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Calbee Jagariko Salad

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Potato snacks are some of the best. The crunchi­ness of thick cut kettle-cooked potato chips is hard to beat, yet the elong­ated shape of French Fries makes them easi­er to eat. Calbee Jagariko takes the crunch of the potato chips and moulds it into the elong­ated shape of a French Fry, to give us the best of both. Jagariko is a port­manteau of jagaimo (a potato in Japanese) and the female name Rikako (a friend of the cre­at­or).

This Calbee Jagariko Salad is the main­stay fla­vour.

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Unlike Salad Pretz by Glico Japan, which is non­des­cript in identi­fy­ing the type of salad it emu­lates, Jagariko Salad has the fla­vour of a car­rot and pars­ley salad. Admittedly, it’s not the first type of salad that pops into my head, yet it exists and Jagariko Salad is abso­lutely tasty and addict­ive.

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Jagariko comes in a sealed tub with each stick about the length of a fin­ger and the dia­met­er of a pen­cil. Even more impress­ive than identi­fy­ing the type of salad, not only is each stick speckled green (pars­ley) and orange (car­rot), but there are pep­pery notes of pars­ley and mild sweet bit­ter­ness of car­rots fla­vour­ing the potato base. The more you eat, the more pro­nounced the pep­pery notes.

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It’s easy to eat more — these sticks are super crunchy with every bite.

This tub of Calbee Jagariko Salad was pro­duced in Japan and pur­chased in Hiroshima, Japan in 2015.