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Japan goes into panic buying of chips at S$16 a packet after harvest crunch

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"I realised how addicted I was to potato chips after the halt. I'll be waiting for sales to resume." - One of the tweets from a Calbee potato chips fan

Tokyo

DEMAND for potato chips has surged in Japan this week, with products on offer for six times their retail price online after Japanese snack company Calbee Inc halted the sale of some of its most popular chip brands.

Calbee's pizza-flavoured chips were going for about 1,250 yen

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