REVIEW: Lay’s Fried Green Tomato Wavy Lays & HOT TAKE: Deep Fried Oreos Aren’t Good
JFG Nation, its August, so that means it’s State Fair season. With that in mind, I want to offer up a hot take: Deep Fried Oreos aren’t good.
I love eating deep fried stuff, and fried chicken is nirvana. French fries are heaven, and donuts are mouth sex. But Deep Fried Oreos are an abomination.
Why? The entire purpose of frying something is twofold: 1. To super heat whatever is inside the fry. 2. To add flavor via the fried coating. THAT’S IT. When you deep fry a candy bar, it’s awesome – the whole thing turns molten and stays inside the fried coating. You’ve turned the candy bar into the best donut ever! But a Deep Fried Oreo doesn’t become molten. Yes the creme heats up, but that liquid sugar isn’t enough to get over the fact that the wafer layers are still just there. Hot. No transformation. And now you’ve breaded them. I don’t want another bun outside of my hamburger bun, so why would I want more dough outside of my Oreo?
Plus, since it’s a sweet item, you can’t readily add flavor to the dough coating like you can with a savory item. No paprika, salt, etc. Don’t give me this powdered sugar BS – if I just wanted something sweet, THEN WHY AM I COATING THE OREO IN FLAVORLESS DOUGH?
So yeah. Deep Fried Oreos are BS. I’ll take a Deep Fried Snickers 10 out of 10 times over a Deep Fried Oreo. Let me know your opinion in the comments below.
Today’s junk food: Lay’s Fried Green Tomato Wavy Lays!!
Second Lay’s Do Us A Flavor variety, in the books! I’ve had fried green tomatoes only twice before and was underwhelmed. Mainly it tasted like a fried slightly tangy disc – the key was the aioli or remoulade that you were supposed to dip the fried tomatoes into. THAT stuff is TASTY.
DO THESE TASTE GOOD? Yes.
WHY OR WHY NOT? I just have to say this: these tasted good. They had enough boldness that I would rank them over the Everything Bagel chips from yesterday. And I’m not a huge fan of Wavy Lays but this favor worked – the added greasiness of the Wavy Lay matched the flavor well.
The bag smelled like fried things – reminded me of how a fried poboy smells. Once I crunched a chip, I smiled – these nailed the flavor of the remoulade that you dip fried green tomatoes into. They have a sort of mayo-y flavor with the added creole flavor, with a little bit of tang to resemble the chopped pickles in the remoulade. Basically these chips tasted like fried potatoes dipped in classic Cajun remoulade sauce.
They didn’t really evoke Fried Green Tomato to me because, as we’ve established, FGTs don’t really taste like anything. So sure – these could be FGT flavor, these could be New Orleans Poboy flavor, these could be seafood cake flavor. As long as they nailed the remoulade flavor, these could be any of those things.
But in that sense, these were TASTY. Thumbs up.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Bring me more bags of these.
PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Rockville, MD.
WHERE FOUND IN STORE? Chip aisle.