The World in Chips
Even if you’re an adventurous eater, chances are you tend to stick to your old favorites when it comes to snack food. Everyone loves curling up on the couch with a brew, or a can of soda, and a huge bag of potato chips. Proven favorites like sour cream and onion, salt and vinegar, and barbecue are some of the most popular in the United States, but have you ever thought about what kind of chips people on the other side of the world are tucking into?
Brands both large and small take their national markets very seriously and strive to offer each region something suited to their tastes. Here are some of the world’s most interesting chip flavors, and where you can go to find them.
Avocado Salad Cheetos – Japan
If you’re a fan of Cheetos and pride yourself on trying their most unique American offerings, then it’s time for you to branch out beyond our borders and sample some of their overseas offerings. In Japan, one of their most popular flavors is avocado salad. However, tasters found that the naturally sweet avocado flavor doesn’t really come out in the chips — instead, you get the overwhelming flavor of whatever they’re using for the ‘salad’ part of the taste profile. Some people felt like these tasted more like vinegar or Worcestershire sauce than avocado.