And Now I Have To Pay $25 For A Bag Of Chips. Happy, Lay's?

Last week Lay's decided to award the U.S. potato chip prize to Cheesy Garlic Bread, the least interesting of the three "Do Us a Flavor" competitors. A little over a third of America voted for it, allegedly. That leaves a little under two-thirds of America to the mercy of price-gouging jerks on Amazon and eBay. » 5/16/13 10:00pm 5/16/13 10:00pm

Tasteless Americans Choose Lay's Cheesy Garlic Bread Chips

The votes have been tallied, and the results are in — U.S. potato chip consumers are boring and disappointing. The Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" promotional contest saw folks voting for one of three user-generated flavors — Chicken and Waffles, Sriracha or cheesy garlic bread. I tasted them all, and the winner was as clear… » 5/07/13 2:15am 5/07/13 2:15am

Lay's Chicken and Waffles, Sriracha and Cheesy Garlic Bread Potato…

Last summer Frito-Lay tapped into the power of social media to give fans of the company's signature potato chip brand a chance to choose the next exciting flavor to grace store shelves. Millions of flavor combinations were submitted. Some, like Spinach and Sour Cream, were relatively uninteresting. Others, like my own… » 2/18/13 4:00pm 2/18/13 4:00pm

Pepsi Marinated Chicken Wings? We've got Cheesy Lobster in China too.

Sitting in what's often called a trashy cafe in Beijing's Wudaokou district, a friend of mine asked me a question, "你知道为什么中国网游那么简单吗?" (Do you know why Chinese online games are so simple?) Confused and halfway through a soggy "homemade" microwave potato chip I asked, "Why?"


My buddy smiled at me and said, "Because… » 1/14/13 6:00am 1/14/13 6:00am