Feb 3, 2019

3 of Japan’s best spicy potato chips

Things I love: potato chips. Things I also love: spicy potato chips. If ever I’m looking for something to munch on, that’s usually what I gravitate towards, and the spicier the better. 

If you’re also a spicy potato chip aficionado, here are three of my favorites you can find on store shelves here.

The play on words palate pleaser 

Wasabeef Potato Chips

I love these things. A nice blend of flavors that give you that moreish savory flavor with the oddly satisfying nose burning sensation that comes with wasabi. They’re usually at my local supermarket. 

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The internationally inspired one to spice up your life

Harissa beef flavored chips

I always appreciate unique chip flavors, and some are better than others. Really enjoyed these that were harissa beef flavored. Harissa is a chili paste that hails from Tunisia, and these guys packed quite a punch (in a good way). Have bought them at both 7-11 and my local supermarket. 

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The convenience store cheapie

7-11 Chili chips

Readily available at my local 7-11 (and stores across the country, I’m sure) are these spicy delights. Simple, but tastebud tingling, and the price is right on them too.

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Any other potato chips you’ve tried in Japan which have added some spice to your life?



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!