But the name is not why I write this week. It's actually about the flavors. It's hard to read the names on the bags in the above photo, but trust me, they are not Sour Cream and Onion. Flavor preferences vary from country to country. That's why in China, we see Blueberry as a Lay's potato chip flavor. And then there is Numb and Spicy Hot Pot, Lemon Tea, American Classic and Italian Red Meat, to name just a few. And it's not just Lay's. Oreo's original flavor in China is not the same; it has a lower sugar content. And chocolate Oreo's do not even resemble the chocolate to which we are accustomed. China has flavors that we have never seen like orange/mango, banana cream, grape/peach, green tea and raspberry/blueberry.
It's fun to go to the grocery store in China and see all the variations on what we know as the "norm". Let's go to China and check it out!