Whenever I find a Lays chip flavor I haven’t tried, I buy it. I was lucky to find these Lays Mexican Chicken Tomato flavor, along with many other flavors in one single store.
I got these at Mo’s Food Market.
This cost me $2.89USD.
Seeing how specific the name of the flavor is I was very skeptical whether these chips were going to be good. How do you recreate Mexican chicken tomato? I assume the dish they’re trying to recreate is “pollo en salsa de tomate” (Chicken in Tomato Sauce). Every Spanish country has some kind of variation of this, so I was curious what they did that made this specifically “Mexican”.
When I tasted these chips I could taste the chicken slightly with mild tomato, garlic and onion. They were slightly sour too and I was right, according to the ingredients list they added vinegar. I wouldn’t say they captured the Spanish flavor but they had the most essential ingredients to recreate the flavor.
Nutritional Facts & Ingredients
You can look at the photo for information about nutrition and the ingredients.
Serving Size: 1/2 bag (35g) Calories: 180
- Total Fat: 11g (14)
- Saturated Fat: 5g (27%)
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg (0%)
- Sodium: 230mg (10%)
- Total Carbohydrate: 19g (7%)
- Dietary Fiber: 1g (4%)
- Total Sugars: 2g
- Includes 2g Added Sugars (4%)
- Protein: 2g
- Vit. D: 0mcg
- Iron: 0mg
- Calcium: 0mg
- Potassium: 0mg
Potato, vegetable oil, starch, artificial chicken tomato seasonings (sugar, maltodextrin, MSG, glucose, soy sauce), tomato powder, onion powder, yeast extract, Acid hydrolyzed soy protein, vinegar, garlic powder, citric acid, malic acid, aspartame, silicon dioxide, disodium 5-ribonucleotide.
Potential Allergens: contains wheat, soy, phenylalanine (phenylketonurics).
P65Warning: Consuming this product may expose you to chemicals like lead & cadmium which can cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm.
Would I buy the Lays Mexican Chicken Tomato again? No.
Honestly, I would rather just have pollo en salsa de tomate. If you’ve never had the dish, I definitely recommend it. These were nice but I didn’t think the taste was unique enough for the flavor described. It felt like a generic Spanish seasoning to me and the flavor was too light. Not the worst new flavor of Lays I’ve tried but certainly not the best either.
Lays Mexican Chicken Tomato