'We Try It' is a regular series where we try the latest off-beat food and beverage offerings.
Ah, Lay’s potato chips. Despite being a timeless staple that reigns in the glorious kingdom of American junk food, you can find this starchy delicacy stocking the shelves of almost every 24-hour convenience shop around the globe in unique regionally-inspired flavors.
With some of the most bizarre varieties found right here in Beijing, we stumbled upon the two latest (though not so greatest) flavors to premiere in China – a salted egg yolk variety and durian fruit. So, naturally, we had to taste-test them both.
Tearing open the first bag, we were fully expecting to be hit with a pungent smell but were pleased to find that the eggy scent was not as invasive. The flavor was salty with a powdery finish – all in all, a decent attempt at imitation yolk. Well done, Lay’s. We tossed back a few more and braced ourselves for the latter. Glacially peeling apart the packaging, the powerful smell of durian fruit – notorious for being either feared or loved – managed to hit us right between the eyes. With every vile crunch, the unsavory and all too juicy flavor is just downright foul. One and we're done.
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