Taste test: These potato chips had narrow ripples and a dull yellow color, with some areas of browning, plus a sparse coating of dark, very fine seasoning bits. They were part of a series of instant soup-based flavors from Nissin, including the previously reviewed Tom Yum Goong Flavor.
We crunched in to find a nice crisp crunch and an initial taste that wasn't noticeably crab-like nor all that strongly peppery, though there were some mildly tangy spices. It got somewhat hot in the aftertaste, as some hot peppers arrived along with the black pepper taste, and that kick of spices lingered for quite a while. Pretty good.
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Smell test: Some tangy spices, not really crabby or fishy.
From the package: “Ingredients: Potato, Palm Oil, White Sugar, Black Pepper Powder, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybeans, Maltodextrin, Salt), Monosodium Glutamate, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Artificial Crab Flavor [Sunflower Oil, Flavor, Tocopherols (Preservative)], Black Pepper Flavor [Palm Oil, Flavor, Tocopherols (Preservative)], Caramel Color, Citric Acid Tocopherols (Preservative), Spice and Coloring, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate. Contains Soybeans.” ... “Photo for reference only”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at 99 Asian Supermarket, Malden, Massachusetts. Review published .