Mar 032015

One of my favorite things about living in the State of Maine, is the food.  There are so many unique foods here, and us Mainers really know how to cook!  Some of my favorite foods that are rather unique to Maine are lobster, of course, fiddleheads, whoopie pies, and even Moxie soda.

Another food that is fairly unique to Maine, is the red hot dog.  I’ll never forget the time I was in the deli section at my local grocery store, and a group of girls, obviously not from around here, gathered around the hot dog section, completely in awe of the red hot dogs.  They had never seen them before and were very intrigued.  I grew up eating red hot dogs, so I found their reaction to be quite humorous.

Red Hot Dog

Red hot dogs are so popular here, that a local restaurant even created a special egg roll filled with a red hot dog and fixings.  How clever is that?!  We sure do love to experiment with our foods here, and the end result is usually very good. 

We usually serve our red hot dogs with a few different sides – baked beans. coleslaw, or the ever popular Lay’s potato chip. 

Red Hot Dog

When I heard the Lay’s brand was doing their “Do Us A Flavor” contest again, my mind immediately turned to red hot dogs.  The two already pair so well together, that I really think a red hot dog flavored potato chip would be amazing!  Of course, it would also  have to have the traditional Maine toppings of onions and mustard, too. 

Red Hot Dog

I’ve created my flavor, now it’s time for you to create yours!  There is a $1 million grand prize for the best potato chip flavor idea.  How awesome would that be?! 

Your chip flavor should be inspired by a city/state.  Later this year, four delicious finalist flavors – representing flavorful cities and towns across the U.S. – will be fully developed, brought to store shelves and voted on by America. 

Lay's Potato Chip

To see official rules and submit your flavor visit for a chance to win!  You can also enter via Twitter (follow @Lays for details), through the Lay’s Facebook Page or by using your cell phone to text FLAVOR to CHIPS (24477).

You will be asked to provide:

  • Your name
  • Flavor name
  • Up to three ingredients
  • The chip style
  • The city and state that inspired your submission
  • A brief description or inspiration story for your flavor.

Good luck!

If you enter the contest, let me know what great flavor you came up with in the comments section below!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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