6 Lay’s Potato Chip Flavors That Should Exist

Lay’s is a chip brand that really does its darndest to innovate, giving us (the people) an abundant selection of new flavors on the regular. From 2012 to 2017, they even did the whole “Do Us a Flavor” campaign, which let consumers pitch new flavors so the finalists could be made into actual, real, buyable chips. Since that time, they’ve released a few new flavors a year and have, for the most part, kept our tastebuds on their toes. But they haven’t covered ALL the flavors yet, so, Lay’s, allow me to “Do You a Flavor” (or 6). Here are some Lay’s flavors that should exist.

Cheesy Kimchi

I’ll level with you: Kimchi Lay’s exist, just not here in the U.S. But Cheesy Kimchi Lay’s? Those only exist in my dreams. Just imagine it: They would basically be like Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles but with more tang, more pickle-y funk, some light heat, and some gochujang depth. I would absolutely DESTROY a bag of these.

Tonkotsu Ramen

Y’all. The sheer amount of umami that Tonkotsu Ramen Lay’s would pack would be a bit insane. So insane, that it just might work. Imagine the porky, garlicky, soy-rich triumph that these chips would be, plus they could make them wavy to look more like ramen. I would buy these in a heartbeat. Also, side note, we should have more soup-flavored chips in general, I’d 100% mess with some pho-, tom kha-, or tomato soup-flavored chips.

(Spicy) Pasta with Vodka Sauce

Vodka sauce is not just for Gigi Hadid, okay? It’s also for turning into a powder and putting it on potato chips. I mean, think about it. These chips would have some of that sour cream milkiness like sour cream and onion chips, the sweet and umami tomato note of ketchup chips, and the sheer garlicky, basil-y, cheesy, ever-so-slightly spicy depth that only the world’s most Italian Lay’s chip could provide.

Thai Yellow Curry

Why doesn’t this exist already? It would absolutely become the single best Lay’s flavor around the minute it hit shelves. The coconut, the spice, the lemongrass, the ginger, the basil—ugh, these would be delicious. Refreshing, practically. Plus there are already some great Thai Lay’s flavors out there, so we know a lot of these flavors are already working out in the market. Get on this Lay’s! I want to give you my money!


I know. Weird, strange, wrong, and weird (yes, a second time). But hear me out: The people? They love Sweetos, a sweet-and-cinnamony version of Cheetos. And Sweetos? They do be sweet. A churro flavored Lay’s would be the Sweetos counterpart nobody expected (or asked for, with the exception of me). Imagine this though: You take the saltiness of a plain Classic Lay’s chip, then add cinnamon and sugar, and you have a sweet-and-salty flavor bomb perfect for when you don’t know what kind of snack you are in the mood for but you know you want to ~monch~. This is definitely a Lay’s potato chip flavor that should exist, and you can’t convince me otherwise.

Kalamata Olive

If both dill pickle flavor and salt and vinegar work on chips, then it’s time for olives to join the Lay’s potato chip flavors chat. Or maybe they could make it Greek salad flavored? Either way, I feel like we never see olive-flavored snacks (with the exception of those fig and olive crackers at TJ’s, but those don’t count because they don’t powder-fy the olives). My point is, I would like olive-flavored chips, please and thanks. If you do this, Lay’s … look at me. No, look at me … look me in the eye. If you do this, Lay’s, I will love you forever. I promise. All it takes is a kalamata olive-flavored chip. I believe in you and I believe in this love. Let’s make it happen.  

About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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  • I’ve always wanted a tzatziki flavored chip!

  • I make my own kimchi chips by sprinkling Jingas Kimchi seasoning on ridged or kettle chips. I also use Old Bay Seasoning for making Crab Chips as well.
    Love this list and would purchase a moving vans worth.