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Potato chips could add up to $1 million for Sacramento mom

Julia Stanley-Metz of Sacramento shows off a bag of her Lay’s Wavy Mango Salsa chips, a new flavor she created. She’ll find out Tuesday if her suggestion won $1 million and a permanent spot in Lay’s chip family.
Julia Stanley-Metz of Sacramento shows off a bag of her Lay’s Wavy Mango Salsa chips, a new flavor she created. She’ll find out Tuesday if her suggestion won $1 million and a permanent spot in Lay’s chip family. Lay’s

This is crunch time — literally — for Sacramento’s Julia Stanley-Metz. If enough potato chip fans choose her flavor, the local mom could win $1 million.

Her potato chip flavor — Wavy Mango Salsa — is among the finalists in Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest. Chip lovers have until Saturday to vote via social media and online for their favorite new flavor, all created by consumers.

For her chip suggestion, Stanley-Metz was inspired by fruit-based salsas created by her husband, Rick. Since late July when the chips hit store shelves, the couple have campaigned to make Wavy Mango Salsa a permanent part of Lay’s lineup of chip varieties.

To get out the “Save Mango” vote, Stanley-Metz tempted consumers with her favorite “Taco Night” recipes to complement her chips and posted updates to her very chippy Facebook page.

Consumers have until Saturday to vote to “#SaveMango” in the online contest at www.DoUsAFlavor.com. Chip lovers can vote up to four times a day – once on each social media platform – via the website, Twitter, Instagram or texting “Mango” to 24477 (CHIPS).

In addition to Wavy Mango Salsa, the other finalists are classically cheesy Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese (submitted by an Ohio fireman), spicy hot Wasabi & Ginger (suggested by a New Jersey nurse) and the brown sugar-laced Cappuccino (from a Las Vegas teacher). Chosen from a pool of more than 14 million entries, each of the four finalists has already won $50,000.

The $1 million grand prize winner will be announced Tuesday, according to Lay’s marketing department.

Call The Bee’s Debbie Arrington, (916) 321-1075. Follow her on Twitter @debarrington.

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