Here's a picture of the bag of chips.
Mmm mmm Calbee.
I've been eating this brand of shrimp chips since I was a kid. I'll admit I don't have them nearly as often now, but that's mostly because I seldom visit chinese grocery stores nowadays. Back when I was a kid, my sisters and I would scoop up a bag or two every time we tagged along with our parents to one. There were other snack food favorites, but shrimp chips were always a must have.
For those of you who have never tasted shrimp chips (and I have to assume that's practically all of you), the flavor is a bit hard to describe. There is definitely a seafood element to the taste and the ingredients actually list shrimp. I have no clue how they might affect a purely western palate but they are little sticks of joy as far as I'm concerned. The only potential downside is they are a bit pricey compared to normal potato chips. I'm sure the cost of importing them drives up the price and in general they cost twice as much as a comparable bag of Lay's or Dorito's. I guess it's too much to hope that someone will open up a giant shrimp chip factory locally and undercut the competition.