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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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