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'LIB' Stars Lauren Speed-Hamilton And Cameron Hamilton Are 'Swicy'!

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By Melanie VanDerveer on February 21, 2024 at 9:15 AM EST

Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton consider themselves to be "swicy."

The "Love Is Blind" season 1 stars, who met and got married on the show, have partnered with Lay's to share their "Marry Me" meal with a "swicy" twist.

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Lauren Speed-Hamilton And Cameron Hamilton Partnered With Lay's To Debut The New "Swicy" Flavor

Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton
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When you pair Cameron's sweet demeanor with Lauren's spice, you get America's "Swicehearts." And who better to introduce Lay's newest chip flavor - Sweet and Spicy Honey?

"Lay's, it's really America's chip. Let's be fair. And Lauren and I, I think it's also fair to say, we are America's sweet and spicy duo, America's swicehearts, if you will," Cameron told The Blast exclusively.

"So it seemed like the perfect match to pair with the release of their new flavor, Lay's Sweet and Spicy Honey flavored potato chips. Lauren's got the spicy covered, I got the sweet covered. You put them together, it's the perfect matrimony."

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Lay's Sweet and Spicy Chips
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Lauren totally agreed saying that she's the "fiery spice" in the relationship and likes to "keep him on his toes and keep him guessing."

"I feel like he's sweet because he's just so thoughtful, he's so loving, he's the best partner I've ever had. Got engaged without ever seeing him," she said. "But you know I think that when you bring different backgrounds together, different people, even different flavor profiles in the case of the launch of the new chip, just great things happen and I think that's what happened with us and it's been amazing. We're the yin and yang of each other. We help each other to feel complete."

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The couple met and fell in love while in the pods, not seeing each other until after they got engaged, during season 1 of Netflix's hit reality show, "Love Is Blind," which aired in February 2020. And with the new season recently released on Netflix, Lauren said it's a blessing to them as a couple.

"Whenever a new season comes out, it renews people's love and interest for us," she said. "Which is such a huge blessing."

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Lauren Speed-Hamilton And Cameron Hamilton Share Their "Marry Me" Meal Recipe

Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton
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Lay's, along with Lauren and Cameron, wants to hear what everyone's "Marry Me" meal is for a chance to win $1,000. The couple even shared their personal "Marry Me" meal and recipe using the new chip flavor.

"Our 'Marry Me' meal is the swicy chicken tenders. We're taking those Lay's Sweet and Spicy Honey flavored chips, crushing them up and using them as the breading on the chicken tenders," Cameron explained to The Blast. "You get that really nice crunch. That's really super important to me when you have a chicken tender, having that really nice spicy but sweet crunch."

(See full recipe below.)

He also explained that he's excited to see what other couples consider to be their "Marry Me" meal.

"I think what's also exciting is that we are opening it up for the other couples to share their 'Marry Me' meal for a chance to win $1,000," he continued. "If they comment their recipe that uses Lay's Sweet and Spicy Honey flavored chip, they geta chance to win $1,000. You can have a really awesome date with $1,000."

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The "Swicy" Couple Agree That Dates Should Be A Mix Of "Spicy" And "Sweet"

Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton
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When it comes to date nights, the couple agree that they need to have both spicy and sweet elements. They also both feel that they each push the other out of their comfort zones which can add to the spice in their relationship.

"You need someone who's going to balance out your own strengths and weaknesses, I feel. For example, with Lauren, there have been times where she's had to push me to do new experiences that I never thought about doing before," Cameron said.

"The most obvious one is I always said I never wanted to have a dog, and that was because I grew up with dogs and I always had to take care of them and there was all this hair all over the place. So I said I never wanted to be with a woman who wanted a dog, but then when I met Lauren, I could envision having a dog with her and now we have two dogs. The dogs have brought so much joy into my life. You just need that person that's going to bring you to the next level of yourself."

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Lauren Speed-Hamilton and Cameron Hamilton
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Lauren continued by explaining that Cameron "pushes me to be better."

"He pushes me to get outside of my comfort zone, things that I usually would not do. He has me going to a lot of outdoorsy stuff which for me is out of my comfort range," she said. "The variety in our relationship, that's like the spice of life. Bringing two things together that normally may not be a pairing, like these chips, to make something beautiful."

Cameron added, "That's also the sweetness of life."

As for the "swicy" new chip, Lauren described the taste as tangy with "sweetness on the tail end" and Cameron said it's a "balance between sweet and spicy."

"It's a complete finish. I love combining different flavor profiles," Lauren said. "This is my jam."

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From February 21 through March 6, Lay's, Cameron and Lauren are inviting fellow "Swicy" couples to share their own #SwicyMarryMeMeal for a chance to win $1,000 toward a date night on Lay's. To enter, follow @Lays on Instagram or TikTok, like the launch post and comment a special date night dish using the hashtags #SwicyMarryMeMeal and #Sweepstakes.

"Marry Me" Meal Recipe

Lay's Marry Me Meal
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For the Tenders:

●1 lb (450g) chicken tenders

●1 1/2 cups LAY’S® Sweet and Spicy Honey flavored potato chips, crushed finely

●1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

●1 teaspoon smoked paprika

●1 teaspoon garlic powder

●1 teaspoon onion powder

●1 teaspoon cayenne powder

●Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

●2 large eggs

●1 tablespoon milk

●1/2 cup all-purpose flour

●Vegetable oil, for frying

For the Dipping Sauce:

●1/2 cup mayonnaise

●2 tablespoons honey

●1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

●1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

●A pinch of cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)

1. Prepare the Chicken: Lay the chicken tenders out and season them lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside.

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2. Mix the Crust Ingredients: In a shallow dish, combine the finely crushed LAY’S® Sweet and Spicy Honey flavored potato chips Sweet and Spicy Honey flavored potato chips, panko breadcrumbs, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well to ensure even distribution of the spices.

3. Egg Wash: In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk. This will help the flour and chips mixture stick to the chicken.

4. Dredge the Chicken: Dredge each chicken tender first in flour, shaking off any excess, then dip it into the egg wash, and finally coat it thoroughly in the chip mixture pressing down gently on all sides to ensure all chicken is well-coated for that ultimate crunch.

5. Fry the Chicken: Heat about 1” vegetable oil in a large pan to 325-350F degrees. Fry chicken, turning with tongs every 2-4 minutes and adjusting heat to maintain a steady temperature of 325°, until crust is golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of chicken registers 165°, about 8-10minutes. Drain on paper towels to remove any excess oil.

6. Prepare the Dipping Sauce: While the chicken is frying, mix together all the ingredients for the dipping sauce in a small bowl. Adjust the cayenne pepper according to how spicy you like it.

7. Serve: Arrange the cooked chicken tenders on a platter with the dipping sauce on the side. Garnish with a sprinkle of finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro if desired.

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