Sometimes it’s just like food media outlets in other countries are playing a kind of flavor Mad Libs: [Ingredient not usually in American snacks] + [Another ingredient not usually in American snacks] + [Brand name] = snack concoction the American will inevitably buzz about. Oh, hello, Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos. Because we live in the U.S. it’s not like we’ll even come into contact with items like the S.M. Doritos or Mountain Dew Cheetos, but that won’t stop our stomachs from imagining what it would be like to eat them.
And our stomachs (and minds, sure, whatever) are often boggled.
The Shrimp Mayonnaise flavor is part of Frito-Lay’s gourmet line in Japan, and will only be available until March 17, reports UPI. That’s when leprechaun-and-sriracha-flavored chips hit the shelves. We’re kidding… OR ARE WE?
If seafood isn’t quite what you’re seeking in a chip, consider other entrants in the gourmet line: Corn potage, camembert cheese or mushrooms with butter and soy sauce. Dinner is served!
And since most of you reading this won’t actually go to Japan to eat any of those, just pick whichever one makes your stomach flip the most and tell everyone about it, because that’s about all we can do with these wacky flavors stateside.
*Thanks for the tip, David!