Meiji Karl : Long-seller corn puff snack sold only in the western Japan
There was a sad news to me as well as many Okashi-lovers living in the eastern part of Japan recently.A leading Japanese confectionery company, Meiji has decided to terminate the sales of its long-selling corn puff snack “Karl (カール)” in the eastern Japan because the sales remains sluggish due to good sales of potato snacks including potato chips.
Those living in the eastern Japan won’t be able to purchase the Meiji’s corn puff snack at their neighboring grocery stores after this September, so neither will I because I live in Niigata Prefecture.
Meiji Karl is a Japanese corn puff snack released in 1968.Although in those days sweet snacks were the mainstream in Japan, Karl became a pioneer of salty snacks after it went on the market.
At present, there are 5 flavors in the Meiji’s Karl series, but the manufacturer, Meiji has decided to continue the production of only the 2 flavors, cheese and lightly salted.This is lucky for me because my most favorite Karl flavor is cheese.
Meiji Karl CheeseImage : j-town.net
Meiji Karl Cheese is a corn puff snack with a light, crispy texture and has a mild yet rich cheese flavor.It is the most popular flavor in the series.The Japanese cheese snack is really tasty so it is worth a try.
If you are interested in this Japanese corn puff snack and have a chance to visit the Japan’s Kansei district including Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, and Wakayama, after this September, you will be able to buy only cheese flavor and lightly salted flavor at the grocery stores of those areas.
To my joy, Meiji Karl is still available on Japanese online shops, and people living outside of Japan can also get the Japanese corn puff snack on online shopping sites, such as Amazon.com.
|Meiji Karl Cheese, 72 g×10 bags|