Suppa Mucho Ume Plum Flavor Potato Chips from Koikeya
When Japanese people think of potato snacks, the first thing that comes to many people’s minds will be Calbee Potato Chips.
In fact, the series has the top share in the market. But at present, it is not available in sour flavors.
Regarding sour-acidic potato chips, Koikeya’s Suppa Mucho line is well known and has been a long-time favorite in Japan.
Koikeya Suppa Mucho Ume Chips
The product is priced at 116 yen or so (about 1 USD) and can be bought at many supermarkets.
This bag contains lightly salted potato chips with a refreshing plum flavor.
As you can see in the photo below, these crisps are partially colored/seasoned with Ume plum extract,
which makes them unlike any other.
These chips have such a good balance between sour and salty that I think even those who dislike Umeboshi can like them.
According to the ingredient list and nutrition facts label on the back of the bag,
the Suppa Mucho Ume chips mainly consist of Non-GMO potato, vegetable oil, sugar, dextrose, powdered ume vinegar, salt, powdered vinegar, powdered soy sauce, ume seasoning powder, Aosa seaweed, and oligosaccharide.
By the way, the plums for this product are produced in Kishu, Wakayama Prefecture, a famous production area of Ume.
The calories per bag (61 grams) are 343 kcal, and these treats contain 0.8 g salt equivalents in total.