Japan Frito-Lay launches three new snacks infused with Japanese spices in the form of Cheetos, Doritos, and Mike's Popcorn. These draw inspiration from Japanese spices, with a cultural palette that spotlights Mentaiko, Wasabi, and Shichimi Pepper.
Although Mentaiko is not a spice, the flavor is packed with heat for a strong punch. Mike's Popcorn boasts the 'Yawataya Isogorō Shichimi' flavor. This is a 285-year-old spice that is described to have a strong dried ginger taste and elevated aromas. The corn chips, Doritos, are a Wasabi flavor, and finally, Mentaiko coats the Cheetos. All three options are manufactured at specific places throughout Japan, chosen based on the specialization of the respective flavors. The new selections are set to launch officially later this year in the Summer.
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Japan Frito-Lay Launches Three New Flavors of Snacks
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