Review: Lays Jerk Chicken Chips, A Jamaican Twist To Potato Chips!

Review: Lays Jerk Chicken Chips, A Jamaican Twist To Potato Chips!

lays jerk chicken chip

The Lays Jerk Chicken chips was one of the new Lays flavors I was excited to try.


I got these at Woodman’s.


This cost me $3.79USD for 7.5oz (212.6g)

What is Jerk?

Jerk is a kind of Jamaican spice that meat, usually pork or chicken is marinaded or rubbed in dry. The 2 key ingredients spices are allspice and scotch bonnet peppers (a kind of chili) but there’s also a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, soy sauce, cloves, black pepper and a few other varying ingredients in different recipes. The meat is cooked in a wood oven which gives it a smokey flavor.

The seasoning and cooking of jerk originated from the Awarak and Taino tribes that interacted with the Maroons. It’s believed the Tainos of Jamaica created the seasoning and style of cooking in the 17th century but was then adapted and redeveloped by the Jamaican Maroons (freed African slaves who settled in Jamaica) in the late 18th century.

lays jerk chicken chips

The Lays Jerk Chicken chips weren’t too bad. I thought the flavor was very good and I was able to enjoy them.

However, I felt that the jerk seasoning was lacking. I’ve had jerk chicken multiple times before and made by Jamaican’s and the chips didn’t taste like authentic jerk chicken to me.

I thought the flavor was a little too mild. I missed the perfect blend of sweetness and spiciness. I missed the smokey and chicken flavor. There’s something unique about jerk and I felt that’s what was missing.

Overall, the flavor of the chips was good, and a mild version of what jerk chicken tastes like.

lays jerk chicken nutrition
Nutritional Facts

Below you’ll find information about nutrition and the ingredients.

Serving Size: About 15 chips (28g) Calories: 150

  • Total Fat: 9g (12%)
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5g (7%)
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0%)
  • Sodium: 130mg (6%)
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16g (6%)
    • Dietary Fiber: 1g
    • Total Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vit. D: 0mcg Iron: 0.6mg Calcium: 10mg (2%)
  • Potassium: 340mg (6%)

Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower Oil, And/Or Corn Oil, And/Or Canola Oil), Maltodextrin (Made From Corn), Sugar, Salt, Brown Sugar, Spices, Garlic Powder, Tomato Powder
Onion Powder, Natural Flavors (Including Natural Chicken Flavor), Dried Soy Sauce (Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Caramel Color, Acacia Gum, Yeast Extract, Paprika

Potential Allergens: contains wheat, soy.

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Would I buy these Lays Jerk Chicken chips again? No.

I don’t see myself enjoy these regularly. It’s an interesting flavor but I just wasn’t too impressed. They were good to try just once.

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