I've found that I kinda like ketchup flavored chips so I'm pretty excited for these. They certainly smell ketchup-y. I'm a bit confused by the added 'tomato' in the title... what other sort of ketchup would it be? I'm quite sure I don't know.
Bag is pretty basic and pink-ish which I guess stands for... ketchup?
But what do they taste like?
Wow salty. Not in a bad way, but surprising. They're salty and have the tanginess of ketchup without all of the tomato flavor. It's an odd mix. It tastes a bit like what I'd imagine the clear stuff that sometimes comes out of the ketchup bottle would taste like. They're also a bit deceptive, as they don't look particularly ketchup-y, but, in fact, they are! Mysterious.
Tangy is definitely the word I'd use to describe these. I happen to like tangy, so I like these just fine, but I can see someone expecting a more traditional 'ketchup' flavor being confused. Do I like 'em? Sure! They're ketchup chips and those are neat. I don't remember much about the Lays version, but I'd be interested in comparing the two. Which ketchup chip is supreme!? Who knows?!