Frito Lay Takoyaki Tei

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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 - Famous in Japan

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.

Frito Lay Takoyaki Tei -- Famous in Japan

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?

Dannie x

July 15, 2015
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  • Reply Kel

    I’d definitely be put off by the octopus flavour too but they sound deeeelicious! :)

    August 7, 2015 at 11:45 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Honestly, they are SO nice! I was very surprised at how much I liked them! x

      September 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

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