Lay's Flavor Icons Wavy Carnitas Street Taco
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Lay's Flavor Icons Wavy Carnitas Street Taco

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Taste test: These potato chips (which are joined in the Flavor Icons line by Chile Relleno, New York Pizza, Philly Cheesesteak and Nashville Hot Chicken) had a flavor based on California Mexican restaurant chain El Torito's recipe. The chips had wide ripples and a strong yellow color, plus lots of large seasoning bits on the surfaces. I'm a big taco fan, though I've never eaten at El Torito, so I was eager to try them.

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I crunched in to find a lot of fairly intense seasoning, spicy though not hot, quite a nice taste that probably isn't inconsistent with a carnitas taco. But even as a frequent eater of many tacos with various meats inside, including carnitas, I don't think I could have pinpointed this as a taco flavor, and definitely not a carnitas taco flavor, without the help of the bag. Tasty!

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Smell test: Very intense on first whiff, then more like some sort of charred meat.

From the package: “Inspired by the dish from El Torito that has everyone in Los Angeles talking, here's a taste of their Carnitas street tacos.”

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Company: Frito-Lay

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