Thursday, June 17, 2010
No flavor is the new flavor!
Anyone who has visited or lived in Japan the last few years is sure to be aware of the recent trend of snack manufacturers to release "limited editions" of their snacks with new, quite interesting and unique combination of flavors. Sometimes it's done locally featuring local speciality, and sometimes it's done nationwide.
Generally, this is nothing that I really have any strong opinion on one way or the other, I can just chose to buy the regular Kit Kat instead of the green tea/lime/whatever special edition and sometimes they can actually be quite tasty, but no point in any case to get too attached to them since they will soon be off the market in any case.
Pringles are of course also on the bandwagon for this trend and I think I remember seeing flavors such as "Turkish shish kebab", "Smoky Salami" and "Cream Cheese". But the latest one I find pretty great; it's potato chips with FRENCH FRIES flavor, so in essence, it's deep fried potato with the flavor of deep fried potato. I think this is usually called "plain" but Pringles seem to be challenging this, good for them!