Lay’s Has More Limited Edition Wacky Chip Flavors! (Photos)
By Cooking Panda
Novelty chips are a lot of fun!
I’m a huge fan of Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest, because NOVELTY and also because I get to expand my palate and decide what often unexpected tastes reign supreme on the classic potato chip.
Cappuccino? Wasabi ginger? Chicken and waffles? YES SO GOOD.
And now we have a new batch. According to Brand Eating, the three finalists for this round will be available until October 2017, which is just enough time to get hooked on your favorite underdog, grieve its inevitable loss and then tearfully stock up before it gets pulled from the shelves before its time.
Just me? Ok then.
(I miss you, Chicken and Waffle Lays. You are gone but not forgotten.)
This time around, you have your choice between Crispy Taco, Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and Fried Green Tomato, and you can vote for your favorite on Lays.com as well as on the chip giant’s social media pages.
While I haven’t gotten my hands on these new chips yet for a taste test, the savory flavors are sure to give your taste buds a break from their usual routine.
Here’s what the masterminds behind each flavor say:
“My fiance loves crunchy beef tacos more than anything,” Ellen Sarem of San Antonio, Texas, said of her Tex Mex creation. “I actually made them for one of our first dates, and after three years, I can now finally say that I’ve mastered cooking his favorite dish!”
“There’s no better way to start your day than with an everything bagel with cream cheese,” said Lindsay Hoffman of Palm City, Florida, who invented the Kettle Cooked snack version of the breakfast food. “It’s become my favorite morning ritual.”
“Fried green tomatoes remind me of my childhood in Georgia,” said Gregory Pope of Charlotte, North Carolina, who turned the Southern classic into a Wavy chip flavor. “Fried to a golden brown, salted and peppered, they were always the perfect feel-good food prepped by my dad for our family dinners.”
Don’t forget to keep voting up your favorite so that you can avoid the inevitable heartbreak of limited edition snacks!Do Us A Flavor, Food News, lay's, Lay's contest, potato chip flavors
Lay’s Wants You To Create Another New Flavor
By Cooking Panda
Every now and then, we see a new campaign from Lay’s asking us to creatively come up with a fun new potato chip flavor. You remember, like when they chose Chicken & Waffles? Well, they’re at it again.
The campaign is called “Do Us A Flavor” and, as Foodbeast reports, there are some crazy ones out there. For example, Beers and Cigar? Or Peeps? Some of them are hilarious, but I’d prefer to let you discover those on your own, considering some might find them offensive.
Personally, I think a nice Cuban Sandwich or Lobster Bisque flavor would be delectable. Should I be submitting these? If you’ve got some good ideas, don’t hesitate to go and submit them as well! There’s even an “Inspiration Gallery” to help you come up with ideas.
Aside from the gallery, you can also find good ideas just by scrolling through the ingredient list when you go to create your own flavor. I’ve looked around at what Lay’s has to offer in that area, and many of the ingredients would be great flavors themselves. Spoiler alert, lobster bisque is actually an ingredient option. You can create and submit more than one flavor, so go wild!
Otherwise, you might scroll through the gallery just for fun. There are some entertaining flavor submissions, as well as some exciting ones. For example, Bacon Mac’n’Cheese Burger sounds pretty great, but Spaghetti Taco? I don’t know about that one. You can click “I’d Eat That” on any of the flavors that look appealing to you, but they don’t count as actual votes. They basically help your ranking in the gallery.
Top scorers for the “I’d Eat That” category as of right now are Summer Pad Thai, Bacon & Gouda Stuffed Avocado and Chicken Quesadilla Ranch. I’m a sucker for anything with avocado, so that one’s got my vote! I’m also highly interested in the Vanilla Shake and Fries flavor. How does Lay’s decide? There are so many good options!
Go to dousaflavor.com to submit your own creation, or simply to scroll through the gallery. Good luck with your flavor ideas!Do Us A Flavor, Frito-Lay, lay's, Lay's Campaign, Pitch It