Cravings Fast Food

Here’s Absolutely Everything You Can’t Eat If You Boycott Pepsi

People got a little pissed at Pepsi’s Diet Woke commercial, where Kendall Jenner brought about world peace with nothing more than a sexy walk and a can of Pepsi.

While boycotting Kendall Jenner is easy, things get a little more complicated should you decide to boycott Pepsi.

PepsiCo’s reach is pretty deep and they own products that you probably wouldn’t even think were associated with the brand.

Let’s start with the big names such as Pepsi-Cola, Lay’s, Tropicana, Quaker, and Gatorade. All of these brands are global and household names that are all owned by PepsiCo.

Let’s dig into Yum Brands, which isn’t owned by Pepsi, but has a lifetime contract to carry Pepsi products. That’s why every time you walk into KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut or Long John Silver’s, they are exclusive Pepsi drink slangers.

Then they have the “Good for You” division, with brands that they deem healthier alternatives. These brands consist of several favorites such as Kevita, Naked Juice, Sabra Hummus, Aquafina, and Sunbites.

Then we get a little deeper with the “Better for You” PepsiCo division, with healthy-ish brands such as SoBe, Stacy’s Peta Chips, Alvalle Juice, Grain Waves Chips, and Propel Water.

The “Fun for You” division has a lot of notable names such as Cheetos, Doritos, Mtn Dew, Fritos, Tostitos, and the most unlikely item of all, the Starbucks Ready-to-Go beverages.

That’s a lot of brands to memorize. Even if you tried your hardest, you’d probably accidentally eat or drink something Pepsi related. It’s not impossible though, and if that commercial really pissed you off, give it a shot, player.

Hacks Packaged Food

This Is How Potato Chips Can Help Clear Your Throat


OK, you can judge me for being a dork, but I was in school choirs for most of my life, singing my heart out like a Gleek.

Throughout my singing career, I looked for different ways to keep my throat healthy and clear before performances, and probably one of the most peculiar methods, was eating a bag of Ruffles, or classic Lay’s potato chips.

About 10 years ago, my older sister told me that she saw an interview with actor Antonio Banderas (I know, throwback) and he said when he was on Broadway, singing for the Tony-award winning musical “Nine,” he’d eat whole bags of Ruffles to clear his throat.

I initially thought it was a load of crap, but I started doing it myself, and swore it worked.

I did a quick Google search this afternoon, to see if this was actually a “thing,” and not some placebo method that I foolishly fell for thanks to Banderas’ hypnotizing good looks. Lo and behold, there’s a book called, “The Art of Voice Acting” where author James Alburger mentions this potato chip method, as the grease on the chips actually help clear out phlegm.

Sure this is great for people whose professions involve a lot of voice work, but if you’re feeling a little under the weather and want to get rid of that phlegm, now you know some potato chips might just do the job.

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:


Beers and Cigar

Whose man made this flavor?




Ah, the sweet, sweet taste of death.

Unicorn Barf

Would this taste like sprinkles?


I already taste this every day.

Loaded Bloody Mary

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


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

Maple Bacon Donut

Dear lord, just call it the Diabetes flavor.

Diet Pepsi


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


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


Bag of Dicks

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


Wait, nevermind

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

h/t brobible

Packaged Food

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


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.


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.

Packaged Food

Greek Gyro POTATO CHIPS Are Part Of Lay’s Four New Test Flavors


Lay’s is on a mission to try and create every potato chip flavor imaginable and its latest four prospects have just been released.

For its annual Lay’s Do Us A Flavor contest, they’re putting New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro, Southern Biscuits & Gravy and West Coast Truffle Fries up against each other to see which will reign supreme.

They sent over some samples for us to try. The new flavors were definitely interesting. Some more than others.

Like they’ve done the last four years, it’s up to fans to vote for their favorite to see that makes the cut. The winner will receive $1 million from Lay’s as well as have their chips sold in stores across the nation.

Here’s some up-close shots of the new flavors. Check them out in stores and see which ones you like best.

Southern Biscuits and Gravy


Greektown Gyro


New York Reuben


West Coast Truffle Fries



Chris Made the Most Logical Fan Submission for Lay’s’ Flavor Contest


h/t xblackdemonx

Packaged Food

Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor Winner’ Is Not Cappuccino


Many potato chip fans may remember a few months ago that four Frito-Lay’s test flavors hit the shelves. America snacked on them and snacked on them hard in order keep their favorite on the shelves. The finalists in the “Do Us a Flavor” competition were: Mango Salsa, Wasabi Ginger, Cappuccino and Bacon Mac & Cheese.


It looks like Wasabi Ginger came out on top as it was officially named the winner of the contest. Those of you who remember our taste test and prediction back in July now know that, yes, we called it. While we did enjoy Cappuccino more than the other two runners-up, we’re guessing everyone else didn’t.

USA Today reports that Meneko Spigner McBeth, the creator of Wasabi Ginger, was declared the winner on Monday at a dinner for the finalists. McBeth will receive either a year’s worth of Lay’s Wasabi Ginger sales or $1 million, whichever figure ends up higher. Not bad.

H/T USA Today

Packaged Food

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


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, 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.