Canadians Are Invited To TRY & VOTE for Canada's Next Great Potato Chip
TORONTO, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Following Canada's overwhelming response
to the Lay's "Do Us a Flavour" contest, Canadian comedic legend and
campaign spokesperson Martin Short announces the four finalist potato
chip flavour candidates. It is now up to Canadians to try each of the
four flavours and vote for their favourite at lays.ca/flavour. Voting opens July 30th, 2013.
"After hundreds of hours of deliberation to evaluate the more than
600,000 flavour ideas received by Lay's Canada, the final four
candidates have been chosen! It is my honour to announce that Creamy Garlic Caesar, Grilled Cheese & Ketchup, Maple Moose and Perogy Platter are now in the running to become the next great flavour for Lay's in
Canada," says Martin Short.
In February, Lay's challenged Canadian potato chip lovers to propose new
and innovative Lay's potato chip flavours. The broad volume of ideas
submitted truly reflected Canada's vast mix of traditions, cultures,
flavour diversity and passion for potato chips. The four flavour
candidates are available now for a limited time. They are expected to
fly off the shelves as Canadians strive to become informed voters in
this important decision that will shape the next great flavour of Lay's
potato chips in Canada.
"The decision of what will be the next great potato chip flavour is in
the hands of Canadians. I am really excited to see what they will
pick," says Mr. Short. "I'm asking all Canadians to fulfill their chip
flavour electoral duty and vote daily at www.lays.ca/flavour or text "VOTE" to 101010 by October 16. Be an informed voter. Visit
your local store, try all 4 flavours and then vote daily for your
favourite to win. But hurry, these flavours are only available while
Meet the candidates
The challenge ahead is to win over the hearts, taste buds and votes of
chip aficionados nationally. It's a race for the chance to be the next
new addition to the Lay's flavour line-up which includes favourites
like Ketchup, BBQ, Dill Pickle, Sour Cream & Onion and Salt & Vinegar. Here's a bit more information about each of the finalist flavours and
Creamy Garlic Caesar: British Columbia's Jill Munro was thinking of Caesar - the king of
salads, topped with tasty parmesan and croutons while dreaming up her
flavour. For Canadians who like their salad with a crunch, Creamy Garlic Caesar is your candidate
Grilled Cheese & Ketchup: Who doesn't cherish the memory of coming home from school for lunch and
enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich with ketchup for dipping, made by
mom? Ontario's own Angela Batley used this as her inspiration for what
she hopes will be the next great Lay's flavour. For everyone who
believes in creamy cheddar grilled cheese and tangy ketchup - vote Grilled Cheese & Ketchup today.
Maple Moose: Newfoundlander Tyler LeFrense only needed to look around his hometown of
Isle Aux Morts to draw his iconic inspiration. For Canadians who agree
that maple syrup makes everything taste better, Maple Moose is the flavour to rally behind.
Perogy Platter: Alberta's Lucas Crawford can't get enough of the perogy platter served
at his favourite hometown diner. This was the spark for a brilliant
chip flavour idea - one that would allow Lucas to enjoy this delight,
with sweet onions and smoky bacon anytime, anywhere in chip format. For
those who believe in hometown deliciousness, get behind the Perogy Platter candidate!
Canadian Lay's potato chip fans need to act fast to try all four of the
limited time flavours while they can still be found in stores. Once
Canada has decided, the grand prize winner will have the special honour
of taking home the grand prize of $50,000 plus 1 percent of their
flavour's future sales (after the voting period ends on October 16,
2013) in addition to being Canada's choice for the next great Lay's
flavour. The grand prize winner is set to be announced in November,
2013 and the winning flavour will be officially launched as a new Lay's
flavour into the market at this time.
For full voting details, visit www.lays.ca/rules.
Lay's potato chips are Canada's favourite potato chip brand, leading the
market share in all Canadian regions. Lay's is one of PepsiCo Canada's flagship brands. For more information,
please visit www.lays.ca.
About PepsiCo Canada
PepsiCo's businesses in Canada are organized into two business units.
PepsiCo Foods Canada includes Frito Lay Canada and the Quaker Foods and
Snacks business. PepsiCo Beverages Canada includes Pepsi-Cola Canada,
Gatorade and Tropicana. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.ca.
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more
than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that
generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main
businesses - Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola -
make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved
throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique
commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for
people and our planet, which we believe also, means a more successful
future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose:
PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for
local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the
environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging
volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to
respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate.
For more information, please visit www.pepsico.ca.
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