Get Some Potato-chips!

Hi there! How are you doing today?

I am busy for preparing for my studying abroad in the States. I will go back to the States next week.

I want to get some potato-chips in the States when I get there this time.  I am not a huge fan of chips, but there is a reason.

Last year four big typhoons attacked Hokkaido where is the main place for potatoes. We depends on the island to grow potatoes. The area got huge damage and we are lack of potatoes for potato-chips. Then,  several main potato-chips companies made a decision that they would stop making different flavored potato-chips. We still have salty flavor and probably BBQ flavor, but that’s all.

We have no idea when we can get various flavored potato-chips again. I miss soy sauce ones, wasabi flavored ones, fish eggs called mentaiko flavored ones or plum pickles called umeboshi flavored ones or so on……..

Now, the price of potato-chips is getting higher, especially the hard ones for us to get. I saw 5 dollars for one small package, and it’s five times higher! People compete to get potato-chips before they all are gone.

I guess when we want to get some potato-chips, we have to go to Costco to get American chips. Then, we will appreciate that we still can get some chips there!!

You can read an article about our chips here: https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/japan-has-been-hit-by-a-massive-potato-chip-shortage?utm_campaign=trendsus&utm_source=munchiesfbus

I hope I can write one more blog entry before going back to the States!

Have a lovely week, everybody!

-Yumi

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Helga Jaermann
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 16:44:31

    Potato is in Switzerland very importen, we eat all the year round potato, like Japanese People Rice. Potato chips we eat only with a Drink

    Reply

    • yumi
      Apr 17, 2017 @ 16:50:37

      Hi Helga!

      Thank you so much for sharing your food culture. It’s always fascinating for me to learn different culture!!! I didn’t know that people in Switzerland eat potatoes all the time! It sounds like people in Germany. I guess your food and food in Germany are very similar. Am I right?

      Reply

  2. Gay
    Apr 17, 2017 @ 21:37:51

    Lays Sour Cream and Onion will be here for you!

    Reply

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