America says no to cappuccino potato chips
NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.
Frito-Lay says "Wasabi Ginger" won its contest that gives 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. says 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.