Taste test: I'm not big on monterery pepper jack as a cheese gourmet, so am unclear about whether these actually taste like that flavor of cheese.
However, there is a slight pepper kick to it, kind of like a jalapeno pepper, without all the heat associated with it. The chips themselves are standard Lay's, so they're not extremely greasy or extremely dry, they don't overpower the powder. Just enough spice to leave some heat aftertaste, this would be a good "starter chip" for someone who wanted to enjoy hot chips without having to race for a glass of water.
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Smell test: There's an aroma there but I can't place it. Slighty cheesy?
From the package: “Just north of Big Sur, California, you'll find Monterey famous for its dramatic coastline, emerald golf courses and tide pools that are abundant with marine life. Monterey also boasts a delicious namesake a mild white cheese with spicy chili pepper accents. Monterey Pepper Jack Flavored Chips are the perfect blend of the taste of this delectable cheese and original Lays potato flavor. Open up a bag and enjoy a true Northern California taste experience!”
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This snack was discovered by Keith and Melissa at Friendly Farms, Framingham, Massachusetts. Review published .