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Two Indian dishes get the royal treatment from Doritos

by Patrick ST. Michel

Special To The Japan Times

The Doritos Royal line of chips in Japan has always tried to offer a premium snack experience for those craving something more decadent than “cheese” or “taco.” Frito Lay’s newest offerings in this regal line try to re-create two flavors from India.

The keema curry and tandoori chicken varieties (¥128 each) are available for a limited time and hit the mark surprisingly well. The tandoori chicken chips in particular bring a subtle heat to snack time. As authentic as these corn chips might taste, though, the texture and flavor combination comes off as strange, and the aftertaste lingers a bit too long.

I’d recommend heading to your local Indian restaurant first if you have a craving, but Doritos royal are a nice, albeit odd, substitute.