Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Contest: Lay's USA Do Us A Flavor 2014

Whoa! Lay's USA is bringing the contest back too!! I did not see that coming. Not to be outdone by Walkers, Lay's USA has kicked up the 'Do Us A Flavor' game again. And this time around you can pick the cut and cook on the chip! Choose between 'Standard', 'Kettle Cooked', and 'Wavy' to make your unique creation.
 Once again, the winner will take home a lovely Million dollar prize. Submissions start now over at ... so, let the real Hunger Games begin!

ps. um, PICK ME!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Contest: Walkers UK Do Us A Flavour 2014

 Flavour example ^

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! No not Christmas, its "Do Us A Flavour"!!! Walkers has once again launched it's famed contest and has opened the online doors to make you a flavor star! Walkers hasn't run this contest since 2008... but since all the cool countries are doing it, it seems the trend has finally made it's way back with a bang. This year, the winner will take home ONE MILLION POUNDS! What?! Oh, that's only over One and a half Million Dollars!! No biggie. 

The contest is open now to UK residents on their website and has already garnered over 20,000 submissions... so UK crisp fans better get creative if they want to stand a chance of winning. In 2009, the winner was "Builder's Breakfast", a bag flavored like a full English breakfast of Sausage, Eggs, Ketchup, etc. 

I'm THRILLED to see what makes the cut this time. This is by far, the biggest and best of the Create-a-Flavor contests. I can't wait. 

If you are one of our UK readers, comment below. I'd love to know what you are submitting!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lay's Canada Creamy Garlic Caesar

Today we have Lay's Canada's "Creamy Garlic Caesar" from their 'Do Us A Flavour' Contest that just ended. And even though this beauty didn't win, it has won a place in my heart. This bag REALLY tastes like Caesar salad, it is insane!! The best comparison I can give to this is it tastes like the crouton that sat at the bottom of your salad and soaked up all the Caesar dressing and when you eat it it is attached to a fresh slice of Parmesan cheese. MMMM. These are mega salty like Parmesan cheese and have all the flavor of a perfect Caesar dressing. They are spot on. I love them. This bag really got robbed of the title. If you are a Caesar or Parmesan fan, I highly recommend you try and track these down before they disappear for good. Which may have already happened.
I would LOVE to see these in the US. They were great!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Lay's Canada Maple Moose

Do not be fooled by this adorable bag and adorable Moose and delicious looking Maple syrup bottle!! BEWARE! It is a trick!

My friend Amber and I decided to pop this bad-boy open. I caught a whiff of some sort of BBQ smell. Strange, see, when I think of Maple, I think of Sweet yummy syrup. And when I think of Moose, I think of Chocolate. So, my brain overloaded when I smelled BBQ. Then, I said to Amber "Do you smell something burning?"... we both reached in the bag. My face probably looked like someone farted in my eyes... i'm not sure. But Amber did not look happy. The first flavor you get out of this bag is charcoal. Pure, bottom of the grill, 3 sessions old, charcoal. Then, an abundance of BBQ seasoning. Nothing unique, or new... just run of the mill BBQ seasoning. So, essentially, this bag tastes like Over-seasoned BBQ chips and burn. It's awful. The thought passed through my mind that possibly, this was a batch that accidentally got burnt chip bits mixed in to it... but honestly that's not the case, because I have 2 bags.
So, then Amber and I came to the conclusion that we know nothing about Canadian culture and we were in dire need of Googling what a Maple Moose actually is. This lead us to find that this bag is actually supposed to taste like (drumroll please...) 'Moose Steak'! (forehead slap!)

oooooh!!! Ok, so this is supposed to taste like Moose meat with a hint of Maple. That makes more sense. However, I did not get any Maple flavor, and the Charcoal taste is OVERWHELMING. This bag could truly be called Burnt meat and it would be more accurate.
Then to add insult to injury. This bag was the winner of Canada's Do Us A Flavour contest. Among our Googling we found tons of Anti-Maple Moose tweets... some even comparing the flavor to garbage! And I gotta say, I kind of agree. This bag is really disgusting.

I don't recommend it at all. But, if you want to give it a go, the flavor will be available for the next year across Canada.

Did you try Maple Moose? Are you happy with the contest results? Let us know below.