Glico Cratz : One of the Best Japanese Potato Snacks for Beer

When it comes to Japanese beer snacks, I think dried squid snacks, like Surume, Saki-ika, and Noshi-ika, are representatives of the genre.

Of course, other than these, there are a bunch of Japanese snacks that go well with beer.

Generally, the snack food eaten with beer and other alcoholic drinks is called “Otsumami (おつまみ)” in Japan.

If I give examples of classic Japanese Otsumami snacks, in addtion to the above dried squid snacks, “Kamaboko (かまぼこ)” and “Edamame (枝豆)” ( are standard snacks for alcoholic drinks in Japan.

In recent years, tasty beer snacks with unique features have come out one after another in Japan.

Glico Cratz is one of them, which I purchased this time for this blog article.

Glico Cratz Edamame

The Glico Cratz series has 3 flavors as of today, including the above Edamame flavor ( that is my most favorite and the pepper & bacon flavor ( with a good reputation on

Glico Cratz Edamame

Glico Cratz is a potato snack characterized by its rich umami flavor that really goes well with beer.

Like cookies, the Japanese potato snack is crunchy on the outside and brittle on the inside.

These Edamame flavored snacks are savory, rich in umami of Edamame beans, and satisfying. They are not so salty.

Besides, as you can see from the photos, some roasted almonds are included in the snack.


Glico Cratz Edamame Ingredients

According to the ingredient list on the back of the package. the Glico Cratz Edamame snack is made mainly with wheat flour, non-GMO dried potato, chicken extract, powdered Edamame bean, vegetable seasoning, salt, sugar, powdered Kombu extract, and starch.

In Conclusion

The Glico Cratz potato snack has a great combination of saltiness and savoriness that stimulates the appetite and accentuates the taste of beer. In fact, I think it is one of the best beer snacks in Japan.

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Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. I want to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures and trivia.

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