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When I go to places like subway I see the Lays products that they sell and want nothing to do with them. Everything by Lays I've had has been very bad. Also, they're playing around with weird flavors like sriracha and weird processes like their baked chips. Where are the good ol chips that made them famous? I tried their "kettle" chips and they are nowhere near as good as any other kettle chip I've had. The baked chips are gross. Everybody that makes potato chips makes better chips than Lays as far as I'm concerned. It reminds me of McDonalds, where they sell everything today except a good burger.
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I wonder if its just the plant that makes them in your area? I like the baked Lays Sour cream and onion. Maybe its you? Your taste buds might be dying off.

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don't know if they are or not but, any company that would foist the abomination known as "Baked Lay's Potato Chips" on the public SHOULD go out of business.

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I wonder if its just the plant that makes them in your area? I like the baked Lays Sour cream and onion. Maybe its you? .
Dip those in real sour cream and it is pretty good eatin'.

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The original Lay's chips are as still as good as ever. I even like some of the flavored ones. A baked chip, no matter which company makes them, is not fit to eat IMO.

If you want to discuss a bad potato product, let's talk about Pringles. Not even a real chip. That's the company I don't see how stays in business.
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lays still has their flagship regular potato chips.
however they suffer from the same malady that
most other large corporations that have a building
full of executive types suffer from.
that is trying to cover all bases instead of being
content with being the best at what they they are
best at, potato chips. if they would be content to
have maybe 4 or 5 flavors and make those the best
that can possibly be made, they would own the chip world.
but the p.t.b. up at corporate think that since so-and-so
over here makes this kind of chip, we can too and
take the business they've made. so while they try to build
up this new end of the business, their old standard
product line suffers.
this applies to most any industry in America today that
you can think of, you just need to change the product
or service to the appropriate one you're speaking of
at the time. typical 21st century business degree thinking
by executives that don't know phooey about their own product.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton%27s_Potato_Chips

I don't know if Mortons is available everywhere but they sell a much better chip than Lays. Texas based that's all I need to know.
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they got absorbed by General Mills, I'm thankful you can still get them.

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Where I live, we are blessed with several potato chip & pretzel companies delivering out of Pennsylvania, mostly out of Penn-Dutch country.
Names Like Herr's , Snyders, Wise and Troyers all excellent products. We have some excellent ones from here too, although not as many companies. Potatoes for chipping are raised in quantity, starting about 14 miles north west of my location...one of the larger farms does their own for seed to sack in the market.

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