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Lawson Japan serves up carbs on carbs with their new French Fry Bread

By Katy Kelly, SoraNews24

Coming from the UK, I find it interesting how many strange things my birth country has in common with Japan. We both drive on the left, for one thing. We both drink a lot of tea. We have prime ministers. But one of the little things that caught my eye is that Japan, like Britain, is very amenable to stacking carbohydrates on top of carbohydrates to make a snack.

Yes, much like how you can order a “chip butty” in the UK—that’s fried potato on buttered bread, plus condiments if you prefer—one of the most beloved schoolyard snacks in Japan is yakisoba-pan. This consists of a bread roll stuffed full of starchy yakisoba noodles, often topped with pale pink fronds of pickled ginger and slathered in mayonnaise.

But guess what? Now there’s a new kid on the carbo-loaded bread block. Convenience store Lawson began selling a new product titled “Before Saying Anything, Please Try It Just Once! French Fry Bread” on July 13. It costs 150 yen.

The bread in question is a flatbread with a layer of ketchup spread over its surface, which is then liberally topped with curry-powder-dusted french fries. Ground parsley is sprinkled atop the bread to finish it. Lawson recommends lightly toasting the bread in a toaster oven to enjoy this starchy snack to the fullest.

It seems like quite a few people have already bought a snack and are sharing their thoughts on social media.

“I got charmed by the idea of French fry bread so I bought it, but it tasted exactly like I predicted it would.”

“Today I witnessed the god of starch in the form of Lawson’s French fry bread.”

“The packaging on Lawson’s new bread implored me to try it at least once. So I did. I certainly tried it.”

“It’s really delicious! Go try it next time you go to Lawson!”

Want to try more strange things atop baked dough? Domino’s Pizza has you covered with their latest fish and chips pizza!

Sources: Lawson via Netlab, Twitter

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Whether it's chip butty or yakisoba on plain unhealthy white bread, no, no and NO!

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In the spirit of SortaNews24 - more empty calories.

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Doesn’t sound too bad, but I’d only eat one if I knew I was going to walk 12 miles straight after.

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I was virtually raised on chip butties, no problem there.

But..... curry powder?? And parsley???

Ar't avvin' a laff?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Cor..what I'd do for a proper chip butty right now.

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Whether it's chip butty or yakisoba on plain unhealthy white bread, no, no and NO!

Just try it

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There's one thing more horrible than Japanese French fries, and that is the (un)famous Japanese "bread" (at least for an European). So yeah this product is for sure "Japanese Only", as I wouldn't feed it to animals, nevermind humans.

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A chip butty is what you have after necking one too many pints!

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Pure crap!

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Proper chip butties are delicious. Must be proper chips from the chippy, and only cheap, white sliced bread will do, with a thick layer of butter on each slice. No sauce of any kind.

One of my special treats, that and Angel Delight.

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Liverpool chip butties.

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