Now once you pop, you get to enjoy some popular meals from Japan.

Pringles’ saddle-shaped chips have come a long way in terms of flavour since they were developed by Procter & Gamble and created by an American chemist in the 50s. While the chips-in-a-can concept remains unchanged, the variety of flavours has grown to include such wonders as lemon and sesame, pumpkin pie and even blueberry and hazelnut.

Now it’s time for some of Japan’s most beloved flavours to make an appearance with the well-known brand. For the first time, Pringles is releasing a limited-edition karaage variety, which is said to capture all the delicious flavours of the juicy, crispy skinned fried chicken morsels. The package also features an enticing picture of the popular Japanese dish, served in a tavern-like izakaya setting, complete with paper lanterns and tatami straw mat floors.



Accompanying the new fried chicken flavour is another popular snack food: takoyaki octopus balls. This variety is limited to sale in the Kansai region, where takoyaki is most famous, and is said to contain the same distinct flavours as the snack itself, including the deliciously intertwined tastes of mayonnaise, dried bonito and pickled ginger. The package features a takoyaki stall, run by a chip wearing a headband, to add to the fun of the new release.


As a limited-edition souvenir of the Kansai area, the takoyaki-flavoured Pringles will be sold in boxed packs of three. The boxed packaging includes images of famous sites from Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, three of the top tourist destinations in the Kansai region.


The release of the new flavours has been timed to coincide with end-of-year celebrations, where gatherings with friends and family call for easy-to-consume snacks designed for sharing. The fried chicken flavour can be found on supermarket shelves around the country now, where the 53-gram (1.9-ounce) cans are set to retail for 122 yen (US$1.07) each. The takoyaki variety goes on sale from 13 December at shops in the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Nara, Wakayama, and Shiga prefectures) for 600 yen.

Source, images: PR Times