Video: Japan’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is … soy-sauce flavored potato chips?

posted at 5:22 pm on September 25, 2007 by Allahpundit

I don’t know what to think anymore. I just don’t know.

Then again…

Update: Something equally nasty to wash it down.

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Funky. Soy Sauce. Awesome.

nailinmyeye on September 25, 2007 at 5:28 PM

Actually, it kind of evokes the same reaction in me as, say, someone with really painful menstruation.

nailinmyeye on September 25, 2007 at 5:29 PM

Where’s the sushi flavored chips??!!

tickleddragon on September 25, 2007 at 5:30 PM

Re: the restaurant in Manhattan…fried MAYO cubes? just, wow. And I thought I was edgy because I like anchovies on pizza.

RushBaby on September 25, 2007 at 5:32 PM

OT- Listening to Mahmoud, I think his cheese has slid off his cracker.

abinitioadinfinitum on September 25, 2007 at 5:33 PM

Where’s the sushi flavored chips??!!

They have those as well–trust me. Shrimp flavor were the ones that made me cringe.

Actually, I love soy sauce and I love Pringles…so…YES!

robblefarian on September 25, 2007 at 5:35 PM

i think that’s what that swedish game show host was eating about 10 seconds before she hurled.

lorien1973 on September 25, 2007 at 5:36 PM

I dunno, I kinda wanna try them, they can’t be that bad.

Bad Candy on September 25, 2007 at 5:38 PM

So what is the sodium content? 1975 mgs?

allie on September 25, 2007 at 5:47 PM

Can’t be any worse than prawn flavored.

Tanya on September 25, 2007 at 5:47 PM

No worse than ketchup or vinegar and salt chips I guess. And I like those…

Asher on September 25, 2007 at 5:47 PM

Yeah, it doesn’t sound that bad. How about a little wasabi to sweeten the deal?

Blacklake on September 25, 2007 at 5:48 PM

I always liked the Curry Pringles from Japan. Those were the best.

Mindcrime on September 25, 2007 at 5:56 PM

They had me at fried mayo.

FireFly on September 25, 2007 at 6:08 PM

What’s next, Vietnamese nuocmam flavored potato chips?

MB4 on September 25, 2007 at 6:09 PM

My kids would love those. They like to drown their rice in soy sauce. Their idea of comfort food is dried seaweed.

pedestrian on September 25, 2007 at 6:11 PM

What’s next, Vietnamese nuocmam flavored potato chips?

MB4 on September 25, 2007 at 6:09 PM

Limited release in Minnesota area, Lutefisk Pringles.

Bad Candy on September 25, 2007 at 6:11 PM

Slow news day A?

John from OPFOR on September 25, 2007 at 6:18 PM

I still remember Conan O’Brien drinking Japanese banana-flavored beer…

Jim Treacher on September 25, 2007 at 6:23 PM

Actually, they sound pretty good.

The Ugly American on September 25, 2007 at 6:28 PM

I still remember Conan O’Brien drinking Japanese banana-flavored beer…

Jim Treacher on September 25, 2007 at 6:23 PM

This one actually gave me the same reaction as nailinmyeye at 5:29…

hollygolightly on September 25, 2007 at 6:29 PM

I always liked the Curry Pringles from Japan.

Those sound good too…

The Ugly American on September 25, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Can you imagine what would come down if they played that commercial in the US?

Jesse & Al would be all aquiver…

jeffshultz on September 25, 2007 at 6:38 PM

Can’t be any worse than prawn flavored.

Tanya on September 25, 2007 at 5:47 PM

They’re not prawn flavored. They’re made out of prawns

Called krupuk in Indonesia. And they’re quite good, actually.

My favorite were the ones with little whole fried fish embedded in them.

TexasDan on September 25, 2007 at 7:08 PM

I’m not talking about prawn crackers, actually. I love those.

Walkers makes prawn flavored crisps, and they are nass.tee.

Tanya on September 25, 2007 at 7:19 PM

TexasDan on September 25, 2007 at 7:08 PM

Yum! Seen those imported anywhere?

RushBaby on September 25, 2007 at 7:23 PM

Now with more salt!

I am not sure how you could get more salt into ‘em…

major john on September 25, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Limited release in Minnesota area, Lutefisk Pringles.

Bad Candy on September 25, 2007 at 6:11 PM

Opening that can would be torture!

rslancer14 on September 25, 2007 at 7:31 PM

RushBaby on September 25, 2007 at 7:23 PM

You can buy them in a lot of asian groceries, they look like translucent pastel poker chips. You have to deep fry them at home.

Good luck not eating the whole bag.

Tanya on September 25, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Tanya on September 25, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Thanks!

RushBaby on September 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

When I lived in Tokyo Japan from 1961 through 1965 I would smother almost all of the Japanese dishes I ate in soy sauce and I still love the stuff. Even my Japanese friends would tell me I used too much of the stuff. Since I love Fritos and patato chips I would love these chips. Now they just need to make some Fritos with soy sauce. And how about pork skins with soy sauce. I’m getting hungry now.

WildBillK on September 25, 2007 at 8:09 PM

I wonder if they have Wasabi Flavored chips?

Wuptdo on September 25, 2007 at 8:12 PM

Ah this brings back memories of the Balut Man pushing his cart through the alleys of Cebu yelling, “Balooooot! Balooooot!”

Alden Pyle on September 25, 2007 at 8:32 PM

According to the Pringles website a) Japan is not listed among the various countries that Pringles sells in. b) I could find no “Soy Sauce” flavored chip of any kind.

However, I don’t know Chinese and the ingredient listings for this mythical soy sauce chip may be found on the Chinese portion of the website.

Then again, it could have either been a spoof, like that SNL Kobayashi anime skit, or a trial balloon from the company.

Weebork on September 25, 2007 at 9:27 PM

Once upon I time, many years ago, I went to a convenience store in the suburbs of Tokyo looking for potato-chips. There were no plain-salted ones, but I did find:

plumb blossom flavored
seaweed flavored
ocotopus flavored
cherry blossom flavored
natto flavored
vinegar flavored
onion flavored

I don’t remember soy-flavored but, Japan has long had a wide variety of interesing flavored chips. Of the uniquely Japanese flavors, I liked the seaweed ones the best.

Herikutsu on September 25, 2007 at 10:01 PM

You can was that down with Pepsi Ice Cucumber.

And if you are still hungry, call Pizza Hut and get the amazing Double Roll Pizza Pie. (link with pic) It is a cheese pizza from pizza hut, surrounded by pigs in blankets, topped with hamburger patties, peas, carrots, bacon, onions, peppers and sausage. And some tomatoes too. It has 650 calories per slice.

BelchSpeak on September 26, 2007 at 12:03 AM

Wasabi coated dried peas FTW!

TBinSTL on September 26, 2007 at 1:50 AM

They have a special “wD40″ flavored chip for those robots AP has such an affinity for.

Bradky on September 26, 2007 at 7:52 AM