Review: Lay’s Kettle Cooked Olive Oil & Herbs Potato Chips (Flavor Swap vs. Kettle Cooked Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Potato Chips) & LEAP DAY DEALS!
JFG Nation, today is LEAP DAY! February 29, which only comes around once every four years! Look, I don’t have time to tell you why this occurs; just read this article. This is a good day! Ja Rule was born on this day!
Damn I thought I was the most famous leap year baby but pope Paul the third might have me beat lol…
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork) February 24, 2016
Ah, Ja Rule. Loved you 15 years ago…
Anyways, if you’re a leap day baby, YOU HAVE TONS OF FREE STUFF COMING TO YOU! Let’s list them here:
Born on the 29th February? Buy six bottles of wine from us this weekend and we’ll give you a bottle of Veuve on us! pic.twitter.com/KVQD4vU4ZL
— Majestic Wine (@majesticwine) February 25, 2016
Well…sort of free wine.
But you can also get FREE PIZZA HUT PIZZA!
This Leap Day we are giving away free Personal Pan Pizzas to anyone born on February 29. pic.twitter.com/8SKlZ0apSa
— Pizza Hut (@pizzahut) February 27, 2016
“Pizza Hut has been the site of many, many birthday parties through the years, and since ‘Leaplings’ only get to celebrate their true birthdays every four years, we wanted to make their day special and help them honor their birthdays in a big way,” said Doug Terfehr, senior director of public relations, Pizza Hut. Way to point out that the other three years aren’t TRUE BIRTHDAYS, Pizza Hut. Next time, just tell them Santa Clause ain’t real and their parents are breaking up.
But there’s more! $29 clothing at Urban Outfitters – because a T-shirt SHOULD cost $29. Free meals at the Hard Rock Cafe – enjoy your birthday with Foo Fighters blaring into your skull. Free pasta at Buca di Beppo – birthday on the 29th, so add 29 points to your cholesterol! And perhpas my favorite Leap Day promo – Arby’s is offering a vegetarian menu for one day only???
— Adweek (@Adweek) February 27, 2016
Read these descriptions and look at the photo. Arby’s is trolling vegetarians by offering all their sandwiches WITHOUT MEAT. So, just bread in some cases. WAY TO MOCK PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY EXIST, ARBY’S.
What do you feel about Leap Day? Never give a second thought? Think it’s amazing? And what other great deals have you seen out there? Let me know in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Lay’s Kettle Cooked Olive Oil & Herbs Potato Chips!!
Lay’s Kettle Cooked Olive Oil & Herbs Potato Chips vs. Sea Salt Cracked Pepper chips is the next in the line of Flavor Swap matchups I’m trying. To recap previous scores:
Flamin’ Hot: A-
Fire Roasted Habanero: B+
Korean Barbeque: B-
Honey Barbecue: C
Let’s do pics and get right to the tasting:
I’ve eaten the Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper chips plenty of times, and I’ve eaten Utz’s Salt & Pepper chips even more times, so suffice to say, I enjoy salt & pepper chips. Cracking into the Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper chips, the flavor was familiar – a nice kettle crunch, a nice oily base, good salt, and the familiar savoriness of the cracked pepper. Good balance on the chip – only when I ate a bunch all at once did I get the small burn of black pepper. Otherwise, these were savory all the way.
I munched on these Lay’s Kettle Cooked Olive Oil & Herbs Potato Chips, and definitely noticed that these were WAY more complex. They had the same oily base, but the olive oil flavor was more present, and gave off more buttery round notes. The flavors of thyme, oregano, and basil were all noticeable, and faded in and out as I chewed. These were really really flavorful, and quite delicious. Not much else to say.
It’s tough, because the Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper is such a simple and tasty flavor, but I have to give the nod to the new variety. Again, I liked both of these flavors than both BBQ flavors. I’d give the Olive Oil chips an A, and the Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper chips a B+.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart, Germantown, MD
COST: see this link
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