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What's In Your Mouth?

Lay's recently asked us to "Do Them a Flavor" and help them choose their new flavor from the user-submitted finalists of Sriracha, Chicken and Waffles, and Cheesy Garlic Bread. Well, that got us thinking about wild chip flavors, which got us looking at chips, which had us eating a remarkable amount of chips. When we woke up from our nap/chip-coma, we decided to get all manner of insanely flavored things and have the brave and hungry staff of Maxim give us their thoughts and attempt to guess - "What's In Your Mouth?"




Utz “The Crab Chip”
What It Tasted Like:

“Very salty, I’m confused.”
“Little bit of spice.”
“A bit like licking the bottom of an old grill.”
What They Thought It Was: BBQ chips, Ketchup chips, Cajun chips.

Ben & Jerry’s “Boston Cream Pie” ice cream
What It Tasted Like:

“Some sort of pudding or mousse.”
“Mmmm.”
“Cold.”
What They Thought It Was: French vanilla ice cream, cotton candy ice cream, Lucky Charms ice cream.

JIF Mocha Cappuccino Hazelnut Spread
What It Tasted Like:

“Tastes like orange-flavored stuff, but not an actual orange.”
“Gross.”
What They Thought It Was: Nutella, coffee, “some fudgy coffee thing.”

Snyder’s of Hanover “Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces”
What It Tasted Like:

“Chex-mixy.”
“I get bacon, egg, and cream.”
“Artificial smoky flavor.”
What They Thought It Was: Combos, croutons, carbonara-flavored pretzel.



Lays “Chicken and Waffles” chips
What It Tasted Like:

“Chippy and vinegary.”
“French kissing a body builder’s armpit.”
“Sweet, tangy spice.”
What They Thought It Was: No idea, chicken and waffles (first correct guess!), “Whatever Old Bay is in Maryland.”

Triscuit “Red Bean” crackers
What It Tasted Like:

“Salty and grainy.”
“Vaguely like a Korean app.”
“I’m getting cheese and chives.”
What They Thought It Was: Parmesan Triscuits, Kimchee, "some fancy Triscuit guy."

Ruffles “Beer Battered Onion Rings” chips
What It Tasted Like:

“Moldy cheese.”
“Salty and unpleasant.”
“Also, a bit like licking the bottom of an old grill.”
What They Thought It Was: Sour cream and cheddar Ruffles, beer-battered Ruffles (second correct guess!), “Don’t know, don’t want to.”



Extra “Rainbow Sherbet” gum
What It Tasted Like:

“Like citrus, detergent, dishwater.”
“Gum with citrus dust.”
“VERY sweet.”
What They Thought It Was: Blueberry gum, “Is it stripes?”, “some fancy, tropical bubble tape.”



“Mojito” Wine Coolers
What It Tasted Like:

“I just gurgled hand sanitizer.”
“Why does this taste like water?" (We gave him water.)
“Medicinal/minty?”
What They Thought It Was: “Weird mint Sprite or something,” baby wipes, Sprite




Lays “Sriracha” Potato Chips
What It Tasted Like:

“Like licking a hot ashtray.”
“Spice, without too much flavor.”
“Spicy?”
What They Thought It Was: Tabasco, hot BBQ chips, pork rinds

Calbee “Shrimp” Chips
What It Tasted Like:

“Shrimp-flavored crisp of some kind.”
“I believe these are seafood-related snacks for puppies.”
“Asian fish chips.”
What They Thought It Was: “Fish, in a bad way,” vegetable straws, “Nondescript seafood/sewage.”

Kettle “Fully Loaded Baked Potato” Chips
What It Tasted Like:

“A Whopper with cheese on a chip.”
“Flavor can’t match the crunch. Don’t know.” ….what?
“BBQ?”
What They Thought It Was: Popeye's chicken, “Burnt fish and lemon,” pepper



Pringles “Pizza” Chips
What It Tasted Like:

“Tastes like dust bunnies and bird seed.”
“God-awful.”
“I have no idea, it was super weird.”
What They Thought It Was: Ketchup, “Some nasty spicy sweet Pringle,” Bombay mix

Lays “Cheesy Garlic Bread” Chips
What It Tasted Like:

“This is some Dean & Deluca shit.”
“I taste sadness. Fear and sadness. And sweat.”
“Ugly.”
What They Thought It Was: Balls, bleu cheese chips, ass-flavored chips

Planters “Five Alarm Chili” Dry Roasted Peanuts
What It Tasted Like:

“Licking the upside of an exhaust pipe. Probably…”
“Jalapenos.”
“Cozumel, Mexico.”
What They Thought It Was: “Some spicy peanut thing,” Cajun spice, cashews.



Garden of Eatin’ “Key Lime Jalapeno” Chips
What It Tasted Like:

“State Indian food.”
“Vomit.”
“A fiesta in my mouth.”
What They Thought It Was: Honey, mango chutney, bell peppers

Extra “Apple Pie” Gum
What It Tasted Like:

“Little gingerbread men.”
“Airplane food.”
“Arizona Tea in the green can.”
What They Thought It Was: Ginseng and honey, “Apple pie from a vending machine,” pineapple.

In conclusion, this was not at all fun. Do we regret it? Um, yes. In fact, we do. 

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