Tuesday/ very hot

Lay’s chips have been around since 1932, and are marketed as a division of Frito-Lay, a company owned by PepsiCo Inc. since 1965.     So in China .. Lay’s translates into Lè​shì​  乐事  which means ‘happy matter/ incident/ event’.   The rest of the symbols were hard for me to find in my translator, but 麻 means numb and 辣 means peppery : an indicator that there’s probably some Sichuan pepper in the potato chips.

So does the Numb & Spicy Hot Pot Flavor make for a happy event?  Yes.   The chips are tasty and do not set one’s mouth on fire.  Sichuan pepper has a unique aroma and flavor that is not hot or pungent like black or white pepper, or chili peppers, but has slight lemony overtones (says a website! My tastebuds wouldn’t say ah! lemony overtones, hmm)  and creates a tingly numbness in the mouth, caused by its 3% of hydroxy-alpha-sanshool chemical.     (P.S.  No – the handsome young fella is not a Formula F1 driver).

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