Talk about catering to your market. Those crazy Lay's people. I just had to buy these and see what they taste like.
On the left, obviously, is "red caviar" flavor ("krasnaya ikra"). On the right is "shashlik" flavor although, even up close, the cubes of meat on the package look like, well, hooves. There. I said it.
In the interest of accurate reporting, I tasted the caviar chips. They taste like butter. And I don't like them. Although I love butter.
You would think that butter + potatoes would be a great mix. And, I must point out that on the package the dish of caviar is garnished with a curl of butter. Because usually caviar is served on buttered bread.
So I would think the chips would taste like salt and butter.
Which they do.
But not in a good way.
At least they are not fishy.
I expected the shashlik flavored chips to have a barbecue flavor. But instead of that spicy flavor Americans tend to associate with barbecue-flavored chips, these taste like meat. Salty, powdered meat. I know that sounds disgusting, but they are actually rather good. Can't say I will buy these again, but it will not be so difficult finishing this bag.
The children, by the way, were totally disappointed in the chip flavors when The Spouse and I revealed the snacks we purchased for them. Ingrates.
On an unrelated, but highly relevant topic, I'm in a weird limbo, waiting to see how long, exactly, the beet will go on. Economic crisis and all. Should know more later today. I'll post news when I have it. Might have to re-title the blog "The Beet Goes Home."
Waiting... - *In October on Manezh Square, outside of the Kremlin* It's the final countdown until the Olympics... Here's a link to an article that was in the "Russia ...
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