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Football's G.O.A.T Lionel Messi Debuts Lay's Limited Edition Cheese Flavour Series

03/03/2022
Marketing & PR
London, UK
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2022 football campaign from Pangolin brings the joy to fans around the world with Leo Messi and Lieke Martens

Today, football’s G.O.A.T. and seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi surprised fans revealing the limited-edition Lay’s® G.O.A.T. Cheese Flavour Series. After teasing the idea of this special packaging on social media to the joy of fans around the world last year, Lay’s is celebrating the “greatest of all time” with its own G.O.A.T. cheese flavours to kick off its annual global football campaign, building upon the brand’s continued premiere partnership with the UEFA Champions League.  

The special limited-edition packaging series includes fan-favourite, distinct cheese flavours, available in select markets around the world, starting with: the US’s Cheddar Jalapeño, and Argentina’s Queso & Pimienta and Caramelised Onion. Fans in the US can purchase the product, while supplies last, at www.snacks.com beginning March 3rd.

Messi commented: “I’ve worked with Lay’s for many years now, and of course been featured on their packaging. But this is new level. I am so excited Lay’s was able to make this happen for fans and hope they can get their hands on one of Lay’s G.O.A.T. bags!”

Additionally, the world’s number one snack brand is premiering the hallmark of its global football campaign: new creative that will have fans joyfully following along a high-energy game in the streets that causes you to question what is truly needed for a game of football – a ball or love of the game? An all-star player line-up doesn’t hurt, with the spot featuring Messi and Lieke Martens. Lay’s "Grab the Moment' passes an imaginary ball through dives, tricks and bites of the beloved chip, welcoming all to take part in the game.

Martens commented: “This year’s Lay’s campaign is exactly what Lay’s is all about: fun and joy. And I think we gave a game without a ball a really good effort! Because we all know, it takes more than a ball to play.”

Sebnem Erim, VP of marketing, global foods, PepsiCo, said: “We are kicking off another exciting UEFA Champions League season celebrating the joy and passion our fans show for the sport each year. From bringing to life the hotly anticipated Lay’s G.O.A.T. limited-edition packaging and flavours to an imaginative creative that you just have to smile throughout, our goal this season is to celebrate our fans and bring them joy as they open a bag of Lay’s and get ready to watch a UEFA Champions League match at home or in the stadium.”  

This year’s global football effort will be supported by a suite of content, including engaging digital creative, in-store and special-edition packaging.

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