Baked Lay’s Original Potato Crisps are a salty snack food. Judged as a salty snack food Baked Lay’s is (marginally) satisfactory.
However when contemplated as a substitute for Lay’s Classic Potato Chips, Baked Lay’s are just woefully inadequate.
As a potato chip lover and occasionally inflexible thinker I am unable, except in a thought experiment, to evaluate Baked Lay’s as anything but a (completely failed and inadequate!) potato chip substitute.
My wife, a more flexible analyst, is able to take Baked Lay’s as its own thing and enjoys it as a salty snack food – without railing on about how much it is a crappy potato chips substitute. This is good for her because (a) she doesn’t have to worry about me eating her Baked Lay’s, and (b) her scope of potential enjoyment is incrementally larger than mine.