Black Woman Behind Wasabi-Ginger Potato Chips Takes Home Grand Prize

Meneko Spigner McBeth
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Meneko Spigner McBeth's bank account is about to have quite a few additional zeros.

On Monday night, Frito-Lay announced that McBeth, a registered nurse, was the winner of its "Do Us a Flavor" contest to create a new potato chip flavor, reports NBC4 New York.


McBeth's winning idea for wasabi-ginger chips beat out entries for cappuccino, mango salsa, and cheddar-bacon mac and cheese flavors.  

Her wasabi-ginger fascination grew the first time she tasted the combination while eating sushi. "That was the way I had to have my sushi from now on," she told the news station.

For her idea McBeth, from Deptford, N.J., will receive $1 million or a portion of the year in sales—whichever figure is larger.

Read more at NBC4 New York.

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