Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Snack Pairing: Lay's Pepsi-Chicken Flavored Potato Chips

Lay's Pepsi-Chicken Flavored Potato Chips (USA/China)

Yes, you read that correctly: "Pepsi-Chicken" flavor. And as it happens, it's not as random as you might think--cola is used in China to caramelize soy-flavored chicken wings (in neighboring Korea it's often used as a "secret" ingredient in kalbi marinades). I haven't actually tried this snack, but was told it's "like barbeque flavor but with this sickly sweet, chemical aftertaste." Epic win for globalization.

Pairs withPrincess Mononoke, A.I. Artificial Intelligence or any other bit of nerdery that starts off carbonated only to devolve into a flat, sugary mess.