Pairing Frito-Lay with Beach Activities

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Going on a trip with Frito-Lay and Skylanders

A couple of weeks ago, the family and I went to the Oregon coast for the day. We packed our beach towels and sand toys, and then drove out to Cannon Beach early in the morning. It was perfect timing because we got there during low tide. We saw marine life that we don’t usually see when we’re at the beach (like a starfish, anemones, crabs, snails, and coral). We had a great time and it was really nice to take another relaxing trip before school starts again. It was also sunny at the beach. My wife thought it was a little windy, but that was great for our kite. Dinner was a bit spendy because Cannon Beach is one of those tourist towns that make most of their money on tourists in the summer. Fortunately, we packed a lunch (sandwiches, snacks from the Frito-Lay variety packs and Pepsi products) to save some money.

lunch at the back of a car

As I mentioned previously, we had sandwiches and chips for lunch. I think sandwiches and Frito-Lay chips make a great pairing (especially at the beach). Based on the comments in my last Frito-Lay and Skylanders® blog post, many of you agree too. Sandwiches and chips pairing was mentioned the most. Other pairings you guys suggested include hot dogs and bbq chips, burgers with bbq chips, cheeses and veggies with chips and a drink, FRITOS® corn chips dipped in cream cheese, chips and a sub, Fritos chips and chili to make Fritos Chili Pie, walking tacos from Fritos chips, and chips with dips. These are all great food pairings, but below is my list of Frito-Lay chips paired with beach activities.

my four kids at the beach

Frito-Lay and Beach Activities Pairing

  • Fritos Chili Cheese chips paired with walking on the beach
  • DORITOS® Cool Ranch chips with kite flying (don’t let go of the kite string!)
  • CHEETOS® snacks while you watch your kids build a sand castle (beach tip: don’t eat chips while you’re playing in the sand unless you like eating sand)
  • SUNCHIPS® snacks paired with lying on the beach in the sun
  • LAY’S® Classic chips while walking to town from the beach
  • Doritos Nacho Cheese chairs paired with watching the sunset on the beach

The above lists fun activity pairings. But if you really want some great food pairing ideas, check out the recipes below. The ROLD GOLD® Pretzel S’mores would have been great at the beach.

family hanging out in the sand

Frito-Lay Recipes

starfish at low tide - Cannon Beach

Frito-Lay and Skylanders® Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Steve Weber. He is the winner of the Frito-Lay and Skylanders® Giveaway on my dad blog. Thanks to Frito-Lay [Twitter | Facebook] and Skylanders® [Twitter | Facebook], Steve won a prize pack consisting of two (2) Frito-Lay Variety Packs (Skylanders® Branded), one (1) exclusive Fire Bone Hot Dog Skylanders® character, one (1) Skylanders® backpack, and one (1) Skylanders® lunch bag. Thank you everyone for entering and sharing your wonderful Frito-Lay pairing ideas!

my son at the shells store

Fire Bone Hot Dog Instant-Win Game

The contest on my dad blog is over and so is the Frito-Lay Skylanders® Game Truck Sweepstakes. But there is still time to enter to win a translucent version of the Fire Bone Hot Dog Skylanders® character. From now through September 5th, fans have the chance to win one Fire Bone Hot Dog figure for every 15 minutes of the promotion. You read that correctly — a fan will win the exclusive toy for every 15 minutes during the promotion. It’s easy to enter. Simply download the free Blippar mobile app (iOS | Android) on your smartphone or tablet. Then use the Blippar app to scan the back of a specially marked Skylanders® Frito-Lay Variety Pack and follow the directions to enter. As an added bonus, Frito-Lay is giving fans a $5-off coupon for Skylanders® SWAP ForceTM Starter Packs and a $1-off coupon for Skylanders® SWAP ForceTM single toys when fans enter this promotion. Coupons supplies are limited, so enter soon before all the coupons are gone!

family in front of coral at Cannon Beach

Skylanders® Trap TeamTM Game Coming Soon

Don’t forget, the new Skylanders® Trap TeamTM game will be released in North America on October 5th. My son is excited about the new Skylanders® video game. As I mentioned in three previous blog posts (here, here and here), fans were asked to vote for their favorite character for the new Skylanders® Trap TeamTM video game (you can pre-order the game now). I can’t wait to see who the new character is.

Cannon Beach

[Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Frito-Lay. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]

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