M&M’s consumer favorite will return to retail shelves
Magical mice make debut at Walmart
ST. LOUIS — Cepia, a toy and game manufacturer, announced the debut of The Amazing Zhus, a collection of toy mice that perform magic tricks. The toys are meant to foster creativity and confidence in children by letting them learn to act out magic tricks or to just sharing the magic with their friends, the company said.
"The Amazing Zhus are truly unlike anything in the marketplace," said James Russell Hornsby, CEO of Cepia. "Kids love magic, and with The Amazing Zhus it's easy because the magic is in the mouse."
The motorized mice are available in two different characters: The Great Zhu and Madame Zhu. Each magician pet also includes one magic wand and three magician cards. The company anticipates that the toy will be a hot commodity for the holidays. Consumers can find them exclusively on presale at Walmart.com/AmazingZhus; the product will appear in stores early in October and range in price from $7.99 to $24.99.
Lay’s announces final call for ‘Do Us A Flavor’ contest
- Lay's Cappuccino, submitted by Chad Scott, who spends his days as a visiting lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and nights working toward his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Constantly inspired and fueled by his local baristas' concoctions, and as a longtime lover of potato chips, Chad submitted the idea of a cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chip. Important to note, Lay's Cappuccino flavored potato chips do not contain coffee or caffeine.
- Lay's Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, submitted by Matt Allen, who landed his dream job as a full-time firefighter in Troy, Ohio. When it was his turn to cook the "family meal" at the firehouse during training, Matt knew exactly the way to his team's hearts and stomachs. His specialty bacon mac & cheese was a huge hit, and now all of America can get a taste of this Ohio firehouse favorite on a potato chip.
- Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger, submitted by Meneko Spigner McBeth, who is a registered nurse in Deptford, N.J., with a passion for sushi that started when she was just a little girl, eating handmade rolls by her grandmother. Through the years, her affinity for spicy foods and tastes, like wasabi, only grew, inspiring this potato chip flavor.
Lay's Wavy Mango Salsa, submitted by Julia Stanley-Metz, from Sacramento, Calif., who credits most of her culinary creations to her husband, Rick, who loves to experiment with exotic flavors and ingredients. She and her family have Taco Tuesday every week, taking fresh ingredients from the garden to create her perfected mango salsa recipe — now on a chip.