Yuzu Salt Jagariko by Calbee

Almost every snack in Japan comes in mul­tiple fla­vours. There’s the stand­ard fla­vours (think Salad Pretz and Chocolate Pocky) and there’ll also be region­al and lim­ited fla­vours. Like this Yuzu Salt Jagariko by Calbee, which came out in the second half of 2015.

Yuzu Salt Jagariko is a potato snack with the crunchi­ness of kettle cooked potato chips in the shape of French Fries and seasoned with the uplift­ing cit­rus fla­vour of yuzu and more­ish­ness of salt. As with all Jagariko, the sticks are about the length of a fin­ger and the thick­ness of a pen­cil and come in a sealed paper cup, here dec­or­ated with illus­tra­tions of yuzu.

The yuzu fla­vour isn’t strong in these Jagariko, with the ini­tial fla­vour being a salt fla­voured kettle cooked potato chip. Once you’ve giv­en it some munch­ing, though, a deli­cious yuzu fla­vour — a subtle uplift­ing bit­ter­ness like the rind — comes through. This yuzu fla­vour lingers and builds up in your mouth as you munch your way through the rest of the cup. They are addict­ively crunchy and delicious!

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Yuzu Salt Jagariko by Calbee was a lim­ited edi­tion from September 2015 to January 2016. It was pro­duced in Japan and pur­chased in Okayama, Japan in 2015.