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Calbee Harvest Snaps Baked Pea Crisps Wasabi

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