Glico Cratz : One of the best Japanese potato snacks for beer
When it comes to Japanese beer snacks, dried squid snacks, including Surume, Saki-ika, and Noshi-ika, are representatives of the genre. Other than those, there are a bunch of snacks that go well with beer in Japan.
Generally, the Japanese snack food eaten along with beer and other alcoholic drinks is called Otsumami (おつまみ). If I give some examples of classic Japanese Otsumami snacks, the above dried squid snacks, Kamaboko (かまぼこ) and Edamame (枝豆) (Amazon.com) are standard snacks for alcoholic drinks in Japan. In fact, I like eating these along with chilled beer.
Apart from such standard Otsumami snacks, it seems like tasty beer snacks with unique features are increasing in Japan these days. For example, Glico Cratz is one of the relatively new Japanese beer snacks with great features and flavors. Now, the Glico’s beer snack series has actually become one of my best Otsumami snacks.
Glico Cratz Edamame : One of my best Japanese beer snacks
The Glico Cratz series has 3 flavors as of today, including the above Edamame flavor (Amazon.com) that is my most favorite and the pepper bacon flavor (Amazon.com) with a good reputation on Amazon.com.
The Glico Cratz snack is a potato snack featuring a rich flavor with body and plenty of umami that really works well with beer. The Japanese potato snack is crunchy on the outside and brittle on the inside like cookies. In fact, these Edamame flavored snacks are not so salty but savory and rich in umami of Edamame beans.
As you can see from the photos, some roasted almonds are also included in the bag.
The ingredient of Glico Cratz Edamame
When you see the description on the back of the bag, you can find the ingredient list of this Japanese beer snack. According to that, the ingredient mainly includes wheat flour, non-GMO dried potato, chicken extract, powdered Edamame bean, vegetable extract seasoning, salt, sugar, powdered Kombu extract, and starch.
Conclusion : Glico Cratz Edamame
This Glico Cratz Edamame snack has an addicting combination of saltiness and umami that stimulates the appetite and accentuates the taste of beer. It is one of the best Japanese beer snacks for me without doubt. If you are interested, I will highly recommend it.