PepsiCo-owned Frito-Lay has kicked off the biggest campaign in the brand’s history by introducing Flavor Kitchen in the very heart of the Big Apple—on Time Square. In course of this week-long event that is slated to last from April 11 until April 15, Frito-Lay will let consumers see what’s cooking in its Flavor Kitchen located in the headquarters in Plano, Texas. Padma Lakshmi, an award-winning TV host, cookbook author and just a terrific cook, will join Frito-Lay executive chef Stephen Kalil and Laura Macintosh, host of the brand’s own “Flavor Kitchen” web series to let the consumers in behind-the-scenes area of snack manufacturing and guide them «from seed to shelf».

PepsiCo‘s Frito-Lay North America division said that approximately 50 percent of its product portfolio will be made with all natural ingredients, including three of its biggest brands, Lay’s® potato chips, Tostitos® tortilla chips and SunChips® multigrain snacks. The products made with all natural ingredients do not have any artificial or synthetic ingredients, and they do not contain any artificial flavors or artificial preservatives, or ingredients such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), yet still have the great taste consumers expect from Frito-Lay.