Mozzarella sticks are one of man’s greatest creations. Whether you are enjoying a basket of them at a bar with your friends or heating some up at home for a Netflix binge-a-thon, there’s nothing like deep-fried cheese—especially when you dip them in sweet and savory marinara sauce.
Well, Ruffles just made that magical snack even easier to enjoy. The company’s new Mozzarella ‘N Marinara-flavored potato chips claim to taste just like your favorite deep-fried cheese treat, with the marinara flavor baked right in. It’s like a two-for-one junk-food combo! How clever is that?
Here’s what they look like:
The company is evidently proud of its newest flavor creation.
“Ruffles enjoys delighting our fans with awesome flavors we think they will love,” Jen Saenz, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Frito-Lay North America, said on NBC’s “Today” show. “Ruffles Mozzarella ‘N Marinara is one of our latest new flavors that’s all about the delicious combination of the smooth satisfying taste of mozzarella with the tangy kick of marinara.”
The chips first appeared on shelves in America this month but have apparently been available in Canada for some time already.
But how do the new chips stack up? Ruffles Mozzarella ‘N Marinara has earned some glowing reviews on social media.
One Twitter user wants to congratulate the employee who created them:
Another declared them boldly “the greatest thing on this planet”:
The Mozzarella 'N Marinara flavored Ruffles are the greatest thing on this planet.
— pussy poppin walrus (@LeMusicFreakk) January 18, 2018
It was love at first bite for this Twitter user:
Ruffles mozzarella 'n marinara … yum! Tried them for the first time tonight and they are good!
— Kim (@Zoodlemouse13) April 20, 2017
This is far from the first time that Ruffles has created an intriguing chip flavor. From Loaded Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins to Beer Battered Onion Rings, the junk-food barons are always pushing the envelope when it comes to creating potato chips that are anything but plain. In Canada, they even sell All-Dressed potato chips, which is a mash-up of flavors including ketchup, salt, vinegar, barbecue, sour cream, onion and “mystery seasonings.”
As wacky as some of the Ruffles chip flavors seem, they apparently do draw the line somewhere. Funny posts on the company’s Instagram page show mock ads for trendy flavors that would taste horrible as a potato chip.
Take, for example, rose-flavored Ruffles. No thanks, we’ll stick to drinking our rose! The caption reads: “You asked. We ‘delivered.’ #NoWayRose.”
And as much as people love pumpkin spice-flavored everything at the first sign of fall, the idea of a pumpkin potato chip is simply not appetizing.
Around Halloween, the company joked about rolling out circus peanut- and candy corn-flavored potato chips (ewwww). “Not available in a store near anyone,” the humorous post read.
But the Mozzarella ‘N Marinara-flavored potato chips are the real deal, and they’re at stores across America. On its website, Frito-Lay has a way to help you find a store near you that sells them.
Would you dare to try this out-there potato chip, or are you going stick with a classic like Cheddar & Sour Cream?
[h/t: Pop Sugar]