In the greatest flavor collaboration since peanut butter met jam, and avocado met everything, Japan now has Pringles-flavored instant ramen and all of us at GaijinPot are stanning for this unexpected relationship.
The new products sprung from this unlikely union will be available from Oct 15.
Details of the new match are relatively hush-hush. According to an article on JapanToday, American chip brand Pringles first met noodle brand Super Cup at a PR strategy meeting to decide how Pringles could celebrate its upcoming 50th anniversary. In a star-crossed coincidence, it was revealed that Super Cup was about to have its own 30th birthday, too. Thus, a product partnership that would transport every millennial back to their malnourished student days was born.
On sale in convenience stores and supermarkets from next Monday, Pringles Sour Cream and Onion-flavored instant fried noodles and Pringles Jalapeno and Onion instant cup ramen will be available for a limited time only.
Sources close to the product makers say the Sour Cream and Onion Yakisoba has the same addictive combination of onions and garlic, sour cream and cheese, which can be topped up with the seasoning sachet. Japanese pop culture site Laughing Media Crazy already had the clever idea of adding actual sour cream and onion-flavored Pringles for extra crunch.
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The Jalapeno and Onion Super Cup is the sort of meal you’ll want (and are highly likely) to eat home alone given its strong essence of potato and onion. The sachet of additional jalapeno seasoning means you can choose your spice level.
Two new versions of ramen-flavored Pringles will also support the line up: Torigara Shoyu Ramen, using the Super Cup chicken bone soy sauce flavor profile, and Ika Yakisoba Aji, or squid fried noodle flavor, said to taste just like squid yakisoba (fried noodles).
From our experience with other fusion flavor fads in Japan, it’s too soon to say whether the relationship will evolve into something more than just a limited-edition fling. But with all the stuff that’s going on in the world right now this is the kind of love story we need.