KFC Japan suspends French fry sales as global logistics breaks down
October 12, 2021
No doubt the mouths of KFC fans were watering as they made their way to the chain’s branches in Japan last weekend. Unfortunately, many of them had to walk away with less than the full fried satisfaction they’d been hoping when they found out KFC ran out of French fries.
Calbee’s umami-rich Hokkaido scallops and butter potato chips perfect for winter snacking
February 12, 2021
Are you looking for a tasty snack to go with your beer, sake or Strong Zero this winter season? If you're a seafood-lover, look no further than Calbee's latest entry in their "Otona no Potato Rich" chips geared towards adults.
New coating on McDonald's fries cartons in Japan likely cause flavour complaints
December 10, 2020
In Japan, McDonald's customers complained about a strange flavour and aroma in their medium-sized French fries. The likely culprit: a new coating on the cardboard packets used for their medium-sized fries.
Savor the Unadulterated Taste of Japan's Best 'baron of Potatoes' in Koikeya's Unsalted Chips
November 06, 2020
Have you heard of danshaku potatoes? Following the Meiji Restoration and until it was abolished in 1947, Japan had a peerage system called the kazoku 華族, with princes, barons, dukes, marquesses, and viscounts.
Binegaaa! potato chips: Calbee educates Japan on salt & vinegar
August 28, 2020
Salt & vinegar may be a popular flavor in the United States (4th place) and even more so in the UK (2nd place), but it ranks nowhere in the top choices for Japanese consumers, who usually prefer plain salted, nori seaweed and salt, beef or chicken stock (consomme), sour cream or wasabi.