Don’t Leave Japan Without Buying this Addictive Snack
While in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport recently, I noticed passengers going crazy in the Duty Free shops, buying boxes of something called . They were in such demand that the employee who was trying to restock the shelves just left the boxes on a trolley and let customers grab them from there.
At first I thought I was on some kind of Candid Camera-style TV show to see if they could get customers to buy something without knowing exactly what it was (everything on the box is written in Japanese). Before looking like a sucker, a photo of the box and asked if anyone knew why these were so popular. A follower responded immediately saying that the snack was so good and can only be bought online or in the airport.
I decided to buy two boxes—each comes with 10 individual packets—since I didn’t have much room in my carry-on. When I arrived home, I opened up one of them and after one bite I immediately started kicking myself for not buying the maximum amount. One store had a five-box limit while another (by the gate) had a 10-box limit. They cost 600 yen each ($5 USD) in the store but .
According to their website, they “use choice potatoes that are cut without peeling to retain the flavor of the skin. [Their] unique processing method, called ‘SUCCT,’ achieves a crispy texture. The roasted salt that is added to the French fries is produced at Lake Saroma, in the Okhotsk district. It complements the flavor of the product.”
All I know is that these French fry chips are so darn good that I’m seriously thinking about making another trip through NRT just to stock up. Don’t make the same mistake I did: If you’re traveling to or through Japan, be sure to buy as many Potato Farm Jaga Pokkuru Snacks as you can! I’m pretty sure you’ll love them and they make a great, unique gift for friends and family back home.
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