KFC potato chips return to Japan this spring
Japan Today -- Feb 28
Once again, Japanese snack company Calbee is teaming up with the world's most famous fast food fried chicken outfit.

Whereas last year's version was billed as "Colonel's Crispy-flavor," this new batch of fried chicken-inspired fried potato slices emulates the taste of KFC Japan's "honenashi Kentucky paripari umashio," or Boneless Kentucky Crunchy Delicious Salt flavor.

We're a little puzzled by the "Boneless" part of the product name, since we don't recall any bone-like flavors in the KFC chips we tried last year. In more specific terms, Calbee says the chips draw out the natural deliciousness of chicken with a simple mixture of salt and pepper, so you can be assured that they make use of at least those two of Colonel Sanders' 11 herbs and spices.

In a rarity for Japanese snack foods, Calbee is leaving pricing up to individual retailers. The larger, 83-gram bags are available exclusively at Japanese convenience stores starting March 2. A smaller 58-gram bag will go on sale March 16, and both packages will include a coupon for a discount on an order of Boneless Kentucky Crunchy Delicious Salt chicken at KFC locations in Japan, in case munching on the chips has you craving the real deal.

News source: Japan Today
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