Taste test: These shrimp chips had a fry-like appearance, but the ripples were much more subtle than the ones pictured on the bag, and there was also some very fine black powder on the surfaces.
We crunched in to find a crisp, loud crunch that was quite nice, with a lightly peppery initial taste, followed by a fishy type of flavor, with the pepper coming back to dominate the aftertaste. Tasty, with less of a shrimp dominance than the original Calbee shrimp chips.
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Smell test: Kind of fishy.
From the package: “Wheat Puffed Snacks” ... “Baked” ... “New Flavor” ... “Product of Thailand” ... “Inspired by an age-old Japanese recipe and beloved in the U.S. for over 50 years, East meets West as Calbee Shrimp Chips captures the authentic flavor of natural, wild shrimp in this delicious, baked snack.” ... “Under the license and the strictest quality control of Calbee, Inc. Japan”
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Company: Calbee North America, LLC
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Super 88, Boston. Review published .