REVIEW: Lay’s Crispy Taco Potato Chips & Can You Drink a Corona Without a Lime?

JFG Nation, whenever I get a Corona it must have a lime sticking out of the neck. I must press it down into the neck with my finger. I must cover the hole to the bottle with my thumb and turn the bottle upside down so that the lime is sucked into the rest of the bottle via some scientific force I cannot name.

I must do these things. Because Corona has nailed that part of the market. I see Coronas being sold in stores now with limes and salt right next to them.

I was once sold a Corona without a lime at a bar. The bartender pushed it over to me and I just stared at it. “What the hell is this???” I shrieked, throwing the bottle back at him. Just kidding – but what I did do was sneak my hand over the bar and grab a lime from the little tub of prepped cut up limes. “But JFG, your hands aren’t clean?” I GUARANTEE MY HANDS ARE CLEANER THAN THAT BARTENDERS’.

This obviously isn’t a commentary on what is considered “good” beer. I just know that I like a Corona once in a while, and it had to have a lime in it. Can you drink one without it? Let me know your opinion in the comments below.

Today’s junk food: Lay’s Crispy Taco Potato Chips!!

Last Do Us A Flavor variety! And I’m sorry – how does it take someone THREE YEARS to “master” crunchy beef tacos? What is there to master??? Ellen, Ellen, Ellen…dude.


WHY OR WHY NOT? When I opened this bag up, the aroma of these chips were spot on Crunchy Beef Tacos. Cumin. Taco seasoning. The smells were all there.

I popped a few chips into my mouth and chewed: creamy, resembling the sour cream and cheddar. Slightly tangy and onion-y. Lots on beef taco flavor from the aforementioned spices. A good savoriness all around. Some chips were more Cheddar-y than others, but overall a pretty spot on representation. I’ve become more of a fan of classic Mexican tacos that come on softer corn tortillas, but there is no mistaking the flavor appeal of a crunchy beef taco. Plus the crunch of the chip helped support the “crunchy taco” feel.

Overall these were just as spot on as the Fried Green Tomato chips from yesterday. I wasn’t SUPER excited about this flavor but I’m happy to see they did it well. I’d certainly eat these again.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW? Beef? Don’t expect to see it in the ingredients. No beef fat or bouillon or “beef seasoning” was used here.

PURCHASED AT: Safeway, Rockville, MD.


COST? $2.50.



Discuss - 13 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    Corona without a lime….ewww, like chocolate without the sugar

  2. Landshark says:

    Corona and similar Mexican or island style beers are okay without lime, but they’re vastly improved by the addition of lime. They go from about a 5/10 to a 7 or 8/10 instantly.

  3. Aly says:

    These chips weirdly only taste like the lettuce and sour cream portion of a taco to me. They’re not bad, but I think I was hoping for more a Doritos Late Night Tacos thing.

    As for Corona, I can drink it without the lime but that lime definitely improves things and I will be pretty disgruntled without it.

  4. ruckus says:

    Corona without the lime is contemplating the wisdom of suffering. IE not a bad thing in time, but it calls for discretion.

  5. Jessica says:

    Skip the lime and go for a Loaded Corona with a shot of Bacardi Limon instead. Otherwise, go for Blue Moon with the orange slice. You get a better beer with essentially the same presentation.

  6. Shorneys says:

    Corona without lime is like urine without having eaten asparagus first. Don’t drink either one. Yes, adding that extra ingredient might make it taste like something better than what it tastes like without, but they’re both goddamn garbage, so why even bother?

  7. Beeb says:

    These have been my favorite of the three; I can actually taste the distinct flavors they are supposed to mimic…..the lettuce, sour cream, taco/beef flavor of tacos. Fried green tomatoes take 2nd place with Everything bagel coming in third. I actually like these and would eat them again.

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