Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pepsi flavored Cheetos / シュワ シュワ コーラ味

I know my American friends will take one look at this and say, "WTF????".  I had been searching for them but it was my sister who was on vacation here in Tokyo who found them and graciously gave me a package.  My sister said it wasn't too bad.  So, with a bit of trepidation, I opened the packaged and took my first bite!   Auuuugh!!!!  What is this?  Definitely WTF!  But it really does taste like cola.  By the way, this doesn't actually say Cheetos on the package.  It says [Shuwa Shuwa Cola].  Japanese love their onomatopoeia.  Shuwa Shuwa is the term for bubbling carbonation.  I thought it was awful.  One of the worst tasting snacks I've ever encountered and I've encountered some real winners.  Of course I didn't finish it at one sitting and my wife didn't even bother to experiment.  But you know what, the second time I was snacking on them while watching a movie, I found that it wasn't as bad as I first thought.  I won't say it was good though and if I had other snacks at home, well, this wouldn't have been my first choice.  Anyway, leave it to Pepsi to come up with interesting marketing ideas.  Probably available for a limited time only, so if your the adventurous type, eat at your own risk.


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