April 11, 2005

More American Product Influence in China

POST #    1645

The influence of American culture in China doesn't stop at McDonald's and Häagen-Dazs, but it reaches into the grocery stores and convenience stores too. Many of the products have a slight twist in them from the American original. McDonald's has their sweet taro pie, Sprite has some extra flavors, and the chips are totally wild. Besides that good old lemon-lime Sprite, there is also Sprite Icy Mint and Sprite on Fire. I didn't get to try Sprite on Fire, but the Icy Mint one was like Sprite with a breath mint aftertaste that left a cool (as in cold) feeling in your mouth. Kind of strange.

Also strange are some of the potato chips they had. I didn't buy the Laa-Laa or Tinky Winky chips, but I did try two Lay's flavors pictured. They nailed the flavors right on. Cool Cucumber tasted light like a fresh cucumber, but Cool Lemon was kind of strange like the Sprite Icy Mint. Lay's also had chips that weren't of the cool line, including what I think was a Mexican Meat flavor. Yeah, didn't try that one.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Travel at 7:52 AM



whao! to think that there are other potato chips out there that I havent tried... my life has been a waste

Posted by: shannan at April 11, 2005 12:07 PM

I tried Copico (the faux pringles brand they have over there) ham-flavored chips. They were disgusting.

Posted by: Astrid at April 11, 2005 7:36 PM

haha i live in china for 3 years already, the icy mint sprite is actually really good wen u get used to it, im not addicted to it lol
ther r so many more brands of chips here that u didnt mention... there actually are thousands of em.

Posted by: ghjbj at December 19, 2007 7:50 AM

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