Potato Chip-Flavored Soda Arrives in Japan
Perhaps proving that two great tastes don’t always taste great together, Japanese video game publisher Namco has partnered with soda company Kimura Drink to introduce a new potato chip-flavored soda. The new drink will only be available as a prize in Namco crane games at arcades and amusement parks throughout Japan—and even then, only for a limited time.
It’s not the first time that Kimura Drink has come up with a non-traditional soft drink; past soda offerings have included tomato, sweet potato, wasabi, and eel-flavored beverages.
A few months ago, Namco teamed up with Japanese snack-maker Calbee to create cola-flavored potato chips, which came in buckets instead of bags. Like the new potato chip-flavored soda, the cola-flavored chips were only available as arcade game prizes. Which may be for the best.