Sunday, March 8, 2009
Japan is known for its unique food. It seems that the Japanese will try anything once. I mean, pepsi blue is a good example of the `try anything once` stance most Japanese take towards food and drink. Anyway, in the evenings I often go to Seiyu to pick up little ins and outs the gal request I bring home. Usually, I end of buying normal stuff like eggs and such. Recently, I was walking down the chips aisle when something caught my eye. A bag of Doritos with a lemon on the front was enough to give me pause. Lemon flavor is not what I think of as a good choice for chips. Although, this being Japan anything should be expected when it comes to food.
So, I bought a bag of this odd potato chip just for the hell of it. As I carried it home I had a feeling that I just wasted my money. I mean, how can lemon flavored chips ever taste good? A lemon is not usually used as the main taste in most foods. It is usually used an extra additive. It is just an extra kick added to spice up a meal.
When I got the stuff home the gal both laughed and snuffed at the odd little snack. This made me ever more hesitant to give the stuff a try. Determined to eat what I bought, I did pay for it after all, I took a shower, ate dinner, and finally sat down to try out YUZU. To my surprise, it is actually not that bad. I was expecting a shock of lemon taste which would make my mouth feel like a desert. The lemon flavor is actually not all that strong. It has a kind-of smooth , by lemon standards, taste. There is a slight sweet after taste which mellows out the lemon flavor.
By far I enjoyed YUZU Doritos! Lemon flavored potato chips are damn good! I suggest giving them a try.
Update: I know that Doritos are made from corn meal. I use potato chips as a general term.