I was caught by surprise with a wave of nostalgia when I encountered a Pringles display at the Rite Aid yesterday. Then I realized that Lay's STAX were on sale for only a buck a tube, so I bought those instead. (Nostalgia only goes so far.)
In reviewing these, I have difficulty determining what is bad chip design, what is memories filtered through rose-colored glasses, and what is food that was once familiar but now seems strange. I will say that if you spend a lot of time eating real food - fruit, vegetables, whole grains, meals you cook yourself from single-source ingredients - Lay's STAX seem quite strange. Alien, even.