Unfortunately, Lay’s new “Do us a Flavor” competition is NOT a video contest. But the grand prize is a million bucks so I figured that most VCN readers wouldn’t mind if I posted the details of a non-video contest for a change. For this competition, all you have to do is pick three ingredients and combine them (virtually) to make up a new potato chip flavor. I just entered and my flavor is “Chicago Style Hot Dogs” which would be comprised of Green Relish, Sport Peppers and Onions. Tell me that wouldn’t be delicious! Not to go off on a tangent here but if you’ve never had a real Chicago style dog before you should do yourself a favor and shove one down your hot dog hole as soon as possible. When you’re in the Chicago area the best two places to get your Chicago dogs are Hot Doug’s and a small chain named Portillos. I am a freaking hot dog connoisseur and Portillos probably makes the best hot dogs on the Earth. And if you disagree with me we can fuggin’ fight about it anytime you want.
Um anyway, yeah this a huge contest and you can enter a bunch of times so Lays will probably receive every food combination ever dreamed of between now and the October 6th deadline. Lays will pick three finalists and they will actually produce and sell all three selected flavors. Consumers will vote and the creator of the most popular flavor will get a million dollars. They two other finalists will get $50,000 each which ain’t too shabby.
To enter, all you have to do is head to Lay’s Facebook page and use their contest application to name your flavor and list the ingredients you would use. Sounds simple, right? Well I guess that system is too complicated because Lays has been receiving an avalanche of wall comments like these:
Yes…It looks like literally thousands of people have been leaving their flavor ideas as comments because for some reason they think that’s how you enter. Lays keeps trying to tell people how to OFFICIALLY enter but the goofballs on facebook just won’t listen. If you want to enter this monster the right way, head to and read the rules before you submit. But try not to get your hopes up for this one. It looks like half of Facebook has already submitted flavor ideas so this might wind up being the biggest contest in the history of the Internet.
UPDATE: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PEOPLE….YOU CAN NOT ENTER THE LAY’S CONTEST HERE!!!! For weeks, two or three people a day have been leaving their flavor ideas in the comment section of this post. PLEASE STOP IT! The whole point of this article was to show that people didn’t understand how to enter the Lay’s contest. Go to Lay’s facebook page and fill out an entry form. THIS WEBSITE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LAY’S CONTEST!