MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Jalapeno Mac N' Cheese beat the competition to become Canadians' preferred flavour in a potato chip contest.

Randall Litman of Calgary came up with the winning combination.

Lay's Canada says Litman will take home $50,000 plus one per cent of future sales of Jalapeno Mac N' Cheese on Lay's Wavy.

The variety of foods on the same plate at summer barbecues was Litman's inspiration.

He says his favourite combination is when potato chips end up next to macaroni salad, adding some jalapeno to give it a kick.

Litman says it's incredible to think that his submission, which started with a conversation with his wife at a barbecue, will join the Lay's flavour lineup.

Earlier this year, the Lay's Do Us a Flavour contest challenged Canadians to submit ideas for their favourite potato chip flavour.

In less than two months, the contest received more than a million submissions.

The other three finalist flavours were:

Bacon Poutine on Lay's Original by Guillaume Lorrain from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

Cinnamon Bun on Lay's Original by Gloria Melanson from London, Ontario

Tzatziki on Lay's Kettle Cooked by Denise Vella from Cambridge, Ontario.

The winning flavour will be released across Canada in late November.