Food Review: Get your chicken on?

It was supposed to be an innocent stop on the motor way from Normandy back into Paris, right? Right. This glorified AM PM, served up a good deal of brasserie-style foods and snacks for the liking. Picked up my ham, smoked ham, cheese, and salami on-a-baguette sandwich, snagged an extra large bottle of water, and then my hands were led onto a nearby shelf, chock-full of bags of Lays’ potato chips. Or po-tah-to. Whatever.

What distinguished these chips however, was the fact that I would likely never see them again. Roast Chicken & Thyme flavored potato chips? Was that just plain wrong, or just plain well-intentioned-over-indulgence by the creators? You decide.

This ‘characterful’ choice of flavor infusion seemed a bit risky to me. What were they thinking? The Americans behind me saw the bewilderment, and the photo op. We had a good laugh. Bringing a culinary delight as its name implied to our favorite crisps was worth a try.

Upon the first taste, it became apparent that the chicken skin, juices, and marinades formed the outter layers of the crisp. After a bit of lingering, the spices kick in. This incongruency of taste gave an earthy progression and arch of flavors for the gamut of my tongue. I appreciated the effort on their behalf, however, after half a bag of saturation for my mouth, it became like most other vigorously over-flavored foods. I have to say it, but it tasted like chicken. Not in the best way either.

I give it 3 crumbs up and a crouton for the French effort. Vive le poulet!


  1. Deborah said

    that post made me laugh!

    in Australia they definitely had chicken flavored potato chips. all the Americans were like huh?

  2. Alex W. said

    Man, I was like, Where’s the foie gras and the 2001 Loupiac baked Lays?!

  3. B. Shaw said

    Hey man, you’re a good writer.

    I especially like the “3 crumbs up” bit. I’ll admit it, I laughed.

  4. chilebob said

    hahaha…I’ll have to agree with Brandon. I love reading your blogs.

  5. Alex W. said

    Thanks, love the challenge of making them interesting. Hope it’s working. I like keeping up on everyone’s as well 🙂

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