Saturday, February 9, 2008

Getting Lay'd

One of the unanticipated benefits of traveling around the world is discovering new and unexpectedly amazing tastes in the strangest places. At home, I don't really eat potato chips. Growing up, my parents kept chips in the house, but they were a lunchtime snack exclusively, a mere accompaniment to my daily bologna sandwich. But over the past few weeks, I've become something of a chip connoisseur. Why? In part, because chips are a tiny reminder of home and all of the wondrous junk food available there.

Perhaps in a greater amount, my newfound enjoyment of chips comes from the variety of enticing flavors now available to us. Long gone are the days when barbecue, sour cream & onion, and nacho cheese were the best chips flavors Lay's could offer. What would you think of Spicy Seafood chips? Or maybe Squid & Chili? Or Crab Curry, Nori Seaweed, or even Barbecue Spare Rib? I've tried them all, and they are tasty! Maybe even better than the simple barbecue back home. But I daresay that my favorite flavor so far is Pork Bulgogi. Don't ask me how Lay's gets all those flavors packed into a crispy potato wafer, but they do.

India is no exception. Although we haven't tried them yet, we've spotted Mint Mischief and Masala Something-or-Other in the convenience stores around the beach. You can bet we'll have plenty more Getting Lay'd stories by the time we get home.


Geoff said...

Reading this post reminds me of a great pick up line.

Me to a random chick:
If you were a potato chip and I were a battery, you'd be Frito Lay and I'd be Eveready.

Matt said...

I was hoping for exactly that response. Thanks Geoff!