Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tryin' Some NEW Things....

Gentle Friends, you know me, or you know me through this Blog well enough to know that when something new appears in the store I certainly want to try it out....... well, walking around the old Safeway Saturday morning I saw there was a totally new OREO Thin.  I had yet to see the commercials that have inundated the TeeVee.....   

 I like Oreo's, and really prefer the cookie part to the white "Stuff."   So when I spied these suckers I tossed them in the basket.   Saturday afternoon I opened up the package..... some of the cookies .....

... popped one in my gaping maw.....  and loved it!!  The perfect Oreo had been created!!  I love these things, totally crispy with only a hint of "stuff."  So, If you like the cookie part of the Oreo, then I am sure you'll like these cookies.

Yesterday after work on the way home I stopped off at Walgreen's and saw a display of the new flavoured Lay's chips.  I had seen the large bags of them at Safeway, but was leery of investing in a large bag of potentially inedible chips.  So I picked up two of the flavours I was most interested in trying out.......

.....  I was born and raised in the deep South, so I know what biscuits and gravy should taste like....  and was skeptical that a chip could carry off the flavour or even replicate the creamy goodness that is sausage gravy on a fluffy biscuit.......

...  I opened the bag and the took a whiff, they didn't smell bad, in fact there was a sort of spicy sent, then I tried one, then another ...... thought about it and tried another....  what they have going for in the taste department is reproducing the spicy flavour of the sausage, sage, cayenne, there might be some thyme, but the flavour notes of sausage defiantly - and really not too bad.  

Next up was the Reuben chips.  Now, in my opinion the Reuben sandwich is probably one of the most delicious sandwiches on the planet!! 

I was up for these to be good, and excited to try them...... 

 I popped open the bag, took a whiff.....  I was hit in the nostril with an over whelming sour odor which I am guessing was to mimic the sauerkraut in the sandwich.  I tried one, then another, then another......  all I was getting was sauerkraut sour and not much else, not very good, IMHO. 

Overall these flavoured chips that Lay's keeps introducing are fun to try, but a little on the silly side with very little staying power.  Give them a try and see what you think.

There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Oh boy ~ oh boy .... these are gonna be in my shopping cart! Chips, probably not. As for the Rueben sandwich ... you are soooo right on!!

  2. Good to know. My husband likes the cookie while I'm all about the white stuff so he'll have to try them.

  3. So glad my store didn't have the Oreos in an easy to find place! This year's chip flavors did nothing for me. Last year's wasabi/ginger were a hit though.

  4. Mmmmmm Oreos. Reubens are the best sandwiches in the world. At a restaurant some time back the waiter told me that they were out of rye bread. He wanted to know if I would like wheat bread for my reuben. Blech. I changed my order.

  5. If you like the combination of mint and chocolate, make sure you give the new thins with the mint filling. Our store had samples over the weekend, and they were great! When it comes to plain Oreos, I'm a double stuff girl, but the mint thins were the perfect combination of chocolate, mint and crunch!

  6. this gal will always scarf down a good reuben, heavy on the kraut plz! funny that you would share your chip experience ~ i tried the truffle lays couple days ago, very bland, not much flavor at all, should've left them behind. hope you're well edgar and enjoying the summer. enjoying your stitching escapades, ty so much for keeping us posted:)

  7. I think I'll pass on the chips. I was curious about the Oreos although I love the "stuff". :-) I don't think I will be a convert from the big to the thin ones. LOL

  8. Edgar, the mint version of this cookie is wonderful!!!!