|My all-time most favorite chip flavor: UmeShio! (Pickled Plum Salt)|
Everything is seasonal in a Japanese supermarket-- including flavors of chips. At left, my favorite chip flavor *ever* (even better than Salt & Vinegar).
|thank goodness the bags are small...|
I found two new flavors at Daiei today, though, that I've never even seen before, let alone eaten.
This was not a bad chip flavor at all--very savory, and there actually was a bit of an asparagus taste.
The other flavor I found was "Yakitamanegi"... fried onion.
This flavor *rocked*. Very onion-y, and it really matched the potato taste well. Umeboshi is still my favorite, but I would definitely buy this again for a change of pace.
I also gave the two new flavors above to the kids and a couple of friends in a blind taste test.
Teddy-- liked both flavors, but liked the asparagus the best
Teddy's friend-- liked both flavors, but liked the onion best
Koshi-- definitely liked the onion... tasted the asparagus...said it was ok...tried it again... then I told him what flavor it was... and he said "bleah!"
Koshi's friend-- liked both ok, but like the onion best
Cici-- thought both flavors tasted weird
Me-- I liked both, but liked the onion a little better
Fried Onion: five 'Yes', two 'OK', one 'bleah'
Asparagus: one 'Yes', three 'OK', two 'bleah' (of the two 'beahs', one of those was not a decided 'bleah' until the name of the flavor was revealed. I expect my mom will laugh about that;-))