Best-Selling Corn Potage Flavor Snacks in Japan
There is a wide variety of savory snack foods in Japan as well as other countries, ranging from traditional standard ones, like Senbei and Surume, to modern unique ones. I love such savory snacks, so I usually stock up on some kinds in my room as shown in the photo below.
2 Japanese Corn Potage Snacks to Try
When it comes to popularity, “corn potage (コーンポタージュ)” flavor snacks are especially popular in Japan, so if you have a chance to shop at Japanese supermarkets or Dagashiya snack shops, you will find some different kinds lined up on the shelf in the snack and candy section.
Out of those, today I will introduce 2 best-selling corn potage snacks (corn puffs) from Umaibo and Riska that have been widely enjoyed in Japan for decades.
Riska Corn Potage Corn Puff Snack
The Japanese snack, Riska Corn Potage is not only one of my favorite treats, but also one of the most popular corn potage snacks in Japan.
Packed with the flavor of corn potage, these crispy corn puffs are very fragrant and really yummy. As a matter of fact, I have loved it since I was small.
Umaibo Corn Potage Flavor
Umaibo is a bar of corn puff that has been a favorite treat of Japanese children since it went on the market in 1979. It is one of the most famous Dagashi snacks, and sometimes dubbed “The King of Dagashi”.
One primary reason why Umaibo is popular with kids is that Umaibo only costs 10 yen (about 0.1 USD) and comes in many unique flavors. Of all the Umaibo bars, the Corn Potage flavor is the most popular.
Umaibo’s texture is somewhat hard compared to other corn puffs, and the Dagashi is so tasty for the price of 10 yen.