Calbee Jagabee: One of Japan’s Best Potato Stick Snacks
Calbee is the largest snack food manufacturer in Japan, and according to their latest financial report, the top 3 product lines whose sales amount is large are as follows.
Actually, they are all potato snacks. Specifically, as the name indicates, the Calbee Potato Chips line consists of potato chips products, while the others are potato stick snacks.
Since I wrote about Calbee Jagariko potato sticks in this article before, today I will talk about Calbee’s Jagabee series that is ranked third above.
Calbee Jagabee (カルビー じゃがビー)
The other day, I went shopping at a supermarket near my house and bought the Calbee Jagabee shown in the photo above.
The Japanese potato stick snack, Jagabee was first introduced in 2006 by Calbee, and today the line-up is made up of 7 regular products, which include the one I purchased this time with a lightly salted flavor (うすしお味).
These potato fries are made by deep-frying potatoes with skin, so you can see a dark brown potato stick in the photo above.
Jagbee vs Jagariko (Jagarico)
One primary difference between Calbee Jagariko (Jagarico) and Jagabee is texture. The Jagariko potato fries are crispy, somewhat hard, while these Jagabee potato sticks are soft crunchy compared to Jagariko.
Therefore, when shopping, I choose one of them depending on my mood. As a result, this time I grabbed the lightly salted Jagabee.
Calbee Jagabee, together with Jagariko, is one of the best-selling fried potato sticks in Japan, so if you are interested in Japanese potato stick snacks, these Calbee’s potato fries are must-try items.
Lastly, according to the ingredient list on the top paper lid, the Calbee Jagabee potato stick is made from Non-GMO potato, vegetable oil, salt, corn starch, powdered Kombu (kelp) seaweed extract, seasoning (amino acids and so on), and vitamin C.