Chips

Recent Snack Reviews

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Lays X Popmart Potato Chips – Pan Fried Matsutake Flavor

Chips from Japan

Rating:
2 out of 5 stars
Source:

Chuck’s Hop Shop, Seattle, WA

2.5 stars. These really, truly taste aggressively of mushroom. I know they are mushroom flavored, but I’m surprised at how much of that they were able to pack into these chips. Even my betrothed, #1 Fungi Fan, was not super into them, and we picked our way through the bag.

Written on Jun 12, 2022

A yellow bag of potato chips in the "happy butter" flavor. There is an illustration of a potato with its finger pointing skywards on the bag.
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Calbee Potato Chips – Happy Butter

Chips from Japan

Rating:
2 out of 5 stars
Source:

Japan Candy Store

What the product image doesn’t show you (and what I missed in the product description) is that one of the flavors on this is honey. I was expecting a particularly buttery chip and got something that was…fairly sweet. Not for me!

Written on Mar 05, 2022

A tube of chips made by Calbee, which looks much like a short stack of Pringles.
Yum!

Calbee Potato Chips Crisp – Consomme Broth

Chips from Japan

Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
Source:

Japan Candy Store

AFAICT, Calbee is *the* potato chip brand of Japan. Their stuff is everywhere and fairly easy to find here in a major U.S. city (Seattle), though various flavors may not be equally available. I couldn’t resist trying out this consomme broth flavor, presented in a Pringles-like tube format. Calbee’s tube chips, for lack of a better term, are a bit stiffer, flatter, and rounder than their Pringles cousins. This flavor was pretty tasty, with a respectable amount of flavor dust. Had these been made in America, there probably would be a heavier hand with the flavoring. Would buy again.

Written on Mar 05, 2022