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

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

Since the fish snack that makes me feel nostalgic can also be bought in supermarkets and drugstores in recent years, the other day I purchased it for the first time in a while.

Kin no Almond Fish Snack

Kin no Almond Fish

What I picked up this time is this “Kin no Almond Fish (金のアーモンドフィッシュ)” snack. In the product name, “Kin no (金の)” means golden in Japanese, so the upper part of the product package is gold in color.

The product has 10 small packs in the package and each pack contains a mix of small pieces of blanched roasted almonds and dried young Japanese anchovies.

Japanese Almond Fish Snack

Although one pack contains only a small amount (8 g), the fish snack enables eaters to easily take quite a little amount of calcium and protein.

As you can see in the photo, the Kin no Almond Fish snack is a simple snack, but the dried anchovy has plenty of natural umami and a moderate sweetness, while the roasted almond is pleasantly crunchy and savory.

Kin no Almond Fish Snack

As a whole, the snack tastes pretty good and could make myself as a kid happy.


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 almond (harvested in the U.S.), Japanese anchovy, sugar, sesame seeds, soy sauce, starch decomposition product, salt, trehalose, and seasonings (including amino acid)

Nutrition Facts

Kin no Almond Fish Snack Nutrition Facts

Based on the nutrition facts, one pack (8 g) of the Kin no Fish Almond snack has 41 kcal and contains

  • carbohydrate 1.9 g
  • calcium 65 mg
  • protein 2.9 g
  • sodium chloride equivalent 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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