Seaweed pops up in the diet of many East Asian countries, but perhaps it’s best known for its use in Japanese cuisine with the popularisation of crisp sheets of nori in sushi. Of course, seaweed pops up in other tasty formats, such as wakame in miso soup or kombu as a component in dashi broth.
Because nori is delicious, here we have Nori Ultrafine Pretz by Glico Japan.
These ultra fine Pretz are about half the diameter of standard Pretz and dusted in a fine nori salt.
The nori flavour comes through prominently in the smell of each Pretz, but only faintly as a pleasant savoury umami on tasting being overwhelmed by the more toasty flavours of the biscuit itself. When more sticks are eaten at once — around 5 – 10 — though, the nori flavour comes through more strongly on tasting and develops a slight peppery heat as you keep eating. A much stronger nori flavour would’ve been well appreciated.
This pack of Nori Ultrafine Pretz by Glico Japan contained 100 pieces. It was produced in Japan and purchased in Osaka, Japan in 2015.