Wasabi peas — dehydrated peas coated in wasabi seasoning — are a moreish snack packing a healthy spicy and crunchy kick. So when I spotted these Calbee Harvest Snaps Baked Pea Crisps Wasabi I was excited for what I thought were dehydrated whole snow peas coated in wasabi seasoning.
To my surprise, these are not whole snow peas, but more like corn puffs made with peas in a snow pea shape. They’re made with 65% whole green peas and have less fat and more fibre than regular potato chips.
Surprise aside, these are tasty snacks — each ‘pea’ is crispy and light and not the least bit oily. The smell of wasabi is evident from opening the package, but it’s a savoury flavour that comes through on tasting before the pleasant spiciness of the wasabi mid-bite. The wasabi taste is not particularly strong — nothing to clear your sinuses — but it’s a healthy kick, and together with the lightness of these snacks, it keeps you returning.
This package of Wasabi Harvest Snaps by Calbee contained 93 g. It was produced in Thailand and purchased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.but