Umaibo Tonkatsu Sauce : The Best Tonkatsu Sauce Flavored Snack
“Umaibo (うまい棒)” is a very popular “Dagashi (駄菓子)” snack sold by Yaokin. Although Umaibo is a cheap corn puff snack and only costs 10 yen (0.1 USD) in Japan, it is really yummy and comes in many flavors.
Since the corn puff snack is loved by both adults and children in Japan, it is available in many supermarkets and convenience stores.
Actually, today I bought a popular flavor of Umaibo for this blog article at a supermarket near my house.
Umaibo Tonkatsu Sauce Flavor
What I purchased this time is this Umaibo Tonkatsu Sauce flavor. According to Umaibo’s official website, Umaibo Tonkatsu Sauce is the oldest flavor in the series that was released in July, 1979.
As the flavor name indicates, this Umaibo corn puff snack bar has a flavor of Tonkatsu Sauce.
Tonkatsu Sauce (とんかつソース)
As I wrote about Tonkatsu sauce in the previous article, it is a Japanese brown sauce similar to Worcester sauce.
Specifically, based on the ingredient list of this Tonkatsu Sauce, the Japanese brown sauce is made with tomato, apple, prune, lemon, carrot, onion, brewed vinegar, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, salt, starch, yeast extract, soybean, and spices.
Tonkatsu sauce is a thick, rich version of Worcester sauce and is a little bit spicy.
Taste of Umaibo Tonkatsu Sauce
In fact, this Umaibo snack is made emulating the flavor of actual Tonkatsu sauce. The corn puff snack is full of Tonkatsu-Sauce-like flavor, really savory and a little bit spicy.
As for the ingredient of this Umaibo Tonkatsu Sauce flavor, the snack is made with Non-GMO corn, vegetable fat and oil, sauce powder, sugar, dextrose, breadcrumbs, spices, tomato powder, salt, bonito powder, amino acid, acidifier, and sucralose.
Umaibo Tonkatsu Sauce is a popular flavor of Umaibo. Some Tonkatsu Sauce flavored snacks are available in Japan, but I think this snack is best.