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15 Crazy Potato Chip Flavors Around the World

Forget Cool Ranch (oddly, renamed “Cool American” in Iceland) or sour cream and onion—these chip flavors will make you crave a salty snack … or just cringe.

Bloody Mary Now here’s the kind of endorsement I like in a chip: “Won’t get you drunk, but certainly hits the spot!” Pop open a bag of these chips from Devon, England, for breakfast—you may pack on the pounds but at least you’ll be sparing your liver.

Prawn Cocktail And here’s a different kind of cocktail (you may know it as a shrimp cocktail), a seafood-themed one. Hugely popular in England, these chips are billed as “a crisp with a little bit of class” based on the fact that shrimp cocktails are what fancy people eat, we suppose.

Honey-Glazed Ham Already thinking about what to make for next year’s Easter dinner? Forget baking for hours—just open up a bag of honey-glazed ham chips for everyone. You’ll have to head to Australia to pick up a pack of Smith’s chips, though.

Hotdog How do you improve on a product that’s generally made out of a mix of mysterious beef parts? Distill that flavor down into a chip. The geniuses at Jumpy’s chips (sold in Australia) have done just that, so bring a pack of these to a ball (cricket) game.

Hot Chili Squid Do you like the taste of squid, but hate how the tentacles feel in your mouth? Lucky for you, Lay’s has solved this problem by combining the tasty flavors of squid and chilies into a chip. Sorry Lay’s American fans—these chips are sold in Thailand.

Octopus Thanks to the global magic of Amazon, you don’t have to go all the way to Korea to get Octopus-flavored chips. Shaped like goldfish but tasting like octopus, Tako chips are sure to delight and confuse your taste-buds.

Onion Rings n’ Ketchup Doritos It’s not often that Canada beats America at our obesity game, but they’re edging ahead with Onion Rings n’ Ketchup flavored Doritos. Considering that Doritos is an American company, it’s practically a federal offense that we don’t get this flavor stateside.

Chilli Chinese with Schezwan Sauce India is really thinking outside the bag when it comes to potato chips. Lay’s steps it up a notch in the snack food competition with their Chip-n-sauce pack—chips that come with a sauce packet inside. In this case, you’ll get chilli Chinese flavored chips with a Schezwan Sauce packet on the side.

Seaweed Pringles Seaweed is a healthy super-food, so let’s bastardize it by turning it into a chip. Disturbingly, these Pringles (found across Asia) are green, we guess to reiterate their “healthy” concept.

Beef and Onion Now here’s a chip flavor that will make your breath smell delightful: pickled onion. Hey, at least these chips are made in Ireland, a country that knows what to do with a potato.

Roast Chicken Potato chip-crusted fried chicken is nothing new (here’s a recipe), but you can take it to the next level by using these Roast Chicken chips from the U.K. It’s a chicken inside a chicken, and I shall call it the ChipChicken.

Smokey Bacon Bacon is clearly not just for breakfast anymore, as we’ve seen it everywhere from cupcakes to popcorn, and now to chips. Next time you’re craving that sweet pig-fat taste, just pop open a tube of Pringles and save yourself some time and potential grease burns. Bacon-flavored Pringles are found in a number of countries (but not the U.S.), including South Africa. So the real question is, why does Pringles hate America?

Roast Beef and Peppercorn Sauce Listen, we’re sure that these Irish beef and peppercorn sauce chips are flavored with the finest meat drippings, giving you all the nutrients of a beef dinner. Oh, what’s that? These chips are “suitable for vegetarians?” Ah, we see now—these chips are made with delicious MSG, which means you really won’t be able to stop once you pop these.

Teriyaki Mayonnaise Three things that don’t go together: teriyaki, mayonnaise, and Doritos. And yet, here they are combined into one glorious double-fried product. They’re a limited edition, though, so better grab this Japanese treat before they disappear!

Worcester Sauce You really can’t get any more British than Worcester Sauce chips, can you? Taste these and then we dare you to say the English haven’t given anything to the international cuisine scene.

Have you tried any of these chip flavors? Tell us in the comments!

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