Jul 25, 2017

A new take on the familiar

Back home, Doritos are relatively common - you see them at just about every supermarket and convenience store. The flavors are pretty typical, and I would say the most popular is the good old nacho cheese variety.

Japan though seems to take their Doritos to the next level - I saw these at my local 7-11. Garlic Shrimp variety?! Now, I didn't  buy them (mainly because that combination sounded all kinds of "no thanks!" to me) but I'm curious to know whether any of you fellow City-Costers have tried them.

A new take on the familiar photo

Another question I'm curious about is the weirdest flavored potato chips or corn chips you've come across since living here. I've heard that some pretty unusual varieties exist, so I would love to hear about your experiences with those!



After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along!


  • helloalissa

    on Jul 25

    These sound yummy. I'll look for them. Sometimes I get the 'tacos' flavor but am trying to avoid eating this kind of snacks, it's mostly curiosity (or missing Mexican food). I tried a pepper steak flavored Doritos recently and posted an article about them. Oh, and sour umeboshi flavor. The weirdest chips I've seen were potato chips with matcha chocolate drizzled over them. I didn't try them.

  • helloalissa

    on Jul 31

    We tried these while watching fireworks last night! Honestly I like shrimp chips (ebisen) better, but my husband liked these a lot. Well... he'll eat almost anything.

  • genkidesu

    on Jul 31

    @helloalissa ha! that sounds like my husband 100% - he's always game to give most foods a try, too!