17 Weird Japanese Snack Foods That Will Make You Say ‘WTF?!’


If you’ve ever had the opportunity to take a stroll down a Japanese junk food aisle, you know how… “out there” the snacks can get.

These foods seem foreign and a little offputting to us, but they’re as commonplace for Japanese folks as American cheese is to us (which many other groups of people find confusing and gross). The branding and packaging of the snacks alone are all kinds of colorful and intriguing, which ups the chances of you buying something without even knowing what it is. Who knows — maybe we’re better off that way.

Here are 17 of the weirdest Japanese snack foods that will definitely make you say, “WTF?!”

1. Mountain Dew Flavored Cheetos

2. Salty Watermelon Pepsi

3. Eel-Flavored Soda

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4. Scallop and Soy Sauce Chips

5. Karinto

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6. Ramen Ice Cream

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7. Roasted Baby Crabs

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8. Candied Squid

9. Cream Collon Snacks

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10. Curry Lemonade

11. Cheese Curry Cup Noodle

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12. Banana Oreo Bites

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13. Lobster Bisque Chips

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14. Tom Yum Flavored Pretz

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15. Hamburger Candy

16. Toilet Candy

17. Garlic Shrimp Doritos

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