© grape Japan Japanese Convenience Store Finds: Mixed Up Snack Mayhem 2018-04-27 Fri 2018-04-27 Fri We're back for the third round of our Japanese convenience store roundup, where we find bizarre and unusual snacks, candy and drinks in the aisles of our local convenience store. (You can review our first and second reports here). This week, we have 1. A potato chip which thinks it's a soda. 2. A chocolate snack which thinks it's a potato chip and 3. An energy drink which thinks it's a cocktail. Let's get started! Cream Soda Potato Chips You read that right. If you're really into bizarre Japanese snacks, you may be aware that Frito Lay once went out on a limb to offer Mountain Dew and Pepsi corn snacks. Well, Japanese company Yamayoshi decided to make a potato chip flavored with cream soda. In Japan, "cream soda" is an ice cream float made with melon-flavored soda topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Source: grape Japan As soon as we opened the bag, the sweet smell of melon soda wafted up... Source: grape Japan It even has a slight fizz to it. You can see the flavor crystals... As for our verdict, let's just say it's an acquired taste. Source: grape Japan Chip Star Chocolates You may have seen chocolate coated potato chips before, but you probably haven't seen this. Chip Star is a very popular brand of potato chips in Japan which you can find in any convenience store and supermarket. It's like the Japanese Pringles. This is a chocolate snack coated with crumbled Chip Star potato chips. Source: grape Japan Source: grape Japan Those chip bits! We liked this one. Not too sweet, crunchy, with a hint of salt. Source: grape Japan Cuba-Libre flavor Monster Energy Drink If you're in Japan now or planning on visiting any time soon, make a beeline for the nearest convenience store and grab yourself one of these Cuba Libre Monster energy drinks while they last. It really tastes like the cocktail, minus the alcohol. It would have been perfect with just a bit stronger lime taste, but that's only a minor complaint. It may be similar to the Cuba-Lima version found in the United States, but Monster is advertising this as a Japan-exclusive formula. Source: grape Japan Source: grape Japan So there you have it. Those cream soda chips though... By - Ben K. Tags: chocolate / combini / Convenience Store / cream soda / Cuba Libre / melon soda / Monster Energy Drink / Potato Chips / Snacks grape Japan Food Japanese Convenience Store Finds: Mixed Up Snack Mayhem Related Article Japanese maker releases huge yakisoba flavored senbei crackers World’s Most Intense Matcha Ice Cream Makers Turn Their Rich Expertise to Green Tea Chocolate 7-Eleven Japan explains how to open the onigiri rice balls that have puzzled Olympic media Japanese Papercraft Artist Expertly Turns Empty Pringles Cans Into Dashing Potato Chip Boyband Now You Really Can Send Your Valentine a Sweet Message, Letters Spelled in Chocolate Japan’s Next Awesome Kit Kat Flavor Is Sake, Kanpai!