Denroku Mame: A Long Selling Peanut Snack in Japan
When Japanese people think of peanut snacks, I think many will bring “Denroku Mame (でん六豆)” to mind.
In its name, “Mame (豆)” means bean in Japanese, while “Denroku (でん六)” is the name of a confectionery company whose head office is in the city of Yamagata, Japan.
Denroku Mame Peanuts
As you can guess from the above, Denroku Mame is the company Denroku’s signature product, which is a peanut snack similar in appearance to green beans.
Introduced into the market in 1956, Denroku Mame is a long-selling product. After the release, it gained tremendous popularity and now has become one of the most beloved peanut snacks in Japan.
Although these treats look like green beans, they are not. Actually, they have a peanut inside, which is covered in the green-colored puffed snack. The white things on the surface are sugar icing, by the way.
The outer puff is crispy with a gentle sweetness, while the peanut part is savory and has a nice crunchy bite, and you will never get tired of eating it.
What is more, in addition to being made with galactooligosaccharides that are good for the stomach, the Denroku Mame peanut also contains plenty of calcium and iron.
As for the ingredients, based on the list on the back of the bag, the Japanese snack food Denroku Mame consists of peanut, sugar, wheat flour, Kanbaiko (processed glutinous rice powder), starch, rice flour, salt, galactooligosaccharides, leavening agent, calcium carbonate, color (Cape jasmine), and iron pyrophosphate.
Where to buy
Since Denroku Mame is a classic peanut snack in Japan, the product is available in many supermarkets around the country.