Review: Wavy Lay’s West Coast Truffle Fries Potato Chips & Borrowing Scissors / My Co-Worker Is Trying To Kill Me
JFG Nation, I had this whole post I was going to do about grunge rock songs I grew up with, but I decided to just highlight and delete all of it after I was almost assaulted this morning.
Picture this: I’m minding my own business, and I need to use a pair of scissors at work. I go by my co-worker’s office, and ask, “Hey, can I borrow your scissors?”
She says, “Sure.” And then she proceeds to stab me several times with the scissors! Ok, I made that last part up.
No, what she did was hold the scissors out to my, POINT SIDE OUT. I looked at her incredulously. “WHAT THE HECK IS THAT!?” I exclaimed. “What? What??” she replied. “POINT SIDE OUT?? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME.”
Basically, I was shocked that she was giving me scissors point side out. Now, look – I admit I was overreacting, and I did so half comically, half serious. But straw poll, JFG Nation – WHO DOES THAT? I grew up being taught by parents, by TV shows, by teachers, by camp counselors – when handing scissors/knives/screwdrivers/anything with a point to another human, you hand it over handle side out. HANDLE SIDE OUT. MY CO-WORKER WAS TRYING TO CUT ME FINGERS OFF.
So, let me know in the comments below – am I wrong? Am I right? Agree or disagree, and what do YOU do?
Today’s junk food: Wavy Lay’s West Coast Truffle Fries Potato Chips!
Wavy Lay’s West Coast Truffle Fries Potato Chips!! The second of this year’s Do Us A Flavor varieties I’m trying (yesterday I tried the Greektown Gyro one – it was ok).
According to Wiki: “Truffle oil is commonly used to make ‘truffle fries,’ which feature French fries tossed in truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, pepper, and sometimes other ingredients.” I’ve eaten Truffle Fries a bunch, and besides the potato goodness, the thing I’m looking for is BOLD TRUFFLE FLAVOR. Of course, there is always a risk of overdoing the truffle – too much truffle can be too powerful and kill any actual savory taste.
This picture of truffle fries is pretty accurate – I love the large smattering of parsley that is shown there. Of course, one might wonder, as someone did on Instagram: What do truffle fries have to do with the West Coast? A very good question – tell us, Angie Fu:
Ah, I see – she lives in California and likes truffle fries.
WHAT THE HELL, LAY’S. You did it with Greektown Gyro yesterday with a dude from Texas, and now you’ve tied truffle fries to the West Coast because this woman lives there? BOOOOOOOOO. You are ruining the geographic element here, Frito-Lay.
Whoa, these Wavy Lay’s West Coast Truffle Fries Potato Chips actually contain a .00000001 % bit of black truffle? Might be microscopic, but color me intrigued.
I opened the bag of these Wavy Lay’s West Coast Truffle Fries Potato Chips and inhaled deeply, deeply, deeply. Um, these did not smell like truffle fries. These smelled like the shrimp chips I grew up eating. Like, there was no mistaking the fishy smell – SHRIMP CHIPS. Spot on. Let’s hope these don’t TASTE like shrimp chips.
Ok, phew – these Wavy Lay’s West Coast Truffle Fries Potato Chips did NOT taste like shrimp chips, despite the smell. But did they taste like truffle fries?
I licked a chip, and didn’t really get a distinct mushroom-y flavor right away – more cheese, creaminess, and a bit of herb flavor than anything else. Licking was giving me nothing. Time to munch.
Munching five-six chips at once, I immediately got a very faint, truffle oil flavor – VERY faint, but I could taste it. Then it disappeared after my saliva washed over the chips once. It was there, and then it wasn’t there. What flavor was leftover? A decent parmesan and parsley flavor. Coupled with the semi-oily Wavy Lays, the resultant savory flavor was really tasty – cheesy, creamy, and herbaceous.
So these tasted good. I mean, as an overall basic chip, I’d rank these ahead of the Gyro ones, just as a more balanced flavor. But what about the truffle?
To me, not enough. I would hesitate to say there needed to be a LOT more truffle, but just a little bit more to help punch up just a basic mushroom flavor. Now, maybe people who have eaten truffle fries LIKE the subtlety of the truffle oil on these. And maybe, as Ryan suggested in our recent Nosh Show, my tastebuds are more weathered and require more seasoning, whereas many out there might taste these and think WHOA TRUFFLE.
In either case, these tasted good, nice and savory with a good parsley and parm taste, and I liked them better then the Greektown Gyro, but would’ve liked more truffle mushroom flavor. I’ll still kill the whole bag, though.
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