7-Elevens across Thailand are like beacons of air conditioned goodness. Inside their shiny tiled floors and packed aisles, rows of chips with strange flavors line the shelves.

They call the flavor Lobster, Duck, Seaweed and Salad. I have another name for them all … SALT!

A lover of the salty snack, I’ve been known to go into a 7-Eleven in Thailand, find the strangest chips I can, and sample them.

Fried Shrimp Chips
Fried Shrimp Chips

This is often much to the disgust of my loving wife … or anyone else we are with. But where and when else in life am I going to have the chance to sample:

// Lobster Hot Plate

/// Japanese Seaweed

//// Peking Duck With Sauce

/// Crab Fried Rice

// Buttered Corn

/ Hot & Spicy Crab

Most of the time, these chips from 7-Eleven don’t taste anything like their name. As I mentioned above, fish, meat, seaweed and sushi are all just marketing terms for one thing: salty!

 

I have to guess the flavor when there's no English on a bag of chips. Like these ... we'll go with salmon and sesame chicken
I have to guess the flavor when there’s no English on a bag of chips. Like these … we’ll go with salmon and sesame chicken

 

Angry Birds cheese balls next to Grilled Squid Seaweed Roll chips
Angry Birds cheese balls next to Grilled Squid Seaweed Roll chips

 

Crab Curry ... and other tasty chip flavors at a Thailand 7-Eleven
Crab Curry … and other tasty chip flavors at a Thailand 7-Eleven

 

Lays stax are sort of like Pringles ... and Mister Potato is a bootleg of them all
Lays stax are sort of like Pringles … and Mister Potato is a bootleg of them all

 

You can find Cheetos in Thailand in cheesy, jalepeno and super cheese flavors
You can find Cheetos in Thailand in cheesy, jalepeno and super cheese flavors

 

Nori Seaweed and Pepper Shrimp flavored french fry chips at 7-Eleven in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nori Seaweed and Pepper Shrimp flavored french fry chips at 7-Eleven in Chiang Mai, Thailand

American and Thai Chips at 7-Eleven

In addition to all of these strange (by American standards) chip flavors, 7-Elevens in Thailand also are chock-full of some favorites from home. Alongside the duck, pork, squid and pizza snacks are a full line of salted, sour cream & onion, barbecue and more.

But those are far less interesting, so instead, here’s a video of me highlighting some more strange chip flavors at a 7-Eleven in Chiang Mai, Thailand


More Strange Chips at 7-Eleven in Thailand

Some more strange flavors that I’ve encountered at 7-Elevens in Thailand include…

/ Chocolate

Lays Thailand presents: Peking Duck With Sauce
Lays Thailand presents: Peking Duck With Sauce

// Nori Seaweed

/// Hot Chili Squid

//// BBQ Crispy Pork

/// Curry

// Fried Shrimp

/ Honey, Garlic & Pork

/ Sweet & Spicy

// Extra Barbeque

/// French Salad

//// Taro Fish Snack

///// French Fries & Ketchup (with an actual packet of ketchup)

//// Prawn

/// Crab Curry

// Sushi

/ Pizza

 

Inside a Thai 7-Eleven in Buri Ram, Thailand
A 7-Eleven in Buri Ram, Thailand — that’s me taking the photo and my wife Carrie looking on

 

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Want to read even more about my experiences in 7-Elevens across Thailand and SouthEast Asia? Then check out these posts:

** Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven in Thailand

** A Night out in Hong Kong Starts at 7-Eleven

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What strange chip or snack flavors have YOU encountered in your travels?