9 Best Chip Flavors You've Never Heard Of

9 Best Chip Flavors You've Never Heard Of
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9 Best Chip Flavors You've Never Heard Of

Check out the 9 best chip flavors you've never heard of in this slideshow.

BLT Lays (U.S.A.)
Is it possible to take the complex flavor of a sandwich as distinctive as a BLT and distill it into a bite-sized chip? Apparently, the answer is yes. In addition to bacon, lettuce, and tomato, the tasters identified hints of pulled pork and mesquite barbecue.

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Caviar Lays (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan)
Making the list, Caviar Lays were certainly not bad, but they weren't particularly reminiscent of caviar. Taste guesses included garlic, sour cream and onion, popcorn, and Parmesan. One taster even said, "They remind me of a popcorn-flavored Jelly Belly."

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Grilled Chicken Sensações, Elma Chips (Brazil)
Brazilian Elma Chips Grilled Chicken Sensações also made the list, yet fail to deliver a taste even remotely redolent of a nice chicken breast thrown on the grill (guesses included mayo and fish). These Brazillian snacks elicited an unpleasant reaction unlike any other chip managed to do.

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Crab Lays (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan)
While Crab Lays are incredibly true to their taste, (with one staff member aptly deeming them crabby), overall the tasters had qualms with the chips terrible aftertaste, and overwhelming character. "Fishy, fishy, fishy," one editor commented.

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Cheese and Grilled Chili Lays (Thailand)
The favorite? Cheese and grilled chili Lays from Thailand. Though, admittedly, even after consulting our Thai contacts, the exact variety of cheese and chili remain unclear, the great taste (sharp, tangy, and with a spicy kick), kept at bay by the cheese component, is unambiguously delicious.

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Mushroom Lays (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan)
This sweet and creamy chip, while controversial amongst the tasters, takes the cake for most varied flavor guesses — one person guessed butter and another durian. The taste may have been elusive, but it wasn't hard to judge. "Not tasty," one judge concluded, "but interesting."

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Artesancis Natural Olive Oil Lays (Spain)
Perhaps unremarkable alongside their more offbeat analogues, these Spanish Lays, described as kettle-y and natural, were light and not too salty or greasy, something that won the hearts (and taste buds) of the TDM tasters. Plus, they were "crunchy like an old-school Cape Cod-like potato chip."

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Garlic Prawn Lays (Spain)
Bringing up the rear was the Lays chip that claimed to be garlic prawn-flavored. The tasters sensed something fishy with this flavor, guesses included salmon, tuna, soy, and pungent/overpowering prawn. Nothing was as fishy as their aftertaste, which was reminiscent of congealed oil. Overall, the consensus was less than flattering.

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Nori Seaweed Lays (Thailand)
One staff member hit the nail on the head taste-wise when she said she was possibly getting some sushi vibes from this chip. Other guesses included veggie, yucca, and caviar. Another wrote, "They taste like veggie chips." Either way, if you like seaweed, you'll love these chips.

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Sour cream and onion, sea salt and vinegar, or barbecue? Everyone has their guilty pleasures when it comes to chip flavors, but what about when they taste like caviar, mushroom dip, or even garlic prawns? The choice might not be as clear.

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That's why The Daily Meal set out to demystify some of the craziest chip flavors from around the globe. From seaweed-flavored Lays to bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich-flavored chips, we blindly — and bravely — tried them all. The tasters rated each for quality and guessed its flavor in order to gauge how true the chips were to their purported taste.

Not every flavor fared well when it came to the taste test — the Caviar Lays, sold in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, provoked flavor guesses like "butter popcorn" and "Parmesan." Another low-scorer, Grilled Chicken-flavored Sensações, made by Elma Chips of Brazil, tasted like "mayo" and "fish."

Others, like the BLT Lays from the U.S. and crab-flavored Lays from Russia, tasted like what they claimed to be, to a degree of accuracy that was almost startling.

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