It’s official: Lay’s Salt and Vinegar chips ARE back on sale

Get in there: Lay’s has officially confirmed that the Salt and Vinegar flavour chips are back on sale in South Africa, after being absent for a year.

its official lays salt and vinegar chips are back on sale - It’s official: Lay’s Salt and Vinegar chips ARE back on sale

In a victory for snack lovers across the country, Lay’s has confirmed that their discontinued Salt and Vinegar flavour has returned to supermarket shelves. It follows days of speculation about the mysterious reappearance of the blue packets.

Several prominent social media accounts shared pictures of the Salt and Vinegar bags, despite them being removed from sale in February 2020 – things really did take a turn for the worse when this happened, hey?

Good news: Lay’s HAS brought back Salt and Vinegar chips

However, motivated by nostalgia – and pressure from the general public – Lay’s eventually gave in. They confirmed that Salt and Vinegar was back in business, even if it came in the form of a slightly cryptic Tweet:

The fight for Salt and Vinegar lasted a year

Celebrities like The Kiffness were also doing all they could to get the ‘forgotten flavour’ back into stores. A spokesperson for Lay’s stated last year that Salt and Vinegar simply ‘was not as popular’ as the other brands, and fell by the wayside. But the company may have underestimated the appetite South Africans have for this old classic.

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