Wasabi Ginger Lay’s? Oh No.

Anyone who knows me also knows that I love sushi. I will eat my weight in sushi (or at least try). I consider an all-you-can-eat sushi night a worthy challenge. Sushi, at least, has nutrients.

Wasabi Ginger Lay’s, however, do not.

Wasabi Ginger Lay's are not sushi. Not even close to sushi.
Wasabi Ginger Lay’s. Not sushi. Not even close.

Wasabi Ginger Lay’s are the brainchild of crowdsourcing. This country, with its 39.4 percent obesity rate, voted on these chips out of cappuccino (gross), bacon mac & cheese (meh), and wavy mango salsa (sounds yummy) options. The winner? A potato chip with wasabi and ginger flavors. I’m not sure how that works.

Granted, I didn’t eat them. I don’t eat potatoes. But it turns my stomach. Wouldn’t it be easier to go get some fresh ginger slices and seaweed and wasabi and eat that as a snack? Healthier, maybe? Because the nutrition label on the chips is just as bad as every other potato chip out there: 150 calories per serving, and 70 of those from fat. 140 mg of sodium, and 17 g of carbohydrates. And no nutrients.

For the gluten-free, beware of the Wasabi Ginger Lay’s: they contain wheat and soy ingredients.

For those that want to try them, let me know how they taste. If anything, they sound like an interesting cheat snack.