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

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

Since in recent years the treat that brings back memories of my childhood can also be bought in supermarkets and drugstores, the other day I picked it up for the first time in a while.

Kin no Almond Fish

Kin no Almond Fish

What I bought this time is the pictured Japanese snack called “Kin no Almond Fish (金のアーモンドフィッシュ)”. In its name, “Kin no (金の)” means “golden” in Japanese, so the upper part of the packaging is colored with gold.

Japanese Almond Fish Snack

The package contains 10 small packs and each contains a mix of small pieces of blanched roasted almonds and dried young anchovies. Although one pack contains only a small amount (8 grams), the fish snack enables eaters to easily take quite a little calcium and protein.

Kin no Almond Fish Snack

As you can see in the photo above, Kin no Almond Fish is a simple old-fashioned snack, but the dried anchovy is moderately sweet, packed with natural umami, while the roasted almond is pleasantly crunchy and savory. The overall 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 classic Japanese snack Kin no Almond Fish consists of almond (harvested in the U.S.), Japanese anchovy, sugar, sesame seeds, soy sauce, starch decomposition product, salt, trehalose, and seasonings (including amino acids).

Nutrition Facts

Kin no Almond Fish Snack Nutrition Facts

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