Monday, October 28, 2013

Contest: Lay's Canada Do Us A Flavour Winner!

Lay's Canada has listened, and the people have spoken! Maple Moose has been crowned the winner, earning itself a position on shelves for the next year. The savory/sweet concoctyion has gained it's creator, Tyler LeFrense $50,000 CAD plus 1% of sales... not to mention, bragging rights. I had money bet on this flavor from the get go, not only is salty/sweet a favorite combo of mine (see below, lol), but what 2 things are more iconic in Canada than Maple Syrup and adorable Moose? ... Nothing! I love the taste of Maple, and I was able to snag 2 of these bags, so I'll be trying it soon. Regardless, now, there is no rush, because starting late November, this will be the only 1 of the 4 contest flavors available. Speaking of which, that means Grilled Cheese & Ketchup, Creamy Garlic Caesar, and Peroggi Platter will all be disappearing into the Lay's Vault... so stock up now!
 Congrats to Tyler and to Canada for gaining a delicious treat that totally represents your tasty nation!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Lay's Canada Grilled Cheese & Ketchup

This was weird ... too weirddd. This is Lay's Canada's "Grilled Cheese & Ketchup", one of 4 Limited Edition offerings from their "Do Us A Flavour" contest. I was fortunate enough to find all 4 on ebay, when my sister couldn't find 3 of the 4 on her trip to Toronto. This one busted open in transit, so it was automatically the first one to get tasted.
Now, among the people I know, Lay's Canada's "Ketchup" flavor is always called out as a favorite, so I had some expectations for this bag. I'm not saying they are bad and I'm not saying they are good, but they are weird! They taste like "Ketchup" chips but then they have this dry creamy/cheesy taste after. Ok, I got it, it's like if you took 2 "Ketchup" chips, and one "Cheddar" chip and you made a 3 chip sandwich out of them... THAT is what these taste like. This is not a bag flavored like a Grilled Cheese sandwich; the picture of the Grilled Cheese sandwich with a smidge of Ketchup is deceptive, because the Ketchup to Cheese Ratio is the opposite.
I can see myself finishing this bag with pleasure, but I think ultimately, the "Ketchup" chip has already been perfected and this does not live up to it. I would much rather pick up the regular bag, then this. And for that reason, I would venture to guess that it won't win. However, if you love "Ketchup" chips, I do recommend you hunt this down, even if to only try it once.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Gotta Get At This: Lay's Romania De Sezon Flavors 2013

Last year Lay's Romania released a delicious sounding Autumnal collection that consisted of "Ciuperci și Smăntănă/ Mushrooms and Cream" and "Friptură de Porc/ Roast Pork". This year the "de Sezon" or "Seasonal" line has returned for Fall. "Mushrooms and Cream" is back and is accompanied by "Iaurt Cu Usturoi" aka "Yogurt with Garlic". Both flavors sound delicious and definitely representative of Fall in Romania. I said it last year, and I'll say it again, I think the idea of seasonal flavors is very clever. I was surprised not to see the collection continue into other seasons, and even more surprised to see it come back again during the Fall. I definitely think there are great flavors that could represent Winter, Summer, and Spring and think this should go on year-round. But, regardless, at least yummy Fall flavors are back.

Heads up Hunters, if you are looking for these, I doubt they will be out very long, so start searching now. Because, again, it's a Seasonal collection.

So, did anyone try these last year? How does the new offering sound to you? Do you want to see Lay's try this promotion in your country? Let us know in the comments below.