Bourbon 'Petit' series - mini potato chips

Posted by Linda on 13. 2013 0 comments
I love the 'Petit' series brand of yummy mini treats from popular Japanese snack manufacturer Bourbon, basically they are a range of yummy classic snacks & treats (mostly cookies/biscuits) made into small bite-size pieces, there are currently 24 different types of mini treats in the 'Petit' series range, and still growing. The 'Petit' series is 1 of Bourbon's trademark brands and it's very popular in Japan because of their convenience, the little snacks are conveniently packaged and they're great for sharing with friends or just to keep them for yourself, not to mention they're really yummy too! I always buy a whole bunch of these mini snacks from the Petit series whenever I am in Japan, but they are surprisingly difficult to find online. So I was over the moon when I discovered a whole section on the top shelf in the snack aisle at Maruyu dedicated to Bourbon's Petit series snacks! I saw 7 or 8 different types of treats from the Petit series on the shelf, since I love them so much I didn't hesitate to grab a pack of every type available and threw them into my shopping basket!
Today I will review about 1 of my favourite types of treats from the series; mini potato chips!

they are basic potato chips that have been lightly salted, the chips were not too hard but they still had a lovely soft crunch to them when you munch on the them, and the seasoning wasn't too salty, so the flavours of the chips and the salt seasoning balanced each other well.
Although there's really nothing particularly "special" about these chips, since they're just the classic standard salted potato chips, but their miniature size (about bite-size) gives them a sense of cuteness!

Overall these lip-smackingly delectable mini chips are great to snack on anytime anywhere, and as I pointed out before, they're great for sharing with others, but they are just so tasty, you wouldn't want to share it with anyone!

My rating (overall):

From the photos some of you might think they look like a miniature version of 'Pringles' potato chips, and you are right, they do indeed have a lot of similarities, they basically have the same shape and taste (when compared to the original salted flavour of Pringles chips). But compared to Pringles chips, these mini chips in the Petit series have a slightly softer texture and are only about half the size of a standard Pringles chip. But both are lip-smackingly yummy, so if you love Pringles chips, then you would love these mini chips in the Petit series too!

As I mentioned before, there's currently 24 different types of snacks in the Petit series range, so far I have tried 9 of them, I hope I will eventually be able to try ALL of them! And needless to say, the Petit series is also on my list of favourite snack brands! I also love the commercials for these Petit series snacks, they're so kawaii (mainly because of those adorable bear mascots)! Here's a compilation of some of their commercials I found on youtube:

These Petit series snacks are also available at Conveni8, but Maruyu sells them slightly cheaper, so normally I would not buy the Petit series snacks (or ANY Japanese snack for that matter) from Conveni8, since their prices are generally more expensive than Maruyu. The only time I would buy anything from Conveni8 is if it's on sale for a competitive price.

That's it for today's entry, I hope you all enjoy reading it, my next food review will probably be posted in a few days.

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