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Japan gets a potato chip flavoured soda

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Published : Mar 18, 2016, 10:50 pm IST
Updated : Mar 18, 2016, 10:50 pm IST

Perhaps proving that two great tastes don’t always taste great together, Japanese video game publisher Namco has partnered with soda company Kimura Drink to introduce a new potato chip-flavored soda.

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Perhaps proving that two great tastes don’t always taste great together, Japanese video game publisher Namco has partnered with soda company Kimura Drink to introduce a new potato chip-flavored soda.

The new drink will only be available as a prize in Namco crane games at arcades and amusement parks throughout Japan — and even then, only for a limited time. It’s not the first time that Kimura Drink has come up with a non-traditional soft drink; past soda offerings have included tomato, sweet potato, wasabi, and eel-flavoured beverages.

 

A few months ago, Namco teamed up with Japanese snack-maker Calbee to create cola-flavoured potato chips, which came in buckets instead of bags. Like the new potato chip-flavoured soda, the cola-flavoured chips were only available as arcade game prizes. Which may be for the best.