ISU Student Reaches Finals for Lay's Flavor Competition

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Saturday, Mar 2, 2013  |  Updated 2:28 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Bite Me: Gibsons' 42 Chop

A Lake Zurich man is getting a taste of fame as he became one of the top three finalists for Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

BHS: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Celebrity singer Rihanna is scheduled to visit Barrington High School to honor their student-made video, which won her "Shine Bright Like a Diamond" contest.
More Photos and Videos

A Lake Zurich man is getting a taste of fame as he became one of the top three finalists for Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest.

Tyler Raineri entered his go-to sauce, Siracha, as a new flavor for the chip company, putting him in the line to win a mouth-watering $1 million prize.
 
The Illinois State University junior said his flavor selection was inspired by his grandmother and his fraternity brothers.
 
“My grandma made homemade chips and we’ve always dipped stuff in siracha sauce,” Raineri said. “Anything- pasta, chips… and we have siracha in our kitchen [at the fraternity house] so that was another big part of it. We eat siracha sauce every day.”
 
Becoming a finalist brought more than just a chance to win $1 million.
 
Raineri was flown out to Texas to the Frito-Lay headquarters, to Los Angeles to film a commercial with celebrity actress Eva Longoria and to New York to launch the chip campaign.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out