Lay’s Is Releasing 3 New Flavors in 2020 and We’re Already Hungry

2020 is already heating up thanks to Lay's!

Who says Kit Kats and M&M’s should have all the fun? It looks like potato chips are also getting the “new year, new flavor” treatment. Lay’s just announced three brand-new bold and flavorful chips!

What Are the New Lay’s Flavors?

The three new flavors are intense. Here’s a quick look:

  • Cheddar Jalapeno is the best of both worlds, cheesy with sharp cheddar flavor matched with a spicy chili pepper kick.
  • If that’s not enough heat for you, you’ll be excited to dig into a bag of Kettle Cooked Flamin’ Hot. If that flavor sounds familiar, it’s because Lay’s Flamin’ Hot Dill Pickle exist, too.
  • For those who can’t take the heat, look out for tangy Sea Salt & Vinegar. Instead of classic chips, this flavor will come in the form of airy Lay’s Poppables.

What flavor of Lay’s is best? Wonder no more, we tasted nine different types of Lay’s chips and ranked them. Find out which chip flavor took top honors.

When Will the New Flavors Be Available?

The three Lay’s flavors will be for sale sometime in January, according to the company. Individual bags of Lay’s Cheddar Jalapeno and Lay’s Kettle Cooked Flamin’ Hot chips will retail for $1.89, while a five-ounce bag Lay’s Poppables Sea Salt & Vinegar will cost $3.79.

If you can’t wait for all this Lay’s goodness to drop, there are other Flamin’ Hot treats to tide you over. Don’t forget about that Flamin’ Hot Favorites box of snacks at Costco.

The most impatient snackers might want to take matters into their own hands and whip up some homemade potato chips. Your snack will be ready in 30 minutes—and you can season the crisps any way you like!

Krista Garcia
Krista has had 20 years of media experience. For eight of them, she's been freelancing for various food and travel brands like Taste of Home, Eater, The Kitchn and Fodor's. As a writer for Taste of Home, Krista’s specialty has been sharing all the latest food news from new types of candy to restaurant updates to viral TikTok cooking hacks. A food blogger since the early 2000s, Krista founded the site Goodies First, although these days she's focused on the digital commerce space. At the same time her blogging days tapered off, Krista moved back to Oregon (where she grew up) after a long stint in New York City.