Lay’s is having a competition to pick its new flavor

Lay’s is having a competition to pick its new flavor

Priscilla Dauven

Samantha Briggs, Reporter

By Samantha Briggs



The Lay’s snack brand has recently released three new chip flavors, Cheesy Garlic Bread, Sriracha and Chicken & Waffles. These flavors are the three finalists of the Lay’s Do Us a Flavor contest. In the summer of last year, Lay’s had a contest to find a new chip flavor and the winner will receive $1 million.  Over three million Lay’s lovers submitted on Facebook, including me, but I guess my ham and cheese potato chip wasn’t to their liking.

Now that Lay’s is down to the three finalists, it is up to America to decide which chip becomes an official Lay’s flavor and which creator wins one million dollars. You have until March 4 to vote for your favorite flavor on Facebook.


Chicken and Waffles

When I first saw Lay’s Chicken and waffles, I thought it would taste absolutely disgusting. I have a deep hate for foods that are both sweet and salty. Eating pineapple pizza should be criminal. The chip was thin and a yellow color. As I took my first bite I could taste a mixture of brown sugar and rosemary chicken. Those are two things I would never want to combine.

I couldn’t eat another chip. I can honestly say I have never tasted anything like it and I hope I never will again.




The sriracha flavored chip made me nervous because I usually stay as far away from spicy foods as possible, and that includes the peppery red sauce. Luckily for me this chip didn’t taste a thing like sriracha sauce.

The chip was indeed spicy and tangy, but I didn’t taste any of the sriracha inspiration. Although these chips are entirely too spicy for me, it reminds me of something my family would eat while watching the Super Bowl. Over all, it is a pretty decent chip if you have a bottle of water handy.



 Cheesy Garlic Bread

The cheesy garlic bread chip is by far the most boring of the flavors. I’ve had garlic flavored chips and cheese flavored chip before so I wasn’t sure what would make this flavor so unique and deserving of the one million dollar grand prize.

As I opened the bag I got a whiff of the garlic smell but not the cheese. The chip is light and crisp and I initially tasted the garlic, as well as a buttery flavor.

It wasn’t until I ate the second chip that I began to taste a distinct cheese flavor.

This flavor was probably the most safe and tastiest of all of the flavors. It is very simple like most of Lay’s chips.

It reminds me of my favorite Lay’s chip flavor, sour cream and onion.

I could definitely see my friends and I enjoying them over a movie.