The first time
Lay's held its “Do Us a Flavor
” contest to find its next chip flavor, Cheesy Garlic Bread, Sriracha, and Chicken & Waffles flavors ended up on our grocers’ shelves. The company may have a tougher time picking this year’s winner, if only because there are so many joke entries.
Among the flippant submissions:
- "Cardamom Allspice Metamucil," like grandma used to make.
- "Baby Fingers," which probably taste like chicken.
- "Sean Cameron’s Tubesock" (the entry does not specify if it’s washed or dirty).
- "An Actual Gecko," which may be an inadvertent cross-branding with Geico.
And no hijacked internet contest would be complete without Jokey McJokerton’s '90s throwback to:
As The Denver Egotist, which compiled its own list of joke flavors including “Blood of my Enemies,” points out, it’s proof that brands “can’t control user-generated content.” Luckily, there are probably enough serious entries that the brand will be able to find a legitimate winner.
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Sorry, Sean Cameron (and your possibly delicious tube sock).