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Durian potato chips appearing in China

Food brand Lay’s has recently joined the trend of combining durians with all kinds of things, with their durian-flavored potato chips, which are now available in China.

The snack food company introduced the limited edition item last month with the name “Little Durian Monster, characterized by a cartoon-like face printed over the spiky Southeast Asian delicacy. Netizens have latched onto the unusual flavor, but the online feedback was mixed.

Lay’s released salted-egg-flavored potato chips at the same time, and reviews on that have been more positive. Many people called it salty and satisfying.

The potato chip brand now forms part of the crowd of fast food producers who are using durians in their menus. Pizza Hut currently has durian pizzas on offer, while KFC used to sell durian egg tarts. McDonald’s has a durian ice cream in their Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong outlets.

The new Lay’s flavors can be found on Tmall at ¥99 each for two 125-gram bags of durian and salted egg yolk, or at convenience stores around town.


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