Koikeya Secret Medicinal Salt Flavour Potato Chips Review
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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.
Although these were clearly fried like Regular Chips, rather than in small Handcooked batches, they still managed to maintain a fairly consistent, mulch to munch to mush ratio.
These were fairly thickly cut for Regular Chips. There was a slightly aged potato tinge, which was a shame, but this was overcome by similarly coloured edge, which was the skin. There was an even spread of oil bubbles and a reasonable amount of dotted green seasoning.
It’s difficult to assess a flavour when you are not told what it is and you cannot tell what it is! These are sort of described a ‘confidential medicinal paste’... The potatoes are all Japanese, including their famous Blue Potatoes. They use three different types of salt, including an algae salt. They tasted a bit like Seaweed, which I suppose was the purpose. Overall, however, the defining flavouring was Salt.