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Lay's Magic Masala Chips

ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 10:22 AM

Co-worker just brought these back from Canada, and all I can say is that it might just be time to find a summer home north of the border.

These are like eating crispy fried tandoori chicken skins.

Anyone know of a local source (online, or otherwise) for Magic Masala Chips in the U.S.?

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  1. MsDiPesto RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 10:32 AM

    I've seen the more exotic Lay's flavors on eBay, check the international food category.

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    1. re: MsDiPesto
      ipsedixit RE: MsDiPesto Aug 20, 2009 10:41 AM

      Thanks, but I just checked eBay and all they have are ketchup, sweet basil, limon, and a few others ... but no magic masala unfortunately.

    2. opinionatedchef RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 12:12 PM

      i would be inclined to think that the humongous Lay's would have an 800 phone#/email to which you could pose your question.

      1. pikiliz RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 12:25 PM

        I just e-mail frito lay to see if they would BOO-Berry ceral for my self from Post

        1. boogiebaby RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 03:17 PM

          Never heard of them, but now I want them!

          1. Miss Needle RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 03:47 PM

            Patel Brothers carry them. I don't know if there is one where you live, but you can order it online.


            The link doesn't seem to be quite working when you click on the chips. Perhaps the site is down now. You can try later or give them a call.

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              ipsedixit RE: Miss Needle Aug 20, 2009 04:02 PM

              Thanks Miss Needle. I did call Patel earlier (used to go there growing up in Queens), but was told they no longer carry them.

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                Miss Needle RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 04:13 PM

                Oh, that sucks! I know I've seen them before at Patel Brothers. But I guess no more. I'm still waiting for somebody to make some good curry potato chips in the States.

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              Pincus RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 07:52 PM

              Please let me know where in Canada your co-worker found them, Lay's put out also some wasabi and some kind of chili chips but I haven't seen any of them around here for a while.

              1. opinionatedchef RE: ipsedixit Aug 20, 2009 11:16 PM

                ip, won't you give us a better description here? how can people salivate if they don't know what these chips are. Potato? chickpea? corn?

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                  chipman RE: opinionatedchef Aug 21, 2009 04:23 AM

                  If they are Lay's, they are potato. That is of course, Ip didn't just shorten the brand Frito-Lay to just Lays. If that is the case, they could be potato, corn, flour, pork, or mish mash. On second thought, never mind. I'm confused......... and I work for them.

                  1. re: opinionatedchef
                    ipsedixit RE: opinionatedchef Aug 21, 2009 09:23 AM


                    They are potato. They are spicy and salty, and have a nice mild "hot" afterburn, but if you eat a handlful (instead one chip at a time -- who does that??) then the heat factor is a bit more pronounced, but not overwhelming.

                    The closest U.S. Lays flavor I can compare it is if you combined Sour Cream & Onions with the Hot & Spicy BBQ flavor.

                    Now that I think about it ... I just might do that. Buy one bag of Sour Cream & Onion and mix with one bag of Hot & Spicy BBQ, shake, and eat ... hmmmm.

                  2. luckyfatima RE: ipsedixit Aug 21, 2009 04:28 AM

                    Have no clue where to get them in the US but yep I like those, too. We get them where I live as well as some interesting Lay flavors geared towards the Arabs like stuffed Vine leaf flavor.

                    1. pikiliz RE: ipsedixit Aug 21, 2009 01:46 PM

                      Just got a reply back from Frito-lay as follows
                      Thank you for writing to us. We're sorry to report that Lay's Spicy Indian Masala is discontinued. Please know I will share your comments with our sales and marketing teams for any future consideration.

                      When you take into account the tremendous variety of preferences, not every product does equally well, and occasionally one is discontinued. It's never an easy decision to discontinue a product since we know it's a favorite for someone.

                      Thanks again for sharing your comments with us. I hope that one of our other snacks will satisfy your taste buds.

                      Best regards,

                      Frito-Lay Consumer Affairs

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                      1. re: pikiliz
                        opinionatedchef RE: pikiliz Aug 21, 2009 09:45 PM

                        well there you go, pik.
                        "Seek and yee shall find" !!!

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                        christyar RE: ipsedixit Sep 4, 2012 05:25 PM

                        they are on amazon.....also,many indian grocery stores too!

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                          poser RE: christyar Sep 4, 2012 05:51 PM

                          If you want to pay a premium price for chips shipped from India that may or may not be damaged, or buy from Local Indian stores (check the out of code date) knock your self out.

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                            christyar RE: poser Sep 12, 2012 12:13 PM

                            I found two online groceries that carry the lays...they arrived this week and they are GREAT! They have a great spicy kick. I am for sure reoredering. I checked every Indian, Asian, and Mexican market with no luck in Tucson. I did not care for the lays spanish tomato flavor...boring!

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                          BuildingMyBento RE: ipsedixit Sep 4, 2012 05:59 PM

                          Is there a similar flavor in the UK under the Walker's name? I'd hold out a bit of hope...in 2003, I was introduced to Coffee Crisp in Ottawa, and then three years later, I saw it in Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. And now Tom Horton's are here too. So you may get your wish yet (somewhere in the lower 48, at least)

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                            Ariadanz RE: BuildingMyBento Sep 8, 2012 12:09 AM

                            I saw these for most of the summer at one of our local Mexican Mercados that sells products of other ethnic groups. We tried them, I wasn't that impressed but they were different. Still hoping to get Canadian All Dressed potato chips down here someday without having to ship them from Canada.

                            1. re: Ariadanz
                              opinionatedchef RE: Ariadanz Sep 8, 2012 12:26 PM

                              oh, do whet our apetites,A! what are they?

                              1. re: opinionatedchef
                                christyar RE: opinionatedchef Sep 12, 2012 12:19 PM


                                Here's a petition to bring all dressed up to the states: http://www.petitiononline.com/ruff411...

                                Looks like other brands have this flavor as well

                                1. re: christyar
                                  poser RE: christyar Sep 13, 2012 09:55 AM

                                  here's a flavor you may like that is already available here in the states.


                                  Now as far as petitioning for a particular flavor, good luck. More than likely that flavor will be made available here under a different name. Maybe the flavor I linked might be close to the one you want.

                            2. re: BuildingMyBento
                              drongo RE: BuildingMyBento Sep 8, 2012 01:38 PM

                              Walker's had a Chicken Tikka Masala flavor... see attached pic

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