I Tried Pringles Japan-Limited Mistery Flavor Potato Chips

Today, on the way home from a public Onsen bath facility, I swang by a 7 Eleven convenience store to buy refreshments.

After grabbing a chilled tea PET bottle, I entered the snack aisle, where a canned product with lots of question marks printed caught my eye.

Reading texts on the packaging, I found out it was a Japan-limited edition flavor of potato chips from Pringles. 

Japanese Pringles Mystery Flavor Potato Chips

Pringles Japan-Limited Mistery Flavor Potato Chips

Pringles Potato Chips Mystery Flavor

The name of the Pringles is “Mystery Flavor (ミステリーフレーバー)” which is why together with the riddle “WHAT’S THE FLAVOUR?”, this canned product has a lot of question marks on the surface.

According to the description in the upper photo, this flavor was created for those living in Japan. In other words, the Pringles is a Japan-limited edition at the same time as a limited-time offer.

First of all, I wanted to guess the riddle. So before checking the ingredient list on the can, I tasted the snack.

At first glance, these crisps look like plain, lightly salted potato chips.

But right after the first bite, a faint wasabi-like smell spread in my mouth, followed by a savory taste like a cross between the Sour Cream Onion Flavor of Pringles and chicken.

So I felt the overall taste somewhat complex.


Pringles Japan-Limited Mystery Flavor Potato Chips Ingredients

Now, let’s see the ingredient list and solve the riddle.

According to that, these Pringles mainly consist of Non-GMO potato flakes, vegetable oil, Non-GMO cornflour, wheat starch, and flavoring powder (malt dextrin, salt, soy sauce powder, yeast extract powder, and onion powder).

So my guess is half wrong? Either way, it seems wasabi and chicken aren’t used in these potato chips.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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