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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Lay’s Are Dropping Into Walmarts Nationwide

Last week, Lay’s announced their semifinalists for the “Do Us A Flavor” competition, which included some Foodbeast-worthy flavors like Nashville Hot, Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Popper, Crispy Taco, Fried Green Tomato, and Everything Bagel. While only the latter three of these flavors made it on to the final round, it looks like we’re gonna get a chance to taste at least one of the semifinal flavors.

Multiple sources confirm that Walmart will soon begin carrying the Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Popper flavor that didn’t make it to the finals. Instagram user and junk food enthusiast CandyHunting is reporting that Walmart will be exclusively carrying the flavor, which BrandEating has confirmed and also noted that it’s already begun to pop up in Walmart stores.

What’s even more exciting about the existence of this flavor is that it opens the pathway for the other semi-finalists to potentially be sold in stores as well. Since Nashville Hot was snubbed from the finals, that gives me hope that I’ll still be able to try this trendy flavor as a potato chip in the future.

If not, these Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Popper Lay’s still sound pretty fire, and I’ll definitely be heading to Walmart to grab a bag or two.

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Hit-Or-Miss Products

Lay’s Fans Are Suggesting Ridiculous New Chip Flavor Ideas

Every once in a while, Lay’s asks the people what they would love to see in a new flavor, which has gotten us flavors such as Chicken and Waffles and Greek Gyro.

Well, Lay’s is at it again with its “Do Us A Flavor” campaign, and people have already been getting creative with their flavors, to a fault. Some of the submissions sound great, such as White Cheddar Popcorn, and Cajun Shrimp with Lemon, but who the hell thought Feminism would be a great flavor?

Give the internet the opportunity to create something new, and there is no doubt you’ll be treated to such madness as Alligator Butter, and Raw Meat flavored Lay’s.

Check out some of the more ridiculous submissions below:

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Beers and Cigar

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Whose man made this flavor?
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Peeps

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Nope.
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Death

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Ah, the sweet, sweet taste of death.
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Unicorn Barf

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Would this taste like sprinkles?
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Regret

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I already taste this every day.
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Loaded Bloody Mary

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I’d actually be interested how you’d make this taste, and how loaded are we talking about?
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Burrito

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I love burritos. I will eat burritos any time, anywhere, but there’s no way this would ever work.
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Maple Bacon Donut

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Dear lord, just call it the Diabetes flavor.
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Diet Pepsi

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Nothing should ever be Diet Pepsi flavored. Not even Diet Pepsi.
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Mexican

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What the hell do Mexicans taste like? Wait, don’t answer that.

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Bag of Dicks

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Can’t believe they actually let me submit this one.

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Wait, nevermind

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Oh, so “Mexican” flavor is cool, but y’all won’t sell a bag of dicks? Discrimination at its finest.

h/t brobible

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Packaged Food

Lay’s Crowns A Winner As BISCUITS AND GRAVY Will Become Its Newest Official Flavor

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A few months ago, Lay’s announced the finalists for its 2015 “Do Us A Flavor” challenge. The potato chip brand holds an annual competition where fans create their own flavor and the nation votes to see what they enjoy best.

Then, the winning flavor will be sold in stores as the official new Lay’s flavor.

This year’s four finalists were: Southern Biscuits and Gravy, Greektown Gyro, New York Reuben and West Coast Truffle Fries. We got to try them all and there were some pretty heavy hitters in this year’s batch.

Now, Lay’s announced that Southern Biscuits and Gravy has taken home the prize.

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Bailey Green, the lucky winner and creator of the flavor, will receive $1 million or 1% of her flavor’s net sales through July 15, 2016. Lay’s says she gets whichever is higher.

The other contestants will also receive a $50,000 consolation prize from Lay’s. Not bad at all.

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Packaged Food

Korean Barbecue-Flavored Potato Chips Are Sadly Not All-You-Can-Eat

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How much do you wanna bet Lay’s just keeps the better submissions to its Do Us a Flavor contest so they don’t have to pay royalties? Call us conspiracy theorists, but we really can’t imagine any other reason something so amazing as KOREAN BARBECUE wouldn’t be included in the running.

A potential mouthgasm of barbecue, sesame, garlic, pepper, and green onion flavors, new Lay’s STAX Korean BBQ is just one of the two savory Asian food-inspired chips to roll out this month, the other being Thai Sweet Chili. Inspired by the gut-busting, self-loathing-inducing experience that is tabletop grilling, these KBBQ crispies are also made with whey and MSG for extra meatiness.

According to chipreview.com, however, that’s where the similarities end. “We definitely got notes of sweet onion, some garlic, a little pepper,” their review reads, “but for some reason not very much soy or sesame; which seem like they would have been easy Korean flavor profiles to utilize…??”

Fair enough. We think we’d rather pay $18 more for all-you-can eat meat and unlimited side dishes, anyway.

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Packaged Food

Canada To Finally Get Bacon Poutine-Flavored Potato Chips

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We were so surprised not to see this flavor in the running for last year’s Lay’s Do Us A Flavor Canada edition, but we’re happy to report all has been set right in the world. That’s right, Canada is finally getting poutine-flavored potato chips.

From tomorrow through October, chip-munching Canadians will get to vote between four new crowdsourced flavors for this year’s Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest, and they’re pretty much as diverse as ours. Jalapeño Mac’N’Cheese, Tzatziki, Cinnamon Bun, and Bacon Poutine all make an appearance, with the mac and tzatziki flavors available in the special textures of wavy and kettle-cooked, respectively.

Perhaps we might be able to make some sort of arrangement with our Canadian readers, one bag of Bacon Poutine for one of Wasabi Ginger? Whaddya say, eh?

H/T + PicThx Brand Eating

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Packaged Food

Ugh, Cappuccino Lay’s Now Exist

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We’re sure it started as a joke at first, but now we have to live with the consequences. From late July through October, this year’s round of test flavors for Lay’s Do Us a Flavor contest will make their way to stores, assaulting Instagram feeds and tastebuds with such infuriatingly intriguing novelties as Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Mango Salsa, Wasabi Ginger, and, yes, Cappuccino. Ugh, you can’t just, like, not try them.

Like last year, the four finalists were chosen from crowd submissions over the past few months, and the winner will receive either $1 million, or one percent of the winning flavor’s sales, whichever is higher. Unlike last year, the new test flavors will also be available in different varieties of Lay’s chip: “Kettle Cooked” for the Wasabi Ginger and “Wavy” for the Mango Salsa.

Also, if last year’s competition was any indication, we can expect 1) it’ll be super-difficult to find all four flavors, 2) only two of the flavors will taste anything like they’re supposed to, and 3) the most boring one will win. Here’s looking at you, Mango Salsa.

H/T AP

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Cravings

Sushi and Corned Beef Hash Are Currently in the Running for Lay’s Next Flavor

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Last year Cheesy Garlic Bread was the winner of Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” US contest, while syrup-soaked Maple Moose won in Canada (naturally). Now, Lay’s is once again calling upon America to submit their own fan-made flavors for the chance to win $1 million dollars and see their creation hit shelves.

This year, Lays ups the ante by letting contestants suggest flavors for three different potato chip varieties including Original, Kettle Cooked and Wavy. Four finalists, as opposed to last year’s three, will be chosen to compete for first place, and fans can participate now through April 5, 2014. So far, the submissions have included everything from Sushi-flavored chips to (uh, yes please) Corned Beef Hash.

Peek some of the best and worst of the lot below.

 

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Yes. Skittles in My Potato Chips. Why Hasn’t This Been Done Before? Goodnight.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Of Course, ‘Maple Moose’ is the New Lay’s Chips Flavor

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The syrup-soaked votes are in: “Maple Moose” triumphed as the winner of Lay’s Canada Do Us a Flavor contest. While the decision sparked some lowkey outrage on Facebook and a demand for a recount, the quirky pick managed to beat out Perogy Platter, Grilled Cheese & Ketchup, and Creamy Garlic Caesar.

The decision follows the announcement of the Cheesy Garlic Bread winner back in May here in the US. Although, the  folks up north may have gotten the short end of the stick, as many claim Maple Moose to be an abomination with a cheap taste similar to “pork n beans.”

Regardless, Maple Moose is set to hit shelves in Canada beginning late November and Tyler LeFrense of Newfoundland, the winner, will receive $50,000 (CAN) in addition to 1 percent of future Maple Moose sales.

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