Make Mine Sweet & Salty- Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” Contest #MC

do us a flavor contestI participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lay’s. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

At our house we love a good potato chip with our lunches, and certain dinners- like Juicy BBQ Hamburgers– definitely require (yes, I said require) potato chips.  We LOVE Lay’s Potato chips best, and we’re so excited to be sharing the Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest!

The Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest invites fans nationwide to submit their ideas for the next great Lay’s potato chip flavor for the chance to win a $1 million grand prize (See Rules here). A judging panel made up of chefs, foodies and flavor experts will narrow down the contest submissions to four finalist flavors. The four finalist flavors will then be fully developed by Frito-Lay’s culinary experts and unveiled in summer 2014 and sold nationwide. From there, it will be up to fans to vote for the finalist flavor they want to see stay on store shelves, and the finalist behind the winning flavor will take home the grand prize.

I KNOW you’ve got to have some great flavor ideas! My kids and I saw this contest a few weeks ago when we purchased a few bags of Lay’s.  That afternoon- while we ate our chips with lunch- we came up with multiple ideas for new chip flavors. 

Orange Chicken Chipcaramel strawberry chipcajun shrimp pasta chipMy daughter suggested orange chicken, my middle son would love to see a caramel strawberry chip, and my oldest son (a seafood lovin’ kid) suggested cajun shrimp pasta.  My youngest didn’t quite understand, but he loves PB&J so I’d be willing to bet he’d eat a PB&J potato chip in a heartbeat. I headed over to Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” page and shared their suggestions, and they created the bag images for us. They look pretty fancy (and appetizing), don’t they?!

As you can imagine, the kids had many more ideas and quite a few of them actually sounded really tasty to  me. 

Of course, if you’re a regular reader you know sweets are my favorite, so when I think of a chip flavor I’d love it would be something sweet and salty.  I know Lay’s makes potato chips dipped in Milk Chocolate (I couldn’t find them near me and I’m afraid they’re not available anymore)! This brought to mind a family favorite that I grew up on- No Bake Cookies- and it was settled in my mind; No Bake Cookies is what I want to see made into a chip. The combo of sweet and salty with the flavor of chocolate, peanut butter and oats can’t be beat!  These are so quick and easy to make that any time I get a knack for sweet and salty this is what I make.

No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
7 min
  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1/2 cup cocoa
  4. 1 cube butter
  5. 3/4 cup peanut butter
  6. 3 cups oatmeal
  1. In saucepan, heat sugar, milk, cocoa and butter.
  2. Bring to boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly. (The time on this is VERY important. Boil for too long and the cookies will be very dry and crumbly. Boil to short and they’ll be mushy and may never harden up)
  3. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and oatmeal. Stir until mixed, then drop by spoonfuls on wax paper and let cool.
  4. Enjoy!!
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What are YOUR favorite recipes you’d love to see as a new Lay’s potato chip flavor?  Head over to Lay’s and submit your idea.  Simply share the flavor name, up to three ingredients, and the chip style (Lay’s Original, Wavy, and/or Kettle Cooked), and a brief description for the flavor.  With a grand prize as fabulous as this, how can you pass up entering?! Contest ends on April 5th, 2014!


  1. I’m not sure what flavor I would pick. I am a salt & vinegar chip kind of girl and don’t usually get too adventurous.

  2. I love all of the creative flavor ideas you guys came up with. I am a huge sweet & salty person when it comes to snacks. I love the Orange Chicken flavor your daughter came up with. It actually sounds like it would taste pretty good in chip form!

  3. I’d be interested in trying Cajun Shrimp Pasta chips! Or, maybe a pepperoni pizza one?

  4. I think it should be a law that chips should salty and never sweet. 🙂 I love salty chips! Just plain ol salty wavy lays for me!

  5. it seems like i always see the contest but i never see the winning recipe. Would be interesting to see what flavor they pick

  6. I love sweet and salty combos. I just went and added my thoughts to the website. I’d love to see a Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip!

  7. Yum, thanks for the delicious recipe! I love seeing these flavor ideas for Lay’s.

  8. I would create some sort of bacon flavored potato chip – ior maybe one that was sort of a hotdog and cheese! I love the no-bake cookie recipe – I’ll have to try that out.

  9. I’d probably like Ranch flavored chips. My favorite flavor of chips is salt & vinegar.

  10. I thought those bags were real flavors and was about to head out and get some orange chicken chips. darn it. I think i will have to suggest that flavor too .. mor power in numbers right?

  11. Now I want potato chips AND cookies. I tend to like regular chips, but I could make an exception for ranch, I think.

  12. I can’t imagine liking strawberry chips haha, but I guess that’s a total kids thing, isn’t it! 🙂 I love plain ol’ salted Lays, so yummy!

  13. I don’t know. i’m a basic chip girl. now add some chocolate…. and then we’re talkin!

  14. I used to get the chocolate covered chips too!! I haven’t seen them in awhile, so maybe they dont make it anymore. Great recipe!

  15. I love no bake cookies! Especially ones that have peanut butter in them!

  16. The no bake cookies flavor actually sound pretty good. I love the idea of the sweet and salty! I actually voted and submitted three flavors! Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla, PB&J and Chili Dogs. I think another awesome one would be BLT’s. YUM!

  17. Those no bake cookies are my favorite!! That would make a fun chip flavor!

  18. You guys are so creative! I need to go over there and think of something too.

  19. I would love to create a flavor for Lays, although I’m not too creative and wouldn’t know where to start. I do know my favorite flavor is Salt & Vinegar and they never sell it here where I shop. I like your idea though.

  20. We love Baked lays. I am with you on the sweet and salty!!!!

  21. Every since they started advertising this– my family has been trying to come up with some new flavors and let’s just say– I don’t think we got it 😉

  22. It’s so fun to think about creating a new flavor! I haven’t came up with one but it’s fun to think about.

  23. I love sweet and salty. I definitely want to try those cajun shrimp chips. YUM~

  24. I like the whole idea of this contest. There are so many innovative flavors out there, and really the sky’s the limit for creating others!

  25. Not going to lie, but I think that the cajun pasta one might be pretty good! Love the creative ideas.

  26. I am thinking a Garlic Shrimp chip would be yummy and satisfy my garlic shrimp cravings at a lower cost 😉

  27. I think the Pepperoni Pizza sounds amazing.. I have published a couple Lays flavors. What a fun contest!

  28. Ashley M says:

    I love the salt and vinegar chips, especially the kettle cooked.

  29. I’m not super adventurous when it comes to food, so I’m not sure what flavor I’d be drawn to. I’m sure my husband would have a blast trying all the new flavors, though!

  30. I would totally go for no bake cookie chips!! Such creative ideas.

  31. Eliz Frank says:

    I love vegan and raw goods and I’m on the lookout for great recipes. I love the idea of a no bake cookie. 😉

  32. some of these flavors crack me up! I’m trying to stay away from chips but it’s so hard!

  33. NO BAKE’S are some of my favorite cookies. Now I need a serious snack!

  34. joanna garcia says:

    omg idid not know they made chips dipped in chocolate, never seen them in my area but love the recipe for the no bake cookies! healthy too with the oats and easy! have to make this and would love to see this in a flavor and the orange chicken!

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