Journal Entry: Mon Aug 17, 2015, 5:31 PM
Hey there, folks. I'm a little bored at the moment, so i thought i'd write a journal about the return of the Do Us A Flavour voting contest for the next special flavour for the Lay's Chips, in which the winning finalist, among the four finalists, would not only win cash, but also 1% of the sales stuff that his or her winning flavour would get.
For this year, in Canada, the following four finalists of the special flavours are:
- Cowboy BBQ Beans (from Western Canada)
- Butter Chicken (from Ontario)
- Montreal Smoked Meat (from Quebec)
- P.E.I (Prince Edward Island) Scalloped Potatoes (from the Prince Edward Island)
In the last few days, i've tasted each of these four flavours, as made by these four aforementioned places. And now, i can finally give my thoughts on each of them.
For the Scalloped Potatoes, well... it's quite a bit cheesy, but not too cheesy. It almost reminded me of last year's Jalapeno Mac N Cheese flavour, although this time, that one was... kinda okay. But not that much. Even though i've never eaten any scalloped potatoes in my life, maybe i should try the real thing in the future or something. I dunno.
For the Montreal Smoked Meat one... i find it extremely weird to have tasted a smoked meat-style of chip. Sure, i love smoked meat sandwiches and who doesn't like to eat that kind of sandwich!? I enjoyed eating those at Nickel's, as well as one time at Schwartz (they make the very best smoked meat sandwiches ever). But... as a chip flavour... i don't think that would fit well. Not to say that chips don't go well with smoked meat sandwiches, they do. But as a flavour itself... no. Just no.
For the Butter Chicken flavour... i've never tasted this indian dish at all in my life, though maybe that would be yet another dish i might try in the future. But i have to say that this one was a bit spicy, though not too spicy. I guess it's okay to try that one out, even though i've tasted better spicier stuff in my life.
And finally, for the Cowboy BBQ Beans, well... it's yet another BBQ flavour kind of chip, only now with the bean stuff in it. Also, this one is the only Wavy Lay's chip flavour among the four finalists, as the other three are normal chips and there's no Kettle Cooked type of Lay's special flavour for this year's voting contest, though the US one does have a Kettle Cooked special flavour. Anyway, the Cowboy BBQ Beans flavour are quite alright in my book.
Well, as for who i think will win the canadian take of the Do Us A Flavour contest, well... the Cowboy BBQ Beans flavour will win hands down, even though i like the cheesy flavours of chips. But in any case, my personal winning choice is the Cowboy BBQ Beans flavour. As for the US take of it, i've seen the flavours, but since they're US exclusive, i can't give my thoughts on those. Besides, i'm only giving my thoughts on the canadian flavours, but i'm sure you have your own opinion on those flavours, whatever they may be.
-Eric B. (Shnoogums)
Watching: Various Youtube videos
Playing: Various Wii U downloaded games
Eating: Cowboy BBQ Beans Lay's Chips
Drinking: Orange Crush Soft Drink