Kin no Almond Fish Snack Served in Japan’s School Lunch

When I was an elementary schoolboy, I used to look forward to a small packaged fish snack sometimes served in school lunch.

In recent years, the treat that brings back memories of my childhood is available at supermarkets and drugstores, and the other day, I bought it for the first time in a while.

Kin no Almond Fish

Kin no Almond Fish

The snack food I loved as a student is this “Kin no Almond Fish (金のアーモンドフィッシュ)”.

As, in its name, “Kin no (金の)” means “golden” in Japanese, the upper part of the packaging is colored with gold.

Japanese Almond Fish Snack

The product is made up of 10 small packs, which contain a mix of small pieces of blanched roasted almonds and dried young anchovies. 

Although the amount is small (8 grams), eaters can take quite a little calcium and protein from the snack.

Kin no Almond Fish Snack

As you can see in the photo, Kin no Almond Fish is a simple old-fashioned snack.

But the dried anchovy is sweet and savory, while the roasted almonds are pleasantly crunchy, making the snack a delight for kids.


Kin no Almond Fish Snack Ingredients

According to the ingredient list on the back of the package, the Kin no Almond Fish snack consists of almonds, anchovy, sugar, sesame seeds, soy sauce, starch decomposition product, salt, trehalose, and seasoning (including amino acids).

Nutritional Values

Kin no Almond Fish Snack Nutrition Facts

Based on the nutrition facts label, the Kin no Almond Fish snack has 41 kcal per pack (8 grams) and contains

  • carbohydrates 1.9 g
  • calcium 65 mg
  • protein 2.9 g
  • sodium chloride equivalents 0.15 g
  • phosphorus 28 mg
  • fat 2.5 g
  • potassium 47 mg
  • iron 0.5mg


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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