Photos: Funky Flavored Chips and Snacks from Asia

Hot and sour fish soup flavored Lays
Hot and sour fish soup flavored Lays
John Zhong

Browsing through Asian grocery and convenient stores is never a bore. During my six week trip to China and Taiwan, I became obsessed with documenting interesting flavored snacks. Some were palatable (green tea flavoring, for example, is nothing new). Others were just plain weird. Fatty pork chips anyone?

But in a country where packaged chicken feet are sold as grab-and-go snacks (think of them as the equivalent of our beef jerky), these oddly flavored snacks did not phase anyone except the gaping tourists.

The surprising part? A good number of the weirdly flavored brands are American-owned. Turn the page for photos.

Spicy hot pot Lays potato chips
Spicy hot pot Lays potato chips
John Zhong
Cucumber (left) and Mexican Tomato Chicken (right) Lays
Cucumber (left) and Mexican Tomato Chicken (right) Lays
John Zhong
Vanilla ice cream Oreos
Vanilla ice cream Oreos
John Zhong
Mango Pocky sticks
Mango Pocky sticks
John Zhong

 

Bacon and egg flavored mayo
Bacon and egg flavored mayo
John Zhong
Green tea flavored pirouettes (right) and Pocky (left)
Green tea flavored pirouettes (right) and Pocky (left)
John Zhong
Fatty pork Lays (left) and hot and sour fish soup Lays (right)
Fatty pork Lays (left) and hot and sour fish soup Lays (right)
John Zhong

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