Calbee has given its popular Kappa Ebisen snack a fancy makeover this month with the release of a gourmet-lobster-bisque-flavored version of the product (¥138).

The crackers, which are available across the country but only at Seven-Eleven convenience stores, are less salty than the original flavor and have a creamy tomato taste to them — reminiscent of a French bisque.

The only complaint with this snack, however, is that the packaging is too small and each individual cracker is half the size of those in the original flavor.

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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