Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger Chips Review

Diana Chan September 6, 2015 product


In 2014, the winning flavour of the American ‘Do us a Flavour‘ contest by Lays was Wasabi Ginger. They have this contest every year and the winner gets $1,000,000 or 1% of net sales of their flavour for a year.

The list of contenders were:

  • Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger
  • Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Wavy Mango Salsa
  • Cappuccino

Meneko Spigner McBeth, a nurse from Deptford, New Jersey created the unique Wasabi Ginger flavour.

Since I live in Canada and make a few trips to the States, I wasn’t able to get my hands on the other flavours last year. Of all the flavours, I was really scratching my head trying to figure out why Americans would love this flavour.


After picking up the first chip, you really get a strong taste and smell of ginger and then a spicy feeling in the nose. This bag has everything except the sushi to go with it. I did like the Kettle chips as it is a bit thicker than normal chips, so it adds an extra crunch.

I found it to be ok, but I will stick with my Canadian Ketchup chips.

I gave the rest of the wasabi ginger chips to my coworkers and surprising a good amount of people did enjoy it.



About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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