New Jersey Nurse Winner of Lays $1M Flavor Contest
New Jersey Nurse Meneko Spigner McBeth Really Has Flavor
Congratulations are in order for Meneko Spigner McBeth.
According to CBS: America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips.
Frito-Lay announced Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gave people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese. Parent company PepsiCo Inc. said about 1 million total votes were cast online for the “Do Us A Flavor” promotion, a sales driver it has launched in more than a dozen countries.
In the U.S., bags of the four finalist flavors hit shelves in late July and people were able to vote on Facebook and Twitter for their favorites through this past weekend. It was the second year for the U.S. contest, which is designed to send customers to stores in search of the flavors. Last year’s winner, Cheesy Garlic Bread, is still on shelves.
The winner, Meneko Spigner McBeth, was informed at a dinner for finalists Monday night in New York City, with an official announcement from the company Tuesday. McBeth, a registered nurse from Deptford, New Jersey, will get $1 million or a portion of a year in sales, whichever figure is larger.
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