I admit it. I am seriously late to this foodie game. I tried though. I wanted to try all four finalists’ flavours from Lay’s Do Us a Flavour Contest:
- Creamy Garlic Caesar
- Grilled Cheese & Ketchup
- Maple Moose
- Perogy Platter
The Canadian who comes up with the most voted-for flavour will have their chips become Lay’s next new product. It is genius! People out of curiosity and the desire to participate (like me) will go pick up four bags of chips they normally would never buy and go vote on their site.
I asked for people’s help on Facebook where to go to find them because they sure were not at my Superstore. My dear friend Gabrielle suggested going to a smaller store and I finally found the Maple Moose chips! I ended up going to six different locations and they were all gone, damn it!
I promised my foodie friends I would do a live taste test and product review of these controversial chips in a video. Most people hated these chips although my sister Shannon liked them so of course, I was completely curious about what my reaction would be.
Overall, I really do not see why people hated these chips. To me, they basically tasted like BBQ chips. I got the sweetness and the smokiness but the maple? The moose? Nope. Yes, they tasted fake but come on, they are chips! As I said in the video, the only thing real about chips are the potatoes!
Are these a real winner? I would say they are pretty good. If they were around, I would eat them. Would I go out and buy them again? Probably not.
So that is my 2 cents on the subject. I really wish I could tell you more about all the other flavour contenders but the company has confirmed they are no longer sending them out. Such a bummer!
I think the contest is a smart marketing idea and love that it is so inclusive to Canadians. I would love to hear the backstories on the flavour choices and learn more. Oh well, at least I get to try the winning flavour when it comes out!