News on Chips and Snacks from Japan
Japan’s newest potato chip flavor: Convenience store fried chicken
November 17, 2022
There are all sorts of ways Japanese convenience stores earn the "convenient" part of their name. They’ve got branches all over, for example, so you’re hardly ever more than a short walk away from one.
Individually wrapped potato chips! New genre 'high-density potato chips' dark potatoes anchovy olives
October 09, 2022
Koikeya Co., Ltd. launched a new style high-density potato chip 'Dark Potato Anchovy Olive' with a rich sauce on crispy potatoes in Tokyo and the surrounding (Kanto) area, Japan. It will be on sale at all channels and in the Koikeya online shop.
Japan's Potato Chip Manufacturer Calbee to Raise Snack Prices Up to 20%
June 23, 2022
Calbee Inc., Japan’s answer to Frito-Lay with an enormous product line-up ranging from pizza-flavored potato chips to low-carb granola, is raising prices again as companies struggle to absorb costs
Burger King Japan is offering dried ramen instead of French fries in its combo meals
May 16, 2022
In recent months, Japan has been rocked multiple times by a potato shortage. Some might say "rocked" is too strong a word, but how else can one describe the collective simultaneous rumbling of unsatisfied stomachs across the country
New wet potato chips revolutionize snack industry in Japan
May 03, 2022
Japanese snack companies are always looking for new and exciting ways to tantalize their taste buds. Now, the country’s leading potato chip maker, Calbee, is changing the game entirely by taking the crunch out of their potato chips
Potato chips that do not get your fingers all powdery developed by Calbee and Tokyo Banana
November 11, 2021
Since the dawn of the potato chip, humanity has struggled to fully control it. Like the Sirens of Anthemoessa, they draw them in with their delicious flavors and crunchy textures
Google's next flagship product in Japan: potato chips
September 21, 2021
Google is going all out to advertise its next flagship phone around the world. In Japan, it offered 'Google Original (Potato) Chips' to highlight the new Tensor SoC in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Japanese convenience stores get potato chips designed to be paired with canned chuhai cocktails
August 17, 2021
While Japan is home to many great izakaya and other drinking establishments, RTD (ready to drink) canned cocktails are very much a popular way to enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage.
Mintel discusses Japanese potato chip Flavor Innovation
April 27, 2021
Looking at the Japanese snack market, Japanese potato chip products are a highly active category. Compared to Chinese potato chip products, Japanese potato chips are worth learning from in terms of flavor selection and dimensions.
Pringles Japan Readies 'Texas Ribs' Flavored Chips
March 13, 2021
With COVID-19 still restricting international travel, Pringles Japan is continuing its 'Passport Flavors' series centered around replicating regional flavors from around the world in 2021.