At a news conference yesterday at The Charleston Civic Center, Mister Bee President Christie Mallet unvealed the new offbeat flavors - "New Car Smell", "Sex On The Beach", "Left Over Pizza", "Hot Fudge Sundae", and "Grandpa's Pipe". Mallet said, "We have been so pleased with the frenzy surrounding the return of our chip, that we want to reward our customers with experiences that no other snack company can offer.
"We will continue to meet our customer's wild urges and hunger for the unusual as we are now developing a special potato chip in honor of our loyal West Virginia customers. Coming this Christmas, we will offer "Lump Of Coal" flavored potato chips. In honor of West Virginia's top resource - coal, they will be the world's first black potato chip."
Not to worry, instead of tasting like coal, Mallet explained they will taste like black licorice. "Because coal may light up the country - but it doesn't do so much for the tastebuds."
Cody Kolb, Charleston, said, "I got some of the samples they handed out in front of the Civic Center and I was pleasantly surprised! Grandpa's Pipe rocked. I could swear I was back in my grandpapy's den listening to stories about the good 'ol days. Every time I get sad and lonely I will go to the store and get me a bag of Grandpa's Pipe chips. They will quickly put a smile back on my face."
Mister Bee has been experiencing record sales since returning to the chip market. Mallet said they hope the innovative flavors and niche marketing helps keep Mister Bee's sales buzzing at the top of the potato chip hive.