The Most Popular Lay’s Flavors To Snack On

Everybody has their own opinion of what makes the perfect snack. Some people choose healthy fruits and vegetables. Others pack on the extra protein with jerky. Potato chips, especially Lay’s potato chips, are another popular option.

Lays potato chips with bacon flavour

Many Americans turn to potato chips when it comes time to choose a favorite snack.

The potato chip industry is rife with companies duplicating the ideas of one another. One company that has stood the test of time is Lay’s. Lay’s gives people snacking satisfaction every time.

Below we’ve listed the 14 best Lay’s Potato Chip flavors, ranked by popularity.


Lay’s Potato Chips would be nothing without its signature recipe.

The classic flavor features the classic salty seasoning and nothing else.

The simplicity may seem mundane, but rest assured- this original flavor option is anything but boring.

The classic recipe easily wins the top spot on this list, featuring just enough salt to satisfy cravings.

Salt & Vinegar

Though this delicious option can cause quite the aroma on anyone’s breath, this fan favorite wins our hearts every time.

The tangy vinegar adds a deliciously addicting touch, making these chips nearly impossible to resist.

The mouth-watering aroma will effortlessly gather a crowd. It might be wise to have multiple bags of this flavor nearby.

Sour Cream & Onion

We will forever be grateful to whomever it was that decided that these two flavors belong together on a potato chip.

The Lay’s Sour Cream & Onion option is easily the best in the industry.

Easy to dip in multiple condiments and even easier to love, this flavor is a staple of any house party or gathering.


Any good potato chip company knows its flavor collection is incomplete without a barbecue option.

Thankfully, Lay’s understood this, and their Barbecue flavor puts all others to shame.

The first bite alone will transport the snacker back to those perfect summer days with family at an afternoon barbecue.

Cheddar & Sour Cream

Sour cream makes all potato chip flavors a little better. The added flavor of sharp cheddar knocks it out of the park.

The Cheddar & Sour Cream flavor from Lay’s is perfect for any lover of cheese or chips alike!

This choice pairs perfectly with any casual lunch or acts as the standalone snack of champions.

Chile Limon

Sometimes the craving for spicy and crunchy snacks is unbearable.

This flavor surpasses those cravings and demands repeat crunches.

The Chile Limon flavor packs the heat of real chilies and adds the perfect touch of lime flavor to seal the deal.

The result is an exotic vacation for your taste buds.

Dill Pickle

Some people love snacking on pickles, while others crunch on potato chips. Lay’s decided to bridge this gap.

The Dill Pickle flavor is the best and most authentic pickle-flavored potato chip.

People who snack on these instantly earn the sensation of taking a swig of juice from the pickle jar.

Flamin’ Hot

Those who love setting fire to their mouths and taste buds will be glad to know that Lay’s has an option for them!

Flamin’ Hot Lay’s are seasoned with authentic chili peppers to provide that spicy paradise craved by many snack enthusiasts. The heat of these chips is not for the faint of heart.

Sweet Southern Heat Barbecue

Lay’s already perfected the barbecue-flavored potato chip.

Despite this, they wouldn’t rest until they went a step further and gave us an even better recipe.

The Sweet Southern Heat option takes their original recipe and perfects it by adding just the right touch of southern sweetness. Your summer barbecue just got tastier.

Cheddar Jalapeño

Lay’s has a knack for giving their snackers an array of spicy treats to rid themselves of cravings.

The Cheddar Jalapeño flavor is a fantastic addition to their repertoire.

Adding the zippy bite of the jalapeño pepper to the authentic taste of sharp cheddar cheese, snack enthusiasts have found a new favorite!

Fiery Habanero

Once again, Lay’s proves they are a contender in the quest for the best spicy snack food.

The Fiery Habanero brings all the heat you would expect from such a name.

The pepper flavor is strong, but anyone seeking a spicy thrill is in for a wild ride and a real treat.

Flamin’ Hot Dill Pickle

Lay’s is a tactical company. They looked at all their options and thought, “why not mesh two of our best flavors together?”

Thank goodness they did.

Spicy pickles have met potato chips, with all the flavor of a real dill pickle and the classic flamin’ hot goodness you’ve come to expect.

Honey Barbecue

The sweet taste of honey meets the savory sensation of barbecue sauce. The result is something out of a dream.

The Honey Barbecue offering by Lay’s gives every barbecue lover the trifecta of options.

It will be hard to discern whether you’re eating chips or smoked meat at a family barbecue.


The final entry on this list doesn’t come last due to a lack of popularity. 

Lay’s Limon flavored potato chip reminds you of that perfect amount of lime juice that perfects every taco.

The flavor is surprisingly addictive, and you’ll watch yourself lose control and return for multiple handfuls of this treat.

Lay’s Potato Chips have been a staple in the snacking community for decades, and it’s easy to see why.

Their dedication to crafting innovative flavors and providing the most delicious experience shows with every chip consumed.

Snack enthusiasts can rest assured that Lay’s will continue to offer the sensational, crunchy experience they crave.

Check out other popular gas station snacks or other grocery store favorites like the best Pop-Tart flavors on our blog!


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  1. Honestly, Lay’s Original isn’t really that good. It’s not exciting and brings nothing new to the table, and all it really is is just a little bit of salt, and that’s it. Bland chip flavor, don’t buy unless it’s your last resort.

  2. Hi Lays.
    Appreciation for your latest flavours
    , well at least latest at our outlets in Pretoria South Africa.
    They are “Japanese Yakitori Chicken” and “Sweet & Smokey American BBQ Flavor”.
    These guys are outstandingly superior in taste and popularity.
    Question: Will you please consider it to make your flavor available in a spice/flavor bottle in a powder form??? A whole range of all your flavors will be a winner for each housewife and a boost to our ailing economy.
    Love your products.
    Warm regards

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Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.