Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips Review – Cheesy & Crunchy!
Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar chips are crunchy. But do they deliver the peppery heat and cheddar flavors? Let us find out.
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Lays wafers hold a special place in everyone’s heart. The classic flavors, including – Classic salted, Magic masala, American style cream & onion and Spanish tomato tango, are a hit among the masses.
Over the years, Lays has introduced a range of multiple product lines that include Lays Maxx, Lays Stax, Lays wafer style chips, among others. The Peppery Cheddar flavor had our taste buds excited and we bet you’re waiting on a review too!
In our Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips review, we discuss different parameters, including the flavor, packaging, the crunch, freshness, and nutritional information. Are these chips worth trying? Let us find out.
Recently, we reviewed two flavors from the Lays Wafer Style range and loved these thin-cut chips!
Table of Contents
Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips -What You Need To Know
Here we highlight all the details about the Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips. The packaging, main ingredients, taste, texture, aroma, appearance, nutritional information, shelf life and price.
The glossy black color pack of the Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato chips is eye-catching. The pack is not resealable. Except for 2 t0 3 chips, all the chips were unbroken when we opened the pack.
2. Main Ingredients
The main ingredients include –
Potato , Edible vegetable oil (palmolein oil, rice bran oil), Sugar, Iodised salt, *Spices & Condiments (onion, garlic, black pepper, turmeric), Milk solids, Cheese powder (0.1%), Emulsifier (414), Flavor enhancers (627 & 631), and Dextrose.
Contains added flavors (Natural & Nature Identical Flavoring Substances)
* – Used as a natural flavoring agent.
When reviewing snacks like potato chips, we closely examine the intensity of flavor and whether the taste justifies the flavor name or not.
The cheesy cheddar flavor is the first thing that hits our mouth as we taste the chips. The overall flavor profile of these chips has a light creaminess similar to that of mild (young) cheddar.
Coming to the salt and spice levels, the salt present is slightly on the lower side. And so is the case with spice. We expected the taste of black pepper to come out bold, but these chips do not deliver on the characteristic peppery heat.
Additionally, there is a lingering flavor of onion and a mild touch of garlic in the background. Overall, the taste of these chips was average.
4. Texture + Crunch
The texture and crunch are crucial factors when we review any packaged chips. The brand claims that these chips have Maxx crunch and Maxx flavor. But were these claims delivered?
We expected crunchy chips, and crunchy chips are what we got. Yay! There is a prominent crunch as you bite into these chips. These chips do not feel oily or greasy to touch.
The appearance of these chips is rather unique compared to regular potato chips. These chips have a wavy zigzag pattern. They are small to medium in size.
The aroma of cheese and onions was noticeable on opening the pack.
7. Nutritional Information
|Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips||Nutritional Information (per 100 gm)|
|Total Carbohydrate||52.5 gm|
|Total Fat||34.0 gm|
A 59.4 gm (57 gm + 2.4 gm) extra pack is priced at Rs 30/-.
9. Shelf Life
The shelf life is 5 months.
Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips – Detailed Review
A tabular representation of the different details related to the Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips.
|Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips||Product Details|
|Calories (per 100gm)||546|
|Shelf Life||Best before 5 months from manufacture|
|Net Quantity||59.4 gm (57 gm + 2.4 gm)|
|Main Ingredients||Potato , Edible vegetable oil (palmolein oil, rice bran oil), Sugar, Iodised salt, *Spices & Condiments (onion, garlic, black pepper, turmeric), Milk solids, Cheese powder (0.1%), Emulsifier (414), Flavor enhancers (627 & 631), and Dextrose.|
Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips come in a glossy black pack. Visually, the wavy and zigzag design of these chips looks unique. The aroma on opening the pack was quite cheesy.
Texture-wise, these chips justify the labels. SUPER CRUNCHY! This also speaks of the freshness. The texture of these chips is commendable.
On to the taste, these chips held a prominent flavor of cheesy cheddar. It has a mild creaminess. These chips are low on salt and aren’t loaded with spiciness either. It has a noticeable onion flavor with a mild flavor of garlic.
These chips do not hold the flavor of black pepper, which left us slightly disappointed and, hence resulted in a lower score on the taste parameter.
Did You Know? Cheddar Cheese comes in three different varieties – Mild, Sharp and Extra sharp. The mild cheddar is aged between 3 to 6 months, sharp cheddar between 9 to 12 months and extra sharp cheddars are aged up to 2 years. Typically, the older the cheddar the more bold is the flavor it delivers.
- A 59.4 gm (57 gm + 2.4 gm) pack is priced at INR 30.
- The shelf life of these chips is 5 months.
- These chips have a unique wavy design.
- It is a vegetarian product.
- Main Ingredients : Potato , Edible vegetable oil (palmolein oil, rice bran oil), Sugar, Iodised salt, *Spices & Condiments (onion, garlic, black pepper, turmeric), Milk solids, Cheese powder (0.1%), Emulsifier (414), Flavor enhancers (627 & 631), and Dextrose.
- Contains added flavors (Natural & Nature Identical Flavoring Substances).
- These chips taste fresh.
- The aroma of cheese and onion is inviting.
- It has a distinct flavor of cheddar cheese.
- The crunch is on point!
- The heat of black pepper flavor is missing.
- The salt levels are lower than what we’d like.
Best Suited For
These potato chips are best suited to serve alongside homemade burgers and sandwiches. You can also pair these chips with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips
1. Is consuming these potato chips healthy?
Consumption of packaged potato chips is best if done in moderation. The presence of ingredients in these chips including palmolein oil and dextrose are not ideal for regular consumption. Plus, these potato chips are fried.
2. Can these chips be paired with tea or coffee?
If you love to snack on savory chips with your cup of tea or coffee, these chips seem to be an ideal accompaniment.
3. Do these chips lead to stomach ailments?
Since these chips do not include any gluten, the possibility of facing any stomach ailment is unlikely. However, it is best to consult a nutritionist for the same.
4. How to retain the crispiness of these chips after unpacking?
After opening the pack, it is best to store them in an airtight container to retain the freshness and crispiness.
With a glossy packaging and wavy design, Lays Maxx Peppery Cheddar Potato Chips deliver maximum crunch in every bite. While the overall taste is quite average, the flavor of cheddar cheese was prominent. On the other hand, the missing flavor of black pepper was a sheer disappointment.
The overall taste delivered does not go in sync with the flavor label.
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