Emma Rushin, a 26-year-old housewife from Belper in Derbyshire, burst into tears when she was told that her "builder's breakfast" flavour had made it to the final six.
Ms Rushin, who will put down a deposit on a house if she wins the competition, said: "First you get a hint of sausage, then egg, bacon, and last the buttery toast."
Casting her mind back to November when she learnt that she was in the last six, she recalled: "I think I was in shock for about three days."
After the entries were narrowed down and the finalists selected, food technologists set about creating the flavours in the laboratory, using a mixture of natural ingredients and unspecified "flavouring", which Walkers' head of flavour development, James Stilman, said were "natural flavour compounds" and not e-numbers.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
38p a packet
Trial Walkers Crisps flavors include Cajun squirrel and fish-and-chips: