Shop for snacks: Buy Lay's at Amazon.com
Taste test: This flavor of Lay's (not to be confused with the non-spicy Ketchup flavor available in Canada) had some orange-red seasoning unevenly applied across the chips (though less of this seasoning than the picture on the bag showed), plus some green spots. Our tasters crunched in to find a sweet and tangy ketchup flavor to start with. It was a good ketchup taste, but not really all that different from other ketchup chips. Soon thereafter, the "spicy" part of this flavor hit, and though I couldn't specifically taste jalapeño, there were definitely some sort of hot peppers that contributed to a burn in the aftertaste. It would have been even nicer if those extra spices had hit before the aftertaste too, but these were pretty good chips anyway.
Aroma: Smells like regular ketchup, nothing particularly spicy about it.
Manufacturer: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
Online store: Buy Lay's at Amazon.com
From the package: "It all starts with farm-fresh potatoes, then our chefs add a delicious blend of jalapeno and black pepper, rich blended tomato, and all natural seasoning for the bold and zippy taste of spicy ketchup."
This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Star Market (formerly Shaws, and Star Market again before that), Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Review published .