Japanese flavored Pringles

Good morning everyone,

The whole week is pretty much looking like a carbon copy of yesterday-mostly sunny with highs in the mid-teens and overnight lows around 5C. It's getting chilly, but I can live with this weather. The next time they are calling for rain is the middle of next week.

Pringles’ saddle-shaped chips have come a long way in terms of flavour since they were developed by Procter & Gamble and created by an American chemist in the 50s-those days, you could only get them in salt-flavor. While the chips-in-a-can concept remains unchanged, the variety of flavours has grown to include such wonders as lemon and sesame, pumpkin pie and even blueberry and hazelnut.

Now it’s time for some of Japan’s most beloved flavours to make an appearance. For the first time, Pringles is releasing a limited-edition karaage variety, which is said to capture all the delicious flavours of the juicy, crispy skinned fried chicken morsels. The package also features an enticing picture of the popular Japanese dish, served in a tavern-like izakaya setting, complete with paper lanterns and tatami straw mat floors.

 

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Accompanying the new fried chicken flavour is another popular snack food: takoyaki octopus balls. This variety is limited to sale in the Kansai region, where takoyaki is most famous, and is said to contain the same distinct flavours as the snack itself, including the deliciously intertwined tastes of mayonnaise, dried bonito and pickled ginger. The package features a takoyaki stall, run by a chip wearing a headband, to add to the fun of the new release.

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As a limited-edition souvenir of the Kansai area, the takoyaki-flavoured Pringles will be sold in boxed packs of three. The boxed packaging includes images of famous sites from Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, three of the top tourist destinations in the Kansai region.

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The release of the new flavours has been timed to coincide with end-of-year celebrations, where gatherings with friends and family call for easy-to-consume snacks designed for sharing. The fried chicken flavour can be found on supermarket shelves around the country now, where the 53-gram cans are set to retail for Y122 each. The takoyaki variety goes on sale from December 13th at shops in the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, and Shiga prefectures) for Y600. So, it looks like we won't be able to get the takoyaki flavored ones here-if anyone is heading to Kansai after December 13th, please pick me up a pack! I'll pay you back, if you do. I'm not the world's biggest fan of takoyaki, but I'm dying to know what they taste like as potato chips.

Have a great day!


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