Leave it to Japan to once again give us the foods we didn’t know we needed: in this case, a vampire defense system and savory munchie packaged as a brand-new type of that childhood favorite of snacks, the Dorito. But this is no friendly Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese flavor; no, the new chip is all powerful garlic, and is stained an inky charcoal black for that optimum weird factor.
The limited-edition chips are out just in time for Halloween, of course. They follow in the mold of IKEA’s black ninja hot dog, McDonald’s pumpkin-and-chocolate French fries, and Burger King’s black-bun Whopper as one of Japan’s more unusual (and dark) iterations of a fast food favorite.
These also come hot on the heels of the release of the world’s spiciest chip, another Halloween-themed novelty chip that has regularly brought taste-testers to tears. In both cases, snack at your own risk.