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They looked good, smelled good and tasted of mild paprika. Baharatli is Turkish for spicy. They were not. At all. I would presume they were cooked under license, and if so, they need to get some new taste testers before they release a flavour description such as this.
Lay’s Yogurt ve Mevsim Yesilliki (Yoghurt & Seasonal Leafy Salad Leaves)
Turkish tzatziki, as it would be more commonly described to an international audience, is a lot more creamy and a lot less herby. These Chips fit that profile tremendously well. There was a little stale potato flavouring at the end, but aside from that they pretty much nailed the flavour.
I am not going to review the world’s most famous and potato chips here. See the the American pages for that. However, these included a slight Turkish twist. They were salty. I mean, very salty.
Lay’s Tuz & Sirke Aromali (Salt & Vinegar)
A great combo for all seasons, or seasoning as the case is. Unfortunately one of the seasonings was a bit feeble in comparison with the other. Vinegar dominated the Salt, but both were evident. I would guess they would be working toteh American recipe rather than Walker’s British recipe, which would be a shame.
Doritos Taco Baharatli (Spicy Taco)
Okay, every now and then I let it go, and possibly over-mark with weariness, but occasionally, I stand up and am counted. If you use the word spicy, make them spicy. There was nothing remotely spicy about these. No heat, little flavouring and a mildly responsible and adequate flavour.
Doritos Turca Hashasli ve Kurutulmus Domates Aromali (Hash & Dried Tomato)
Oddly, these Doritos had curved edges. Unexplainable, strange, and welcome in its unnecessariness (not a word). There was also a healthy dose of black dots all over them. I believe hash is a spcie? The dried tomato was also strange in the – what’s wrong with just tomato, give that it’s obviously dried because it’s on a corn snack – sort of way. There was a mild spiciness and a mildtomato, which combined well to make a rather unique and surprising variety.
Lay’s Firindan Yogurt Ve Mevsim Yesilliki Patatas Cerezi (Yoghurt & Seasonal Leafy Salad Leaves)
Leafy green salad mixed with yoghurt doesn’t sound too inspirational, but the bag image featured basil and mint, so I went in with a certain amount of hope. The good news is the thickly cut baked snacks held their flavour well. The okay news was the yoghurt provided a creamy backdrop to a complex, but unfortunately not readily identifiable flavouring. I am sure all the flavours were there, but the mix did not allow for a dominant taste. Having said that, they tasted nice, and warm for a summer’s evening with a glass of wine.
Lay’s Firindan Suzme Yogurt Ve Acili Domates Sosu Tadinda Patatas Cerezi (Baked Suzme Yoghurt & Hot Tomato Sauce)
These baked potato snacks had bundles of flavour. There was a dominance of tangy sweet tomato. There was also a touch of spice with a creamy backdrop. As with all Lay’s baked snacks, they were firm and crunchy, and felt more substantial than most snacks of this variety.
Pretty much just like the US based originals. Naroow ridges, plenty of oil-infused hardness and rigidity. They did seem a little overly salty, which I cannot recall was standard with the better known American version.
Ruffles Peynir ve Sogan Aromali
(Cheese & Onion)
The first thing that should be mentioned is while this flavour description would ordinarily mean a variety of Cheddar, the Turkish version of Cheddar is more like a mild, flavourless rubbery Dutch cheese. This inevitably meant the onion overwhelmed any cheesy flavouring that may have existed. They were tasty, but onion dominant with a mild cheesy backdrop.