Adios, Cappuccino: Wasabi Ginger is the New Lay’s Potato Chip Flavor

10/21/2014 at 03:23 PM ET

Courtesy Lay’s

Americans can rest easy, there will no longer be coffee-flavored potato chips haunting our snack aisles.

Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger beat out Mango Salsa, Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese and Cappuccino chips in Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest, reports USA Today.

Since late July, chip eaters everywhere have been voting on Facebook and Twitter for their favorites. The polls closed this weekend, and the sushi-condiment interpretation reigned supreme.

Frito-Lay debuted the contest last year, with Cheesy Garlic Bread as the victor against Chicken-and-Waffle and Sriracha flavors.

The woman who pitched the winning chip flavor, Meneko Spigner McBeth, will get $1 million or a year in sales, whichever figure is larger.

The coffee-flavored competitor, submitted by Chad Scott, was not well received by the public, according to social media, at least. On Lay’s Facebook page the variety was described as “NASTY” and “gross” in comments.

We can’t wait to see what weird, gross and potentially delicious flavors citizens submit next year — Pumpkin Spice Latte, perhaps?

—Morgan Gibson

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MrsJAZ on

Let’s face it….all those flavors were horrid. Lay’s, you can put anyone of them on the shelves …… I still won’t try them. I like regular Lay’s just fine. Don’t mess with perfection !!.

Charlie on

In Canada we had cinnamon bun this year— i don’t see how something sweet can a salty flavour.

Jessica on

i don’t belive it for a sec bc I couldn’t find the Mac and cheese with bacon. anywhere as soon as they where stocked they were gone and the lays stock people said it was most likly to win my husband tried the one that won and hated it

MacBacon on

Count me among the people who couldn’t find Cheddar Bacon Mac and Cheese within two weeks of it’s arrival in stores. No matter what store I went to in my area it was out and was never restocked. Yet, the winner was constantly on the shelves the entire time. The same thing happened last year with Chicken and Waffles which leads me to believe that Lays rigs the contest and already has the winner picked before any customers get to taste the finalists.

B on

I only found the cappuccino and mango flavors in small bags. They were both okay but it would have been nice to try all four. Maybe Lays should offer 4 little sample bags to be sent out in the mail, then everyone could try and vote. And then maybe GASP we’d go out and buy more.

As for the two I tried, I liked the mango but the cappuccino wasn’t god awful, it was like a salty sweet biscotti with a hint of coffee in chip form. Although neither is something I’d buy in big bag form to eat, just small to munch on once a year lol. But I disliked last year’s winner as well. As a Wisconsinite, I was embarrassed that that represented our state. Give me the chicken and waffles ::homer drool::

amanda on

Ok but in QC we had taziki (good) and cinnamin bun ( which just wasnt good) Cappuccino just sounds gross

Suzan Wegman on

Why can’t I find the macaroni & cheese & bacon chips? I live in the Fort Wayne, In. area of Indiana. I have looked everywhere. I love them. Please bring them back. Someone told me they were just trial chips. My email does not work. My address is: Suzan Wegman , 4734 N. Sheldon Rd. , Churubusco, In. 46723

SarahJane77 on

Only found ONE bag of bacon mac chips. Cappuccino (gag) mango (perfumey gag) and wasabi were everywhere. It was rigged.

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