The TJ's chips promise "all the flavor of Thanksgiving in each potato chip," and it delivers (other than cranberry, but I understand why they omitted that flavor). There are a ton of herbs (parsley, sage, and thyme) with a kick of black pepper as well as salt, onion powder and celery. It's really the subtle hint of sage that differentiates this from a run-of-the-mill sour cream and onion chip. The chip is a thick cut and crunchy – a perfect vehicle for the flavors. My friend Hallie commented, "the chips made me want to not cook Thanksgiving dinner and just eat a bowl of these instead – it's easier and cheaper."
I wish I could rave about the Lay's chips as well, but the New York Reuben and Greektown Gyro were failures. Sauerkraut is just not a great chip flavor. Steve inadvertently ate a gyro chip and spit it out. I was most excited about Southern Biscuits and Gravy (you know how I love my biscuits) but it was a disappointment. There was no hint of biscuit or gravy. West Coast Truffle Fries was the most successful, but that makes sense – it was just chips sprinkled with truffle oil. Last year's ginger wasabi chip was more interesting and innovative than all of this year's entries.