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Foodie Swellness: “Get away” with Lay’s World Flavourites (and enter my giveaway!)

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(*This giveaway is now closed. Scroll down for the winner’s name.)

It’s the wonderful time of year again: When the Lay’s Do Us a Flavour chip flavours are in store (but available for a limited time only!). This year’s three flavours available in Canada are Lay’s Bacon Poutine (for Canada, obvs), Thai Sweet Chili, and Cheese & Onion (from the UK).

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If you’re like me, aka a potato chip fiend, you check out what unique chip flavours are available when you travel (in Greece last month, we scored oregano chips for our sailing trip). Now, while a trip to Quebec, Thailand or the UK would be absolutely lovely, what I like about the Lay’s Do Us a Flavour campaign is that you get to take a flavour vacation right at home wherever you are in Canada. Share that flavour vacay with friends and family on social media with #WorldFlavourites like they have here in this video. You may have not gone anywhere all summer or year yet…but you can play like you have:

While I have been traveling a ton this summer, I got to host some friends for a World Flavourite dinner last week while at home in Toronto (I ended up holding it at my lovely friend’s place since the picnic I had planned got rained out). I went with the theme of home sweet home, that is, a Canadiana theme and got loads of dishes the included maple syrup (such as a to die for cornbread), a few of my fave Canadian cheeses, a few dishes including thick slabs of bacon (including as a topping to a deliciously garlicky caesar salad), one hefty full slab of ribs, sticky, tender Miami ribs, and some sweet Ontario peaches for dessert. And if you’re wondering where the poutine is, well, I didn’t have to get any poutine, because I was covered on that French-Canadian classic with the Lay’s World Flavourite Bacon Poutine chips in all of their smoky goodness. What a fun summer evening with friends with a feast of comfort foods (with a side of the meat sweats by the end of the night!).

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If you haven’t had a chance to try the three flavours  yet, they are available now in stores for a limited time where Lays products are sold, and come September, the Lay’s World Flavourites will also be available in 40g bags at Subway restaurants across Canada, making it even easier to enjoy a virtual getaway.

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But I’ve got some good news: I can help one of you with your own Flavour Vacation! I’m giving away one Lay’s World Flavourites prize pack, which includes the three winning flavours plus a $100 VISA giftcard (which I hope you’ll use toward an actual getaway, or with your own World Flavourite-inspired dinner of your own!).  Or how about spending it entirely on Lay’s chips? Hello!

To enter this giveaway, which is open to Canadian residents, you can enter once in each of the four entry methods:

  1. Email: Write me at healthandswellness@gmail.com with your name and mailing address (it just makes it quicker for us to send you the prize  if you provide me with your address off the bat). Please put “Lay’s World Flavourites” in the email’s subject line.
  2. Twitter: Follow me @healthswellness and @LaysCanada on Twitter, and then tweet:

Who wants to take a #flavourvacay with Lays Canada?! Here’s how you can enter this @healthswellness #giveaway! http://bit.ly/2bwWrjB

  1. Instagram: Follow @healthandswellness  and @LaysCanada on Instagram; like my Instagram post for this giveaway (posted on August 29th), and tag a friend (or friends) who you’d like to take a flavour vacay with!
  2. Facebook: Like the Health and Swellness page on Facebook (at the top of the page), and then leave a comment on the photo of this Lays Canada giveaway — tell me where you ultimate flavour vacay destination would be!

This giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. EST, Tuesday, September 6. 2016. Please note that this giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. The one winner will be chosen at random. If I cannot reach the winner within five days, another winner will be selected. The winner’s names will be announced on the blog here on this post once confirmed.

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Can’t wait to see if you win this giveaway to try the three World Flavourites from Lays? Pick them up now in stores — I’d love to hear which of the three is your fave! Mine is the UK Cheese & Onion.

This promotion is solely sponsored by Health & Swellness and has not been endorsed or approved by PepsiCo, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates. By entering, you agree to look solely to HealthandSwellness.com for any claims in connection therewith, and not to PepsiCo, Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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Congrats to Gayle B. of Ontario, she’s the lucky winner of this Lays World Flavourites giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered! 

6 Comments August 29, 2016

Foodie Swellness: Same-day dinner resos with the DINR app


OMAW-gawd (sorry, couldn’t resist) — when I saw the other day that I could snag a dinner reso at OMAW (where I’d been dying to go try!) on the DINR app, I didn’t hesitate.


Aaand, I got there and found we were seated in the cozy corner booth, total score.

The aged Wagyu appetizer blew me and my bestie away, we both agreed it was our favourite of the night, but all of the dishes (and we ate practically the entire menu) was superb. Check out this gorgeous architectural  key lime pie. We were plenty full…but ate every single delicious bite.


And even though it was a snowy night, the place was packed and had a comfortable, friendly vibe. I’m definitely planning on going back soon. OMAW is billed as “southern” but neither me or my bestie found it seemed particularly Southern…but maybe we need to head to the South to do some “research” to better understand the flavours…

For more on the DINR app and how it works and how it can help you get a table at the city’s top restos, check my post about DINR on Vitamin Daily.

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Foodie Swellness: Enter the #SoThankfulScaddabush Richmond Hill contest!


Scroll through my Instagram and you may notice I’m a fan of carbs and in particular, Italian food. And if you’re just as thankful for Italian food as I am, then you’ll be very keen on entering this contest Scaddabush Richmond Hill is holding – you could win dinner for eight people! How fun (and delicious!). Having been to their downtown location, I can say I enjoyed everything I had there.

Not familiar with Scaddabush? It’s got a comfortable and friendly vibe; they make fresh pasta and mozzarella dailiy; and hello, there are two signature meatballs every day. You definitely need to bring your appetite when you head here.

OK, now to the fun contest details:  the great news is that it’s super simple to enter this #SoThankfulScaddabush Richmond Hill contest, which ends 5 p.m. EST of Monday, November 2, 2015:

From now until 5 p.m. of November 2, 2015, take a picture of something you are thankful for (so not only are you entering contest, you get a chance to reflect on the good things in your life!).

Post this picture on your Twitter or Instagram, or you can you post it as a comment on www.facebook.com/ScaddabushItalianKitchen&Bar and make sure to include the hashtag #SoThankfulScaddabush.

You can enter once a day but you must post a different photo each entry (a nice way to reflect each day on what you’re grateful for in your life, dontch think?).  Three winners will be chosen at random.

Make sure you’re eligible to win, though. You have to be a Scaddabush Social Club member (sign up at www.scaddabush.com), and be legal drinking age, and a few other criteria. You can get the full contest details and info on eligibility here.

What fun would it be to feast with seven of your friends at the new Scaddabush Richmond Hill location! (I’m thinking you should invite me…just sayin’…haha).  Oh, and the #SoThankfulScaddabush dinner takes place on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. so if you’re entering the contest, keep that evening clear in case you’re one of the three lucky winners!

Go forth and be thankful, and good luck in this contest!





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