For the past few years, Lay’s has put on their “Do Us a Flavor” contest to put out new, exciting flavors created by the very people who eat their chips. Who wouldn’t want to win one million dollars and have their creation tasted by the entire nation? All you have to do is create your own unique chip idea, share it, and beat out the 3.8 million other submissions. No big deal.
Thus far I’ve found that a lot of the flavor competitors, like “Pizza Roll,” “Philly Cheese Steak,” and “Applewood Bacon & Cheddar” actually sound pretty delectable, but as for most of the others, I can’t say the same. Here is a list of the 9 worst submissions you couldn’t pay us to eat.
Seafood-flavored chips don’t sound too appetizing, despite trying to fool us with the gourmet-looking photo on the bag. Let alone canned-tuna-flavored chips.
Wine & Cheese
Wine? Really? The bitter taste of a red wine paired with the salty potato flavor of potato chips would not make for an appealing combination.
Ahhh kale, the most superior of the super foods. It’s great in salad or in a smoothie, but on potato chips? I don’t think so.
The most reliable drink on a hot summer day, but in crunchy form? Yikes.
Berries meet potatoes
If you know what this means please let me know.
Another seafood ingredient, and another bust. The lemon doesn’t sound great either.
Yogurt has a sour, tangy taste that tastes good when mixed with honey or cinnamon. Not with chips.
Watermelon Sea Salt
Watermelon and sea salt makes for a savory duo, but again, do you really want that on your chip?
Maybe, just maybe, around Thanksgiving time. Otherwise, I’ll pass.