Taste test: These ramen-themed potato chips were the third of three Nissin flavors we ate, following Tom Yum Goong and Black Pepper Crab, and they had the same narrow-rippled cut and gently curving shapes. The surfaces generally had a light orange color, with some sparse dark seasoning bits and areas of skin on the edges.
I crunched in to find a tangy flavor to start, growing hotter and spicier and seafood-ier soon after, with much of the same lingering for an aftertaste. It was a impressive taste, at times bringing to mind an actual spicy Asian seafood soup — so this was a very good match for the promised flavor. Tasty and intense.
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Smell test: Very tangy and spicy, with hints of seafood helping to bring out the spice, but not fishy in a bad way.
From the package: “Product of China” ... “Ingredients: Potato, Palm Oil, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, White Sugar, Kimchi Flavor (Salt, Monosodium Glutamate, Garlic Powder, Flavor), Garlic Powder, Salt, Seafood Powder (Shrimp, Maltodextrin, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Squid Powder, Anchovy Flavor, Cuttlefish Flavor), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Onion Powder, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Disodium 5-Ribonucleotides, Silicon Dioxide, Natural Chili Flavor, Paprika Color, Tocopherols (Preservatives). Contains Wheat, Soybeans, Anchovy and Shrimp.”
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This snack was discovered at 99 Asian Supermarket, Malden, Massachusetts. Review published .