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Japanese gaming company Namco has entered into the weird food business after teaming up with snack maker Calbee to create cola-flavored potato chips.

The product reportedly required eight months of development and will be available exclusively in Namco crane games as prizes.

According to the taste taste video below, the chips actually do taste like cola, which makes us wonder how consumers will choose to wash them down.

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This product must have been totally engulfed by the dark side, because details are damn near impossible to come by. All I could find is that it’s limited edition, and as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, from Japan.

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Cola-flavored mustache lollipops. Your argument is invalid.

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After losing its second most popular cola spot, Pepsi has been looking for ways to differentiate its products, and will be launching a mid-calorie soda called Pepsi Next, which will aim to please those who count calories, but still want sugar in their sodas.

The new drink will have will have 40 calories per 8-ounce serving, which amounts to 60 calories in a 12-ounce can. It also seems that the company is set to offer Mt. Dew Next and Sierra Mist Next, as Beverage Digest reports that PepsiCo has applied for trademarks on both.

The official release date is unclear, as a spokesman for PepsiCo declined to comment.

(CBB via The Consumerist)