October 21, 2014
Finalist Meneko Spigner McBeth of West Deptford NJ, to take home $1 million grand prize; Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips to remain on store shelves
PLANO, Texas - Following nearly three months of competition, Lay’s potato chips – one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division – today announced Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored potato chips as the winner of this year’s Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest. Meneko Spigner McBeth, who submitted the idea for Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored chips, will take home a $1 million grand prize or one percent of her winning flavor’s net sales through July 1, 2015 (whichever is higher). Lay’s Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger flavored chips also will remain on store shelves following the completion of the contest. The three runner-up finalists: Chad Scott from Las Vegas, Nev., who submitted Cappuccino; Matt Allen from Troy, Ohio, who submitted Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese; and Julia Stanley-Metz from Sacramento, Calif., who submitted Mango Salsa will each receive $50,000 in prize money.