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Potato News from Japan

New: 'WET Potato Chips'! In Japan of course...
Snack food company Calbee is playing with fire by expecting people to swallow their new concept potato chips: 'Wet Potato, Moist Mild Soy Sauce Flavor.'
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Halloween Fries by McDonald's Japan, what are they like?
For those who can’t get enough of pumpkin-flavored treats during Halloween, McDonald’s Japan is offering french fries covered in pumpkin and chocolate sauce.
USDA: Summer Typhoons Reduce Japanese Potato Production
Japan's largest fresh potato production region - Hokkaido - was struck by four typhoons in August of 2016. Approximately 24,000 ha of land received damaging levels of rain and flooding, including areas producing fresh potatoes.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Häagen-Dazs brings Purple (Sweet) Potato ice cream back to Japan for a limited time
To welcome autumn this year, the luxurious ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs brings back “Murasaki Imo”, or “Purple Potato” ice cream as it was revealed to be the third most loved flavor by fans.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Impact TOMRA Sorter and Steam Peeler on Potato Salad Base at Hata Foods
Toshiyuki Hata, CEO at the Japanese company Hata Foods explains the impact of the installation of a TOMRA Orbit 150 steam peeler, brusher, washer, and a TOMRA Genius B1200 sorting machine on the production of their 'potato salad base'
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Coriander-and-pork-flavored potato chips available in Japan
In Japan, you can now buy coriander-and-pork-flavored potato chips.
Monday, July 11, 2016