December 2, 2004

Lay's Dill Pickle Chips

POST #    1444

I first experienced the joy of Lay's Dill Pickle chips when I went to Michigan in September. There's nothing quite like seeing an unopened bag of a product you've never seen before. After that Saturday, I never saw the dill chips again. That is until last weekend at Wal-Mart in Virginia. They have a huge chip isle, unlike the small grocery stores here that are usually loyal to certain brands. Naturally, I was thrilled to see that Wal-Mart carried Lay's Dill Pickle chips. I guess not having the chips near me is the price I pay for not living in the vicinity of a Wal-Mart. I think I can live with that, but it's going to be hard.

The chips are similar to salt and vinegar chips but with a pickle taste. So tasty. If you like dill pickles, that is. Has anyone seen this around NYC? I know that Associated doesn't have them. Neither does CVS. Yes, poor selection of chip stores here in Greenpoint.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 7:53 AM




Posted by: corie at December 2, 2004 9:20 AM

though i haven't been in awhile, there's a fairly large suburbia sized pathmark on northern blvd. in l.i.c. if you take the g/r up a few stops from greenpoint. i know they have a good sized chip selection, but i don't know if they have the dill. maybe you can turn it into another one of your photo adventures if successful?

Posted by: jason at December 2, 2004 10:40 AM

whoa... that's crazy they are not available in NYC. We've had them for over 2 years in Minneapolis.

Posted by: clint at December 2, 2004 10:42 AM

If you have any places nearby that sell Irish crisps you may be able to find something like these Lays chips.
Here in Boston there's an Irish shop that sells loads of crisps with atleast 2 kinds of pickle crisps.

Posted by: jen at December 2, 2004 10:54 AM

i have yet to do a targeted search, but i haven't noticed it at all. and to be out for 2 years in MN and not even out here would be insane.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 2, 2004 11:20 AM

Were you at the Walmart at Nimmo Parkway? I used to go to that one all the time when I lived off of London Bridge Road. Now that I'm in Norfolk, that one is a bit too far away. That place was great for grocery shopping as their stuff was usually cheaper than a normal store, but I felt evil shopping at the mega-conglomerate-giant's cutthroat bastion of low prices.

Posted by: Joe at December 2, 2004 11:26 AM

I'll have to check but the uptown Fairway might have these. Since it is only a block away from the Dinosaur BBQ that opened yesterday it may be worth a trip!

Posted by: joe at December 2, 2004 12:13 PM

I don't know what Frito-Lay's distribution strategy is, but I think that Dill Pickle might be a selection that a chain like WalMart has the buying power to demand. Have you tried looking at WalMarts upstate or in Pennsylvania?

Posted by: Jen at December 2, 2004 2:33 PM

Dill is big way upstate and in Canada they're all over

Posted by: Jeff at December 2, 2004 4:35 PM

ewwwwww gross -- tried those once and it ruined the eating of both chips and pickles for about a week. some good things should be kept separate.

Posted by: yp at December 2, 2004 4:57 PM

They are not available on Fresh Direct so I won't be trying them.

Posted by: jocelyn at December 2, 2004 8:52 PM

duuuude! i love da pickle chips! they carry them at xtra marts in westchester and upstate and other gas-station, 7/11 type places. keep an eye out!

Posted by: cb/CityRag at December 3, 2004 1:49 PM

Dude, how many times are you going to come to Va without telling me?

Posted by: Maine at December 3, 2004 2:30 PM

Sadly, the uptown Fairway seems to have every chip known to humanity except one.

Posted by: joe s at December 5, 2004 7:50 PM

i can't believe you didn't get me a bag

Posted by: jeannette at December 5, 2004 11:09 PM

so i guess they are not in new york city at all?!?

jeannette, i'll get a bag for you next time.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 6, 2004 12:09 AM

Dill pickle chips, a Michigan fav. I think I've come across them in D.C. Almost as good as Faygo's Moon Mist or Arctic Sun soft drinks. (Please note, I did not say "pop".) How I do miss Meijer, they have Wal-Mart cornered (for now) in western Michigan.

Posted by: mgrass [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 6, 2004 4:15 PM

The chips rock my sox! yeah!

Posted by: Cassie Miller at April 27, 2005 3:13 PM


Posted by: matthew rediker at July 19, 2007 11:07 AM

BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: jamie appel at December 30, 2007 1:27 PM

They were the best. I do believe a boycot is in order.

Posted by: Gary Christopher at August 27, 2008 9:11 PM

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