Hello! Today’s blog post is about a product I never thought I would try… I’m talking about the Frito Lay Takoyaki Tei.
Frito Lay Takoyaki Tei
£1.92 – OyatsuCafe
When the bag of Frito Lay Takoyaki Tei corn puffs arrived in an OyatsuBox, I will admit to being rather hesitant to try them.
Takoyaki, in case you didn’t know, is a Japanese snack; flavoured batter containing bits of octopus. I have tried octopus in the past and I wasn’t a fan, so I didn’t fancy trying the taste in crisp form!
However, when I began to see some positive reviews about these corn puffs popping up, I became rather curious to try them. I kept thinking about them, and so I read even more reviews. After a few weeks of staring down the packet, I couldn’t take it any longer and I decided to finally bite the bullet. I sat down. I gingerly opened the packet and…
The scent was something delicious.
Seriously,the scent made my mouth water. Any trepidations or fears I had about trying them disappeared in an instant.
The Takoyaki Tei corn puffs are shaped into small balls, just like how you would receive normal takoyaki. They are surprisingly light yet give a good crunch.
To my UK readers they taste like Roast Beef Monster Munch. To my non-UK readers, they are spicy and tangy, with no traces of a fishy or batter-like taste. If you like spicy crisps then you will definitely like these.
The spicy taste is perfectly suited to the corn puff style, and I think that if it was in a standard potato chip form they wouldn’t be as enjoyable. To be honest, I wouldn’t have known that these corn puffs were “takoyaki flavoured” at all, and I would have put them down to being something similar to the Calbee Hot Chili potato chips. If this is what actual takoyaki tastes like then I will be definitely giving it a try in the future.
I’ve gone from being scared to trying these corn puffs, to already plotting to buy multiple packets to hoard in the stash. They’re so addictive; I cannot stop eating them. I’m honestly surprised at how much I love them, and a little embarrassed about how scared I was to try them. Thanks to these corn puffs, I’m now feeling slightly more brave about trying unusual flavours. Oh, what should I try next?