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.