I’m sure that I’ve never had anything close to legitimate Korean BBQ. However, Lay’s Stax version, Korean BBQ flavored, is simply amazing. The ingredient list includes beef fat. These are probably the first ‘meat’ flavored chip that I like. And by ‘like’ I mean ‘could devour the entire can in one sitting’.
Yeah, the Pringles Bacon chips are good, I still have a can waiting in the wings (and they’re still on shelves), but they don’t taste like meat, really. They taste like smoke. And they’re fantastic, just not meaty.
These Korean BBQ chips are seriously meaty. The chemical wizards have whipped up something that legitimately fools my brain into thinking I’m eating a nice cut of meat slathered with spices like you get a good American/Asian restaurants. Just. Like. It.
These also have quite a kick to them. Not burning hot, but spicy hot, that slow building, lingering burn of well-done spices that let all of the flavor of the meat come through before they pop you in the mouth and say howdy-do. None of this in your face burning stuff.
Favorite product so far this year? I think so.
But I haven’t opened the can of Thai Sweet Chili, yet 🙂 And I LOOOOVES me some Thai Sweet Chili. (Update: Thai Sweet Chili is pretty lame)
(have to strongly disagree with Chip Review, I thought Lay’s NAILED these. I think the problem is that they’re trying to compare them to authentic Korean BBQ instead of generic Chinese takeout BBQ flavor, which is more what these are.)