The new snack style is said to be what “humankind has been waiting for”.
Japanese company Koike-ya has created a new snack that lets you eat a bag of potato chips without getting grease on your fingers – and more importantly, on your smartphone screen.
Straightforwardly called One Hand Chips, the product comes with pre-smashed chips, so you can just pour all the contents into your mouth without having to reach into the bag. One customer described the experience as: “I can just take it and chug it.”
— コイケヤ【公式】 (@koikeya_cp) November 29, 2018
The idea of ‘drinkable’ potato chips, however, has divided the internet. Some like the concept:
Drinkable potato chips so you don’t have to get your hands greasy? The news I’m here for: https://t.co/7tG0ogi6eM
— JOSLYN DAVIS (@JoslynDavis) February 7, 2019
— Reneta Thurairatnam (@Reneta22) February 7, 2019
Others like their chips more traditional:
Humanity is over.
‘Drinkable' potato chips: the products keeping your phone grease-free https://t.co/NoQrnte0Wh
— Julia Lindau (@julialindau) February 7, 2019
"Drinkable" chips? It's just crumbs! https://t.co/MsRByx5ayK
— B J Kelli (@realbjkelli) February 9, 2019
Koike-ya isn’t the first company that’s tried to make a tech-friendly snack item. Two years ago, McDonald’s introduced the frork, which lets customers eat fries while keeping their phones free from grease. The same idea applies to KFC’s synthetic finger.
How do you feel about One Hand Chips? Do you give it a thumbs up or a greasy thumbs down?