Thin Potato: New Potato Chips from Calbee

When it comes to Japanese potato chips, Calbee is the top maker known for the product “Potato Chips (ポテトチップス)” which, in Japan, has been a staple snack in many households for decades.

Calbee Thin Potato Exquisite Salt Flavor

In 2020, the company released new potato chips named “Thin Potato (シンポテト)” which is said to have taken about six years to develop.

Calbee Thin Potato Chips

Calbee Thin Potato

The “新 (シン: New)” potato chip, Calbee Thin Potato, has already gained wide popularity, especially among women, because using sunflower oil, they are easy to eat bite-size pieces with a light taste.

Calbee Thin Potato Chips

For the snack, potato slices are folded into layers, fried until perfectly crunchy, and then exquisitely salted.

Calbee Thin Potato Exquisite Salt Flavor Potato Chips

I also love these small thin crisps and sometimes buy the treats at convenience stores.

Calbee Thin Potato comes in “絶妙しお (exquisite salt)” and “金色バター (golden butter)” flavors and is available for 127 yen or so (about 1.1 USD).

Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

White Potato (made in Japan), Sunflower Oil, Dextrin, Salt, Starch, Seasoning (amino acid), Vitamin C
Nutritional Values Per Bag (42 grams)
Calories 234 kcal
Protein 0.9-2.8 g
Fat 15.1 g
Carbohydrates 22.6 g
Salt equivalents 0.4 g
Vitamin E 5.0-13.5 mg


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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