These came out last autumn, were limited time, and were very hard to find. Pepsi flavored “Cheetos" (corn puffs).
These had so many flavors and sensations. At first, there was a tingly feeling on your tongue as if it was carbonated. Then it tasted like Pepsi. Then there was a sweet aftertaste with a hint of corn. My friend was addicted to them, but I didn’t like them. Not because they tasted horrible, but because there’s just so many sensations. Chips shouldn’t tingle! I was just thinking how many chemicals went into these puffs just so they tasted the way they did.
These came out last autumn. I’ve never had truffles nor foie gras before, so I can’t say if the chips tasted like them or not. I don’t remember much about the taste. I remember the chips being savory. And I remember that they weren’t disgusting. Nothing special, I guess.
Saw these two new flavors at the konbini the other day. Green curry and tom yum koon flavored potato chips.
The chips themselves are little sturdier and harder, like kettle chips.
The green curry chips smelled like coconut and did taste a bit like green curry. Salty green curry. With a kick of kaffir lime flavors and coconut now and then. Not bad, not great. They do taste like what the package said. But to me, they’re not addicting.
I did not like the tom yum goong chips, however. It was just sour. Smelled lime-y. The sour-ness overwhelmed anything else. It didn’t taste like tom yum goong. There was a slight spicy and weird artificial lemongrass-ish aftertaste. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Was it hard to get into the program? Did you have to be REALLY qualified? ^^ How was the selection process?
It wasn’t hard, but it was very competitive. Depending on where you apply out of. America gets the majority of the slots. Only a handful of slots for other countries. Bigger cities have more slots, but they also have more applicants. I know some people who interview out of smaller cities to increase their chances.
If memory serves me, there were about 100 JETs from Los Angeles when I got selected. From a pool of over 1,500 applicants who made it to the interview process. God knows how many more applied and never made it to the interviews. So.. very competitive.
As for qualifications, technically, you just have to be a college graduate and native speaker. Most of the ALTs I know aren’t English majors, including myself. There are many ALTs who shouldn’t be here IMO, but are. They hate kids and their work ethics are atrocious. You mainly need good letters of recommendations and a good essay to get to the interview, IMO. And then wow them in the interview.