Big-name food companies are constantly coming up with wacky creations to appeal to the Chinese palate, with some proving edible and others so awful that after eating them you want to take a bath…with a plugged-in hair dryer. Among the most hit and miss are the fusion potato chip flavors at the neighborhood convenience store. We corralled the 8 weirdest ones (all available at Carrefour) to see which transcend the sum of their artificial parts – gum arabic, yellow no. 117, disodium inosinate etc., – and capture the essence of what they’re imitating, and which do not.
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].