Denroku Mame : The Most Beloved 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 the product name, “Mame (豆)” means beans in Japanese, while “Denroku (でん六)” is the name of a confectionery manufacturer whose head office is in the city of Yamagata, Japan.
Denroku Mame Peanuts
As you can guess from the above, Denroku Mame is the peanut snack similar in appearance to green beans that is known as Denroku’s flagship product.
Denroku Mame is a long-selling snack food put on the market in 1956. After the release, it gained tremendous popularity and now has become one of the most beloved peanut snacks in Japan.
Although these snack pieces look like green beans, they have a peanut inside. In other words, the peanut is covered in the green-colored puffed snack. The white things on the surface are sugar icing.
The outer puff is crispy with an addicting sweetness, while the peanut part is savory and pleasantly crunchy, so you will never get tired of eating it.
What is better, in addition to being made with galacto-oligosaccharides that are good for the stomach, the Denroku Mame peanut contains plenty of calcium and iron.
According to the ingredient list on the back of the bag, the Denroku Mame snack consists of peanut, sugar, wheat flour, Kanbaiko (processed glutinous rice powder), starch, rice flour, salt, galacto-oligosaccharides, leavening agent, calcium carbonate, color (Cape jasmine), and iron pyrophosphate.
Where to buy Denroku Mame Peanuts
Denroku Mame is a classic peanut snack in Japan, so the product is available in many supermarkets.