Food of the Eighties, Lay's Barbecue Potato Chips (Original)
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Back in the 80s, Lay's actually had standard barbecue potato chips. These days they only sell "KC Masterpiece" barbecue chips. The original barbecue chips weren't as sweet, and they were slightly more vinegary. I really miss those original Lay's barbecue potato chips. I won't buy those KC Masterpiece chips, because they just don't taste like the chips I used to love!
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Sally - July 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I really wish Lays would bring back the original tasting bbq chips from the 80s too. I think that the company could make more money if they brought that flavor back, even if it was only for a limited time.
jennifer - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG! these were the best bbq chips ever! I dont care for thePretty in bbq flavors they have these days. I was watching "Pretty in Pink" the other day and my mouth was watering watching Duckie eating those chips! haha
Emanuel - March 25, 2012 - Report this comment
These bbq chips were a the greatest chips ever. We need to demand that Lays bring back these chips. I really hate that my children will have to live eating these bbq chips wanna be(s)
steve - May 05, 2013 - Report this comment
please bring them back they were the best chips kc master peice bbq sauce sucks out of the bottle or on a wanna be bbq chip you guys really screwed up
Matt - May 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I have officially contacted Lays to bring back these chips of greatness. We will have to wait and see what they do. I did however tell them that they would sell more of these than the Chicken and Waffle flavor(gag me with a spoon)
John - May 27, 2013 - Report this comment
If we could bring them back, I would buy a bag every 2 days, thats how good they were. "just cant eat one" We need to start a facebook page for the return of these awesome and best bbq chips ever! and not for limited time either they need to replace that joke of bbq chips they been trying to push for the last 20 years...
lindydeanne - September 06, 2013 - Report this comment
please bring back the original Lay's bbq chips!!!
Tara - November 05, 2013 - Report this comment
Please, please bring back the original Lay's BBQ chips!
bbq fan - November 18, 2013 - Report this comment
i found these in canada, of all places, branded as original bbq in momtreal about 2009. i bought many bags, of course. i was curious if it was in the states too and searched the internet to find out that the rereleased the original flavor only in canada, then they were gone, then back, then gone again, maybe due to demand (accrding to personal testimonies). then, i tried the hot and spicy bbq flavor in 2010? and those were good, and seemed similar to the original, they weren't sweet like the 5 versions of sweet bbq they have now. then they were gone again. now you can find those only in the lays stax at walmart maybe, but the stax chips are sweeter, so it's not the same, but the closest i can find. so they have reissued them in some form many times in the last decade. keep contacting them, keep hope alove, and keep your eyes open!
chip gal - November 18, 2013 - Report this comment
why is every single lays bbq flavor too sweet? which reminds me of how they changed the corn nuts bbq flavor from a delicious smokey flavor to something way to sweet now.
Charlie - January 27, 2014 - Report this comment
BBQ Lays came out in 1958. Like Jennifer said the best place to see them is in Pretty in Pink!
Matt - January 31, 2014 - Report this comment
I just wanted to let everyone know the results of me contacting Frito Lay. They said no! I even suggested that they do a limited edition like they did with Taco Doritos(also discontinued) and Sour Cream and Onion Doritos. This would have made sense since their marketing department was trying to capitalize on nostalgia. Instead the quacks in their kitchens gave us Chicken and Waffle flavor, which of course was part of a campaign where consumers submitted ideas and a winner was chosen. This in itself should open up the eyes of every chip aficionado that since they can't create their own flavors they rely on the public to do it for them. I'm almost afraid to see what flavors they try to give us next. Perhaps Peanut Butter and Jelly, Tuna Casserole, Raspberry Vinaigrette, or Birthday Cake! Who knows! In elementary school I sat next to a kid who ate paste. My luck is that he now is the CEO of Frito Lay, and he's pushing hard to release a Paste flavor. The following statement is for Frito Lay. Business is based off of supply and demand. American consumers have a demand, and now you just need to give us the supply.
John - May 20, 2014 - Report this comment
Last time I remember ever seeing these was 1993-94 in Texas in a Bowling alley, I seen them on a rack with other small bags of chips (they had already started selling that crap kfc masterpiece,I was getting worried I wasnt seeing any of bigger bags of the orange bag), so I bought all 6 bags on rack and the rest of box from their backroom, I enjoyed those chips for the next 3 months, they had also added "Hickory BBQ" to the front of bag to separate it from the crap. Im going to look through pics,cuz I know there is plenty of pics of me having my hand in a bag of these...

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