to do, whether it be sitting around watching football, building the next great skyscraper, or running a silly junk food blog. So thank you to the brave men and women around the world in the military serving this great nation of ours. As a gov’t worker, I have the day off so I can listen to hours and hours of relentless leaf blowing happening outside my window. GOOD GOD IT’S LIKE THEY ARE BLOWING THE LEAVES INTO MY HEAD.
Since I have a break from work, I wanted to use today to recap new readers/listeners on the evolution of the podcast I participate in, The Nosh Show. Started by Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, it features Ryan from GrubGrade, and Dubba from On Second Scoop, and, of course, me, your friendly neighborhood Junk Food Guy. It was Marvo’s brainchild, and I have to admit, I was initially skeptical. I mean, I listen to sports radio podcasts all the time, and I enjoy writing about junk food,but would people want to LISTEN to people discussing junk food?? Well, apparently, YOU DO!
Our audience has been awesome, so thank you to all of you; as for you non-listeners, the Nosh Show army is always looking to recruit, so I’ve put together a short sampling of episodes below that you can listen to right here in this webpage.
The first episode of the Nosh Show debuted on April 18, 2013 (holy crap we’ve been recording this show for over six months now!), back when all of us had different microphones. It sounded like a bad four-way call, and you can hear how sort-of-nervous we all were – it featured introductions and origin stories:
Fast forward to Episode 4. We all have the same microphones (hurray!) and we discussed a number of topics, including adventures of taking pictures of food!
Do you have certain junk food and fast food items that have been discontinued that you remember, ever so fondly? Well, we did too. Take a walk down memory lane with this Tenth Episode of the Nosh Show as we discussed discontinued food items:
The Nosh Show has had guests! In Episode 14, we talked with the Queen of Candy – Cybele, from the CandyBlog.net:
Episode 15 was the ultimate in podcast nerdiness, as we held a CROSSOVER EVENT with the guys from the NerdLunch podcast:
I know I pimp this podcast relentlessly, but it’s only because I love it, I love you, and I love junk food. And hey – wanna help me out? Leave a review of what you think of the podcast on the iTunes! Thanks, Nation.
Today’s junk food: Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate!
Oh baby. Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate. Yeah, you’re seeing this right. Gamechanger. GAME. CHANGER. The whole chocolate dipped potato chip thing had usually been reserved for smaller boutique gift snack companies. I’ve seen Sanders do a WONDERFUL job at these. Plus, I’ve had lots of friends make them from scratch.
You know that these smaller have something good when a big ass company like Frito-Lay decides they want to step in and join in the competition. And here we have the result: Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate. Just in time for the holidays.
Want to know how limited these Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate actually are? I scoured three Target stores for these before finally finding ONE BAG (this one) face down on the ground at the end of some random aisle. I might’ve overlooked it had it not been for me almost kicking it as I strolled by. THAT’S HOW HARD THESE WERE TO FIND. Up the distribution, Frito-Lay, C’MON.
Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate are not rocket science. Salty chips dipped in milk chocolate. Obviously a good concept – who out there hasn’t dipped fries into a Frosty before, huh?
(PS: Now it’s lawnmowers blaring in my ears. THE CUTTING WILL NEVER STOP.)
Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate do contain milk, which is good, because if it didn’t, I’d be seriously doubting the name of this snack.
When I opened this bag of Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate, the first thing I noticed was that, like many chocolate dipped chips I’ve had in the past, these potato chips were PARTIALLY DIPPED, not covered from head to toe in chocolate. This, I felt, was a good thing – it gives you a better chance to actually taste the underlying potato chip and, more importantly, the salt that lies beneath. If it was just a completely covered chip, the chocolate would dominate and the potato chip would be nothing more than a crunch factor – BORING. No, Frito-Lay did it right with the half dip.
Smelled great, btw – nice and chocolate-y.
Limited Edition Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips Dipped In Milk Chocolate were both really REALLY tasty and yet unsurprising. I mean, it’s a chip dipped in chocolate. When I first chewed it, I tasted the wonderfully sweet milk chocolate and it immediately mixed with the shards of salt that popped and gave a sweet/salty savoriness with each crunch of my teeth. The flavor of the potato chip came through as I chewed, holding up nicely despite the sweetness of the chocolate and giving me a nice starchy flavor.
Where Frito-Lay really earns high marks, IMO, is execution. The chips themselves did not show up all stuck together. The chocolate, while sticking to my fingers, did not chip and fall off the rest of the chip while biting. The manner of dipping provided for plenty of exposure of chip on one side while dousing the other side with PLENTY of chocolate – no shortchanging of flavor. And the crunch was pretty good – no chip felt soggy or waterlogged.
Frito-Lay has a winner on its hands here. If you can find these, they are definitely worth it. Golf clap, Frito-Lay…golf clap!
PURCHASED AT: Target
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