My review of Lays (Canada) Bacon Poutine chips:

Short version: Meh.

Longer version: 
The internet is nuts for bacon, as true bacon deserves. And even many fake bacon flavours are reasonable. This includes my absolute favourite brand of chip. Ruffles Sour Cream and Bacon, which is my crack. I had high hopes for this contest offering.

Unlike the *shudder* Cinnamon Bun chips, these are more of what a casual consumer looks for in a chip. Salty. And that’s about it. It took me awhile to isolate any kind of personality to the saltiness of this chip. It definitely wasn’t bacon and there was no squeaky cheese curd goodness that poutine lovers treasure. Nope. When it came down to it this would be better called ‘brown gravy from a can’ chips. Not good beef gravy just ‘brown’.

These aren’t a bad chip, but they aren’t very memorable and certainly don’t live up to the promise of their name. 

Oh Lays. Two down. Two to go. 


It’s summer’s last hurrah! We’re here to make sure your Labor Day celebrations are filled with recipes that celebrate the final days of summer fruit.

Inspired by the August salad in DC and Philly, and the upcoming September salad for Boston and New York, this salsa is made with local watermelon, which is currently in season on the East Coast.  Serve it with your favorite chips or veggies this long weekend!


  • 3 cups fresh watermelon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow, orange or green peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp jalapeño, diced + seeded
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • sea salt, to taste


  1. Combine watermelon + veggies into bowl and toss
  2. Season with lime juice and salt to taste
  3. Stir and serve chilled

Yields 3-4 servings. Approximate calories per serving: 66.