japanese snacks

Doritos soy sauce wasabi and octopus dumpling sauce flavors come to Japan and Taiwan

These flavors are only available in Taiwan and Okinawa for a limited time!

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Spicy Japanese potato snack Kara Mucho is now 800% spicier

Blast your taste buds to hell and back this summer with extreme spicy Japanese snacks.

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Announcing the winners of our RocketNews24 x TokyoTreat KitKat Collection Box giveaway!

Were you one of the thousands of people who entered our epic KitKat giveaway? Find out if you’ve won here!

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Green tea chocolate-covered shrimp chips are the next big thing to hit shelves in Japan

Japan’s popular shrimp-flavoured snack now comes covered in a coating of dark green matcha chocolate.

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Pocky to introduce new box designs for special occasions, including “Sukky” for Valentine’s Day

Pocky packets receive a revamp with some…unusual…word amalgamations.

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Don’t drink alone! Nine Japanese snacks to accompany sake that you’ve probably never tried

Step up your sake game and flavor by trying some of these with your next bottle.

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Snack time! Our team list their favorite Japanese convenience store treats

If you spend any length of time in Japan, you’ll probably find yourself at the convenience store quite a bit. While there are plenty of foods that you might not be accustomed too, there are also plenty that will delight your mouth.

But with the wide range available to you, it may be hard to pick some to start with. So to help you decide, we asked some of our very own writers, all of whom have lived in Japan for years, what their favorite snacks are and compiled this list for your shopping information and drooling pleasure!

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“Japanese steak sandwich” flavour potato chips have us slavering over our keyboards!

Here at RocketNews24, we love trying out all of Japan’s weird and wacky potato chip varieties. Just recently, we wrapped our chops around bags of banana and peach flavoured “breakfast” chips. And of course there was the time that we sampled coffee flavour chips

But after all that taste bud overloading, our tongues are in need of something a little more subtle. Luckily for us, a new flavour of potato chips is about to hit the market, and they sound absolutely delicious. Japanese steak sandwich flavour? Shut up and take our money!

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Chinese snack shysters rip off Koala’s March cookies, complete with gibberish Japanese

It’s no secret that these days, everyone’s ripping everyone else off when it comes to products. But yummy Japanese snack foods seem to be a particular target, with Korean-based company Lotte famously copying Japan’s popular “Pocky” sticks right down to their svelte packaging. And now it seems that China has got in on the act, with this knockoff version of Japan’s beloved “Koala no March” animal biscuits.

Unfortunately, these shysters didn’t even bother trying to make it look like an original product, opting instead for nonsensical Japanese writing on the packaging and grimaces of pain on the face of every cookie koala…

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Snack company Calbee recalls 140,000 tubs of Jagarico potato snacks for the weirdest of reasons

I love potato chips, don’t you? Except in the UK, where I’m from, we call them crisps because we already use the word “chips” to refer to those chunky morsels of potato commonly served with fish. Regardless, chips and crisps – whatever you want to call them – are totally delicious, and Japanese snack company Calbee has long since perfected the perfect marriage of both – their crispy “Jagarico” potato chips, which are shaped exactly like french fries. (Or chips. Wait. I’m getting confused.)

Anyway, Calbee has caused a bit of a scandal by issuing a product recall for approximately 140,000 tubs of their yummy snacks which they feel are not fit for human consumption. But what exactly is wrong with them?

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