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Let’s find out with goo Ranking what Japan’s favourite crisps (or chips, if you are so inclined) are.

Back in Scotland, it was Walker’s, and usually cheese flavour, but now in Japan it’s sour cream and onion, and Calbee is my favourite brand, although Koikeya’s Pride Potatoes are not bad too.

Now there’s a thing – I’ve never seen Smoky Bacon despite that being a standard UK flavour, and Vinegar is a rarity in crisps yet is a fundamental in many Japanese dishes.

The Calbee adverts can be quite entertaining (these are for Consommé Punch)

Ranking result

Rank Votes
1 Calbee Potato Chips Lightly Salted 171
2 Calbee Potato Chips Consommé Punch 94
3 Koikeya Potato Chips Seaweed Salt 82
4 Calbee Hard-Fried Potato Lightly Salted 68
5 Calbee Potato Chips Seaweed Salt 67
6 Calbee Pizza Potato 53
7 Calbee Hard-Fried Potato Black Pepper 46
8 Calbee Potato Chips Happy Butter 41
9 Koikeya Potato Chips Lightly Salted 36
10 Calbee Potato Chips Consommé W Punch 30
10 Yamazaki Chip Star Consommé 30
10 Koikeya Potato Chips Rich Consommé 30
13 Yamayoshi Potato Chips Wasa Beef 22
14 Yamazaki Chip Star Lightly Salted 19
15 Pringles Sour Cream and Onion 18
15 Koikeya Karamucho Chips Hot Chili Flavour 18
17 Koikeya Suppa-Mucho Chips Refreshing Plum Flavour 16
18 Calbee Potato Chips Crisp Lightly Salted 15
19 Calbee Potato Chips Crisp Consommé Punch 14
19 Koikeya Suppa-Mucho Chips Refreshing Vinegar 14
21 Koikeya Pride Potato Godly Seaweed Salt 13
22 Calbee Potato Chips French Salad 12
22 Koikeya Potato chips Seaweed Soy Sauce 12
24 Calbee Thin Potato Lightly Salted 10
25 Yamazaki Chip Star Seaweed Salt 9
25 House Oh Zack Lightly Salted 9
27 Calbee Potato Chips Crisp Sour Cream and Onion 8
27 Calbee Hard-fried Potato Grilled Seaweed 8
29 Calbee Potato Chips Soy Sauce Mayonnaise 7
29 Koikeya Potato Comfort Okhotsk Salt and Rock Salt 7
31 Koikeya Pride Potato Inspiring Lightly Salted 6
31 Koikeya Pride Potato Whole Potato Salt-Free 6
31 Koikeya Potato Chips Garlic 6
31 Bourbon Petit Potato Seaweed Salt 6
31 Calbee Potato Chips Zigzag Rich Chicken Consommé 6
36 Pringles Delicious Salt 5
36 Koikeya Potato Comfort First-Pressed Sesame Oil and Rock Salt 5
36 Bourbon Petit Potato Lightly Salted 5
39 Yamayoshi Potato chips Hokkaido Sour Cream and Onion flavor 4
39 Yamayoshi Potato chips Super! Korean Seaweed 4
39 Yamayoshi Potato chips Hokkaido Rich Butter 4
39 Calbee Potato Chips Zig-Zag Tasty Salt 4
39 Calbee Crunch Potato Sour Cream and Onion 4
39 Bourbon Potelka Consommé 4
39 Tohato Amijaga Chicken Consommé 4

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