In my continuing quest to find pickle chips that are as good as Intense Pickle Doritos, I picked up a bag of these Lay's Dill Pickle chips from 7/11. To be honest, I don't have high hopes. I expect they'll taste a lot like the Pringles Screamin' Dill Pickle and hopefully nothing like the Deep River Snacks New York Spicy Dill Pickle. Let us begin!
First off, it's a green bag. Kind of a ... sickly green bag. I get that it's pickle colored and pickles are a pale green-ish color, but let's at least try to make the bag look appealing! They don't smell super pickle-y, but they do smell like pickles. It's also a 'new bigger bag' which is weird since I can't imagine dill pickle is a super popular flavor that justifies a gigantic bag. But who knows!
But what do they taste like?
Pretty good actually! They're definitely not super pickle-y, though. It's more just salty than anything else. The first bite is pretty salty with the tiniest hint of pickle and then there's a mild pickle taste, but other than that it's really mostly salt. And that's not a bad thing! But it's also not what I'm looking for unfortunately. You know, if I didn't know to begin with that they were supposed to taste like dill pickle, I'm not sure I'd know that these were supposed to be pickle flavored, unless I smelled them.
I think that's the strangest part for me. They smell much stronger than they taste. Also, if I eat a bunch at once I definitely get a much stronger pickle flavor, but it still doesn't last very long. I'm not sure if this is just the new bigger bag, but some of the chips are huge. It's kinda excessive if the chip is too big to eat in one bite. There's also no reason for it, especially with Lay's. Since they kinda crumble when you bite them, it just creates more mess.