In a snack slump? Lay's just announced the finalists for this year's Do Us a Flavor competition. The four flavors are a few of many fan-submitted flavor ideas that Lay's produces and fans vote on. One lucky winner will receive $1 million and have their flavor end up in Lay's permanent fixture.
The flavors are: "Southern Biscuits and Gravy," "Kettle Cooked Greektown Gyro," "New York Reuben" and "Wavy West Coast Truffle Fries."
We're not sure whether to love them or hate them. Biscuits and Gravy and Truffle Fries sound friggin delicious—but on a potato chip? Oh, Lay's, these better be doing us a flavor. (Though they do sound a lot better than last year's picks: Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger, Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Wavy Mango Salsa and Cappuccino.)
Here's a bit about each flavor and its creator:
Southern Biscuits and Gravy is submitted by Hailey Green of Noblesville, Indiana. Green is a travel agent who loves sampling each city's "homemade style" because it reminds her of the Southern food she had as a kid in her grandma's kitchen—especially the buscuits and gravy family recipe.
Kettle Cooked Greektown Gyro is submitted by James Wagner of Wichita Falls, Texas. Wagner has been in the Air Force for more than 18 years, when he pretty much fell in love with Greek cuisine. This flavor is inspired by a gyro specialty restaurant hear his current base in Texas.
New York Reuben is submitted by Jeff Solensky of DuBois, Pennsylvania. The local restaurant manager remembers traveling from Long Island to Manhattan as a kid with his mom to watch Broadway shows. And they would stop by popular New York delis for some pretty memorable Reubens.
Wavy West Coast Truffle Fries is submitted by Angie Fu of Irvine, California. The native Californian is constantly trying new dishes in her kitchen and exploring new foods in the area. The one thing she can't say no to though is the truffle fries. (We're with you on this, girl!)
What do you and the kids think of the new flavors? Do any of these sound like they'll become a family favorite?