With the Christmas spirit and chicken sales dying down after the holiday season, Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan, in collaboration with Calbee, is hoping to tempt chicken lovers back with a snack version of its long-selling Colonel Crispy Chicken Strips. Representatives from Calbee and KFC insist that the chips will re-create the flavor of those famous chicken strips, though there’s no way to know if they have managed to nail that famous secret recipe until Jan. 6, when the product is released in convenience stores all over Japan for a limited time, and comes with a discount coupon for the real thing that can be used at any branch of KFC.

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