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Guamanians sad at discontinuation of Meiji's Karl Cheese Puffs

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 4:39 PM Updated:

It's the last of a Japanese snack turned local favorite, after Meiji announces they're ending production of the cheese-flavored chip many have come to love. The snack is already hard to find in local stores.

You might remember the taste of Meiji's Karl Cheese Puffs. Now local supermarkets, like Payless, confirm they're no longer carrying the green bags. Bernie Onedera told KUAM News, "The stores took it upon themselves and took pallets of it to last as long it can hold, you know, into the markets. In the last three months, I think our stores alone took a container - now it's depleted."

It was a childhood favorite, says Onedera, the operations manager of Payless Supermarket who tells us they found out 3 months ago that the manufacturer from Japan's made the decision to discontinue production. The reason?

"To what I heard is because it didn't do as well in Japan as it did here," she explained. "Meiji chips literally flew off the shelves, as the taste is loved by many here on Guam. I loved the chips...you don't even realize you could finish a whole bag. Guam is where I learned it as well you know I was in Japan but I didn't really see it out there not like here."

Onedera says it is possible that another company could try to replicate the taste, but no word yet if we'll ever see the signature Meiji green bags back on the shelf.

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