Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 9.42.14 AM

Ah mashed potatoes. Hot and fluffy peaks of spuds; what a simple dish consisting of a bunch of potatoes all smashed together to create a bowl of dense, delicious goodness. But somewhere along the line, Calbee, a major Japanese snack food maker, made an awesome breakthrough in potato technology. The traditional western side dish has received a bizarre snack twist, being transformed into “Mashed Potato Consomme Punch” chips that are said to be the perfect balance of crunchy and fluffy.

Only on sale at Ministop convenience stores in Japan, the limited edition “Mashed Potato Consomme Punch” chips feature a crunchy chip-like exterior and mashed potatoes with a punch of consomme soup flavor in the middle. The outside manages to stay hot and crisp while the inside maintains its true fluffy mashed potato nature. At 198 yen a cup (US$2), these little rolls of crispy mashed potatoes could derail even the most diligent of dieters.Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 9.42.38 AM

Source: Entabe
Images: Ministop