Taste test: This bag of peanuts caught my eye mostly because of its unusual branding. Frito-Lay is known for the numerous big snack brands it sells — Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos, Lay's etc. — but hasn't to my knowledge sold much under the Frito-Lay brand. Usually the Frito Lay logo isn't anywhere to be found on the front of the bag. (In the course of writing this review, I noticed there's no hyphen in the logo, despite its inclusion in the company name. Mind blown!)
We recently ate a few snacks from Colombia with the Frito-Lay name on the front of the bag (Maní Moto and Chokis), and in that case, the local Pepsi subsidiary that sells them isn't even using the Frito-Lay name, but rather Pepsico Alimentos Colombia Ltda. We also had two snacks from Japan (Habanero Pepper Rings and Bull-Dog Seafood Monja Sauce) with the Frito Lay logo on front. So maybe they're using that branding when none of their famous brands are involved.
As for the snack, this one was just an ordinary bag of salted peanuts. They were good, but not notably different from your average bag of salted peanuts.
Smell test: Strong peanut smell. Good.
From the package: “Ingredients: Peanuts and Salt. Contains peanut ingredients. Allergen Information: This product is made on equipment that also makes products containing tree nuts.”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Discount N Out, New Orleans. Review published .