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Lay’s South Africa has finally seen the light, cancels Salt ‘n Vinegar chips

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Yes I know we’re a pop culture website but we’re also motivated by food over here. Most of it disastrously unhealthy and currently burning a path through our organs like weaponised thermite but I digress. If there’s one staple snack in the arsenal of any couch potato, it’s a packet of crispy chips. We all have our preference, whether it’s a tube of Pringles, Nikking to the Nak with the cheesiest treats around or trying to justify paying extra for Woolworths chips.

For many of us, our flat sodium slice of choice is Lay’s. There’s a variety of flavours on the market at any given time, but you’d be hard-pressed right now to find the worst flavour of the lot on store shelves. Presumably in an effort to keep founder Herman Lay from disrupting Earth’s rotational force with all the rolling in his grave at such an abomination of a flavour bearing his name, Lay’s South Africa has finally pulled the disgusting concoction out of supermarkets. For good.

EXCELLENT. Lay’s still has the newer and far superior Sweet and Smokey American Barbeque flavour to treat your tastebuds with, an infinitely better way to consume life-sustaining matter that isn’t seasoned with absolute misery and regret of a seaside variety. I know that taste is subjective to all, but let’s be real: Ain’t nobody going to miss Lay’s Salt ‘n Vinegar chips, a hill that I am more than prepared to die on today.

Last Updated: February 11, 2020


  1. The new barbeque flavour Lays is garbage tier shitfood. This is tantamount to Kelloggs expecting us to eat Vanilla Rice Crispies instead of OG Crispies.



  2. Incubus

    February 11, 2020 at 09:41

    Ah well, Simba or Pringles S&V then.


  3. CrAiGiSh

    February 11, 2020 at 09:47

    Absolutely no one:

    Lays: “CANCELLED !!!”


  4. For the Emperor!

    February 11, 2020 at 10:12

    Have not tried their shit murican flavour kak yet (has to be kak because murican), but was not a fan if their salt & vinegar really . Thai Sweet Chilly is where it is at! Or Simba S&V because that leaves your mouth raw haha


  5. Kromas

    February 11, 2020 at 10:12

    I prefer that balsamic vinegar one of theirs.


  6. Yozzie

    February 11, 2020 at 10:12

    It’s the only flavour of chips I buy no matter what the brand. RIP you silly airbag.


  7. Viper_ZA

    February 11, 2020 at 11:35

    Doritos is where it’s at.


  8. Hammersteyn

    February 11, 2020 at 11:41

    Pretzels thanks


  9. BradeLunner

    February 11, 2020 at 11:47

  10. Suhelen Grotius

    February 11, 2020 at 11:53

    It is a stupid hill and you are stupid want to die on it over Salt and Vinegar chips
    Pringles and Simba Salt and Vinegar chips taste better in any case


  11. The D

    February 11, 2020 at 09:37

    In case anyone is wondering, yes we are rebranding to Critical Chips.


  12. Kervyn Cloete

    February 11, 2020 at 09:37



  13. Umar

    February 11, 2020 at 10:06

    As long as the Balsamic vinegar isn’t cancelled


  14. Son of Banana Jim

    February 11, 2020 at 10:22

    Can’t agree more – it was a horrible chip (and yet the wife loved it. I guess she’ll be gutted by this news).



  15. Son of Banana Jim

    February 11, 2020 at 10:39

    Let’s be honest though, the only chip that’s great for gaming is Messaris’ Bubbles (Cheese and Chives flavour). Anything else is for the lumpenproletariat…



    • Dresden

      February 11, 2020 at 10:49

      Cheese and chives Bubbles is the superior flavour and the only one I’m willing to acknowledge that they make.


      • Son of Banana Jim

        February 11, 2020 at 10:49

        And then you dip it into their cheese dip! I tell you, I can spend a whole evening with a controller in my hand, and bubbles in my mouth.


    • RinceThis

      February 11, 2020 at 11:40

      yuk this shit destroyers controllers. you should feel ashamed of yourself.


  16. MechMachine

    February 11, 2020 at 11:13

    “a hill that I am more than prepared to die on today.” Mark my words… One day in the future, you will crave something, You won’t be able to pinpoint it. It will drive you batty. Your mouth will salivate and it will drive you nuts, and then the realization will hit you like a bolt of lightning, You are craving for a packet of Lays Salt and Vinegar. I`m hungry now.


    • The D

      February 11, 2020 at 12:43

      I get that all the time. For Beacon Holey Moleys.


  17. RinceThis

    February 11, 2020 at 11:35

    How can you be so wrong bruv? HOW? This says more about the tastes of the general population than anything else. You go to a restaurant ‘I’ll has some chips please, oh, can I have some salt and vinegar for them too?’


  18. Jonah Cash

    February 11, 2020 at 13:54

    Crinkle Cut has the best Salt & Vinegar in any case, so yeah good luck Lays!


  19. Glenn

    February 11, 2020 at 15:18

    Goodbye Lays. Plus you stopped the Peppadew flavour years ago. Yes…..I have a chip (sorry) on my shoulder about this.
    Won’t be supporting your brand anymore.


  20. Chris

    February 11, 2020 at 17:42

    I fcking hate cancel culture


  21. Robert S

    February 12, 2020 at 07:17

    Did anyone force you to buy or eat the Salt ‘n Vinegar? Just because you don’t like something that doesn’t mean it has to be banned.


  22. yeyeye

    February 12, 2020 at 13:08

    You’re an idiot


  23. Cheyno Mdingi

    February 12, 2020 at 17:41

    You want to know what will make the world a better place? Less opinion pieces. Sick of every rando telling people what is good or bad, what they should and shouldn’t eat, and how we should feel about stuff. If I want dumb opinions instead of good information I’ll turn on the news.


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