Review: Lay’s Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Potato Chips & How Did I Miss “Baby Driver”?

JFG Nation, I moved a little while back and between that and fielding endless boxes of baby things, it’s an understatement to say I am not fully unpacked yet. Key to that “revelation” is that I have not even unpacked my TV yet. Stream baby stream on every mobile device possible, but no TV. So, no commercials. As a result I had no idea this movie “Baby Driver” existed. What?! As a FnF mark, you’d think I’d be up on car movies. No clue. But then this popped up on my YouTube feed:

UM. THAT’S AWESOME. Music, car chase, AND heist? HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS MOVIE EXISTED?

I know some of my friends have seen it and have it a thumbs up. It’s getting 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. What about you, JFG Nation? Have you seen this movie? And if so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Today’s junk food: Lay’s Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Potato Chips!!

Lay’s recently announced their Do Us A Flavor finalists, for which this flavor was NOT picked. However, as one of the semi-finalists, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Popper was a flavor that apparently Lay’s liked enough to make into this Walmart Exclusive. I recently received a preview bag (the actual bags are not yet in production). It felt like I was eating one of those mystery flavors, the way these were labeled. PepsiCo R&D? Is this Flubber? (Flubber….that’s an old reference isn’t it? DAMNIT).

The PR Buzz: “Get your taste buds ready – one of Lay’s newest potato chip flavors, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Popper, will launch exclusively in Walmart stores for a limited time! The flavor was created by a popper fan in Ohio and is coming to a Walmart store near you.”

DO THESE TASTE GOOD? Yes.

WHY OR WHY NOT? Let me be clear …these tasted good. Opening the bag I smelled general savory and cheesy and slight smoky notes. But my first taste confused me because I didn’t immediately taste the bacon or the jalapeño or the cream cheese. Good general savory flavor but no distinction. The more chips I ate however the more clear flavors emerged. I got the smoke of the bacon. I got the initial tang of cream cheese and general creaminess in the chip. I got the slight vegetable flavor of jalapeño with some burn at the end. I got the flavor when I was looking for it. It’s not a super bold chip in any particular direction, but it is a good flavored chip. The masses will love these; some will expect more from the promised named flavor.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Thanks again to Walmart for giving me a chance to try these ahead of the release!

PURCHASED AT: Sent to me, but these will be available in Walmart for a limited time! WALMART EXCLUSIVE!

WHERE FOUND IN STORE? n/a.

COST? n/a.

Sincerely,

The JFG

Discuss - 4 Comments

  1. Sophia R says:

    Music, car chases, a heist, AND Kevin Spacey! The movie is great, definitely worth seeing in a theater.

    And the chips might be worth a trip to Walmart 🙂

  2. Angie Johnson says:

    When will walmart have them in stores?? I’ve been searching every time I go but nevee find them.

  3. Jim says:

    as a Wal-Mart associate, I seem to recall the Lays guys coming in and setting up a display in late August/early September … and that was it … a VERY LIMITED run (less than a week in my store) … very disappointing

  4. Michael sawyer says:

    This is the worst chip I have ever tasted. Has no bacon flavor, no jalapeño flavor, only a very bad ranch flavor. So disappointed.

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