Ah, Salt & Vinegar – a classic, a staple, an original fucking flavour. It’s arguably one of the most popular crisp seasonings across the global board, every brand has one, every brand needs one! And few brands do it right, only two in my humble opinion – Pringles and Lay’s (owned by Simba). But, no more dear friends, no more.
According to Twitter, Lay’s face twisting Salt & Vinegar chips have been hard to come by lately, and that’s because they’ve quietly discontinued the range. One Twitter user casually inquired with the brand why she could no longer find her favourite flavour on the shelves… below is their response and the rest of South Africa’s…
@LaysSouthAfrica Have you discontinued the Salt & Vinegar flavour. Can’t seem to find it anywhere for the last few weeks now
— DeLaila 🧕🏻 (@LailaManie) February 2, 2020
Hi @LailaManie, unfortunately, Lay’s Salt & Vinegar Flavour has been discontinued and will no longer be available in the market. We however invite you to try our new Lay’s Sweet and Smoky American BBQ Flavour. We do hope you enjoy our other flavours from our range too. 🙂
— Lay's South Africa (@LaysSouthAfrica) February 3, 2020
I truly hate when brands say, no, we don't have this but we have that. She didn't ask for smokey BBQ or whatever, she asked a out Salt & Vinegar. Ppppsssshhh. Plus you always announce new flavours, make a huge announcement before discontinuing & make it up for public debate
— Rehaan 'Moggie' Mohamed (@ReyM82) February 11, 2020
Imagine smh, salt and vinegar and BBQ, two totally different flavours.
— #IKeepWinning (@Lihle_Ithemba_) February 11, 2020
salted should have been the first one out the door 😡
— Leandri (@Leandriii) February 11, 2020
No more Salt and Vinegar chips is like an ice cream company saying no more Vanilla ice cream or or a beverage company saying no more coke flavour.
— Studdybear 🇿🇦 (@studdybear71) February 11, 2020
Who asked you to???? pic.twitter.com/dd3NOs6uXZ
— SAn Women Are in Hell (@Precious_Osego) February 11, 2020
Yho that BBQ flavor is disgusting. The salt and vinegar lays were the only ones I bought. I'm so upset.
— Sinovuyo (@Snowiee_Kupiso) February 11, 2020
Salt & vinegar is like a primary flavour tho. How can you discontinue a primary flavour? Are you doing away with lightly salted next? It doesn’t make sense guys. Please.
— Charne Simpson (@charne_CT) February 11, 2020
who thought this was ok?
— ✨ Simone ✨ (@Psymone_) February 11, 2020
— Simba Chips (@SimbaChipsSA) February 11, 2020
Who's dumb idea was that? pic.twitter.com/3C9nysNhXI
— ❤️Bella (@Skosana_Goddess) February 11, 2020
Salt & vinegar was the best flavor u guys have ever produced,not these other flavor leaves us with bad breathe.. I'm done with lays
— CleverBlack_za🇿🇦 (@Callies_za) February 11, 2020
Whoever approved that needs to get fired . pic.twitter.com/RH4moFiqjh
— Bald head (@Floetic_luu) February 11, 2020
Salt And Vinegar Is The Only Flavour That Matters
— S'phesihle Msomi (@bucsbruh) February 11, 2020
Yoo put it back right now.
— Michael Scott (@luqmaanrawat72) February 11, 2020
— Lynn J (@LynnMoJo) February 11, 2020
Discontinuing Salt & Vinegar Lays is like All Gold discontinuing tomato sauce, Coca cola discontinuing coke, Mrs HS Balls discontinuing chutney. The other brands don't do salt & vinegar justice… :'( #noreplacement #Bringbacksaltvinegarlays @LAYS
— Roxanne Wienand (@RoxWienand) February 12, 2020
I hate you 😢😢 pic.twitter.com/byJpWbNeAD
— Simon (@simon_orgill) February 11, 2020
— Bathong, Abuti Toomy 🌙☀️ (@abuti_toomy) February 12, 2020