Apr 17, 2011

Review: Calbee - Shrimp Flavored Chips

Calbee is a major Japanese snack food maker and its Shrimp Flavored Chips have been available locally here in southern California for as long as I can remember. The "chips" are shaped somewhat similar in size and shape to a Cheeto but less craggy and with even ridges. They are toasted and made with wheat flour. A 4-ounce bag retails for $2.29 at my local major supermarket but generally cost about $1 to $1.50 at an Asian grocery store.

Shrimp Flavor Chips make for a fairly light snack with a very satisfying crunch. The flavor is interesting but in a good way, hinting a little of dried shrimp but not too much. It's a more subtle flavor. I like that they don't taste too salty.
Even if you don't like shrimp, these are worth a try, especially if you're looking for new but not overly strong flavors.

Nutritional Info - Calbee Shrimp Flavored Chips - 1 oz serving (28g)
Calories - 130 (from Fat - 45)
Fat - 5g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 170mg
Carbs - 20g (Sugar - 1g)
Protein - 2g