Japan is a haven for tasty snacks rationed into reasonably moderate portions to avoid overeating. These here are Calbee Jagabee Light Salt.
Jagabee is a snack made by frying real, thick, natural-cut potatoes. These are lightly salted, although they come in many different flavours including regionally limited editions like takoyaki in the Kansai area.
Each box contains sealed portions of 18 grams and is illustrated with the Jagabee mascot.
These potato snacks are crispy, crunchy and savoury perfection. They have a pleasantly salty smell and the crunchiest mouthfeel. Unlike fresh thick cut chips that have soft innards, these have a crispy skin and are crunchy all the way through. Past the crunch, the snacks melt-in-your-mouth to create an addictive savoury flavour. It goes without saying that it would be too easy to go through a large bag of these — which they do sell under other brands — if they weren’t rationed into 18-gram portions.
This box of Calbee Jagabee Light Salt contained 5 packs of 18 g. It was produced in Japan and gifted by relatives visiting Tokyo, Japan in 2016.