The Lay’s Do Us a Flavor fan-created flavor contest is back, and the four finalists have been officially announced. Last week, The Daily Meal tried to guess the mystery flavors, and we were wrong on all four counts! So much for “Professional Mystery Chip Taster” as a future career option. This week, former boy band member Nick Lachey personally congratulated each of the winners. Here are the flavors in all of their quirky, flavor-dusted glory:
Southern Biscuits and Gravy: This one comes from Hailey Green, a travel agent from Noblesville, Indiana. We guessed this one to be pimento cheese dip.
Wavy West Coast Truffle Fries: This flavor was submitted by Angie Fu, a product development and production manager at a cosmetics company in Irvine, California. We mistakenly thought this one was gyro, but really it mostly tasted like strong sour cream and onion. This was another favorite with our staff.
New York Reuben: Created by Jeff Solensky, a restaurant manager from DuBois, Pennsylvania, this really has a strong meat taste, and is a clear frontrunner in our books. We guessed it was turkey or pot roast.
Kettle Cooked Greektown Gyro: This one was dreamed up by James Wagner, an aircraft maintenance worker for the Air Force from Wichita Falls, Texas. We thought it tasted like seafood.
There you have it, folks. You can vote for your favorite flavored chip from July 27 to October 18, and the winner will get a cool million.