Okay, first things first – these Chips came with Chopsticks. We cannot say whether all packs do, but the ones we were able to try had branded Chopsticks. I cannot say that often enough... Chopsticks! The bags were flavour colour coded. There was a neat Japanese style symmetry to the design, with perfect looking Chips lined up in a militaristic fashion, with the logo centrally aligned above them. The bags were also those modern-but-retro flat bottomed, but open sharing clasped at the top style bags. But Chopsticks, come on, that’s what you call putting effort in.
As with many Regular Chips, these began with a crisp and brittle snap and crack, but quickly turned into a mushy pulp.
These were fairly basic looking Chips. There were few oil boils, very little visible seasoning and not much in the way of oil blistering.
These Chips came with a rather extravagant flavour claim: While Consomme is a very popular flavour throughout Asia and especially in Japan, these were not your every day basic bouillon, but rather a blend of Wagyu Beef (that’s the bouillon bit), Lobster, Scallops and White Wine. So, how did it stand up? Well, there was the underlying beefiness, but also a ‘taste of the sea’ type of addition that really didn’t work for us. A weird combo in a country that is supreme at combing odd flavours may seem like a good thing, but it wasn’t in this case.