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August 13th 2014 2:39 pm

The most important thing you'll vote on all day -- Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" Contest

We all love tech, but you know what I also love? Food. I love going to new restaurants, cooking my favorite dishes, and I love snacks. Chips, cookies, crackers and cakes. I bet you do too, which is why I bring you the most pressing issue of the day:

Of the Lays "Do Us a Flavor" contest entries, which one is the best?

There are four options:
  • Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Cappuccino
  • Mango Salsa
  • Wasabi Ginger
I got to try all four of the flavors this past weekend. I'd have to say that Wasabi Ginger is my favorite, it's definitely got both notes of the wasabi and the ginger, basically a spicy-sweet combo. Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese is... well, it's another cheese chip. It's not bad, but there's nothing special about it. Mango Salsa was all sweet, no savory, and it was very off-putting. We checked the ingredients and there is absolutely no tomato in there. Cappuccino tastes more like cinnamon, it's not really what I want out of a potato chip at all.

Though I think Wasabi Ginger is the best one (it's the only flavor we went out and bought another bag of), I think Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese is going to win because it's "safe" AKA "boring." Last year's winner was Cheesy Garlic Bread, which also didn't taste like anything special. (My favorite was the "Chicken and Waffles," which did not taste like chicken nor waffles but was still delicious.)

If you've tried them, what do you think? And don't forget to vote:


(If you don't want to give them access to your Facebook, you can pretty much "deny" access and it'll still put the vote in anyway. You can also vote via text message.)

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So in Canada we have 4 different flavours for this contest
  • Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
  • Bacon Poutine
  • Tzatziki
  • Cinnamon Bun
I picked up the first 2 flavours today, but don't think I'll venture into the cinnamon bun
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Tzatziki? That's just... wow, dude. Just wow.

(I'd say Canada was better than us except we have the wasabi ginger chips.)
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Yeah! I'm excited to try them later. Although I think poutine is wayyy overdone up here

This is my catch this morning:

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I wonder how the flavor of the bacon poutine will come out in a chip. I hope it isn't just another cheesy chip with a hint of bacon (I've never had Lay's Poutine flavor).
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I dont know if Lays has a normal poutine flavour?

Regardless, I'll report back here with the results sometime this week
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I guess you don't, though there is a "Fries'n Gravy" flavor:

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Okay! Review time.

Bacon Poutine: Great when fresh. Tastes of the bacon flavouring used on several chips, as well as something I imagine those fries and gravy taste like. When slightly stale- no good. Can not eat a whole bowl of these yourself.

Jalapeno Mac and Cheese: I can taste the jalapeno and the cheese, but not the 'mac'. The texture of wavy chips has always generally disappointed me. Would be better as a kettle chip. Definitely tastes better than the Bacon Poutine. Heat level- spicy only if you are a pansy.
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Yeah, Canada wins here. But Wasabi Ginger wins, too. :D
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The Wasabi Ginger chips are addictive. Remind me of wasabi peas in the finish with just a nice hint of ginger. In general I prefer kettle chips to regular potato chips, so that might have also affected my choice for winner here.
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I haven't had any of these yet, but I have to say both Wasabi and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese sound great. (Ah, hell. Let's just combine them.)
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