UHA Mikakuto Korokke no Manma Croquette Cracker
In September 2017, UHA Mikakuto introduced into the market a unique snack that hadn’t been around before, which I bought today for this blog article.
UHA Mikakuto Korokke no Manma
What I picked up this time is this Korokke no Manma (コロッケのまんま) cracker (Price: 150 yen) from UHA Mikakuto’s Sozai no Manma (惣菜のまんま: Side Dishes as They are) series.
As you can see in the photo, the packaging has a picture of a delicious-looking croquette on the front, to which I was attracted.
In the bag, there are five small pieces of breaded fried snacks.
As the Japanese phrase のまんま means as it is, the treat, Korokke no Manma, is like a miniature version of a croquette.
Texture-wise, unlike real croquettes, these fries are pleasantly crispy like a cracker.
But their taste and smell are very close to actual croquettes, which makes me think this treat is like it’s freeze-dried.
According to the list pictured above, the ingredients used in the Japanese croquette snack are as follows.
|Vegetable oil/fat, Panko breadcrumb, Granular vegetable protein, Sugar, Powdered vegetable protein, Lard, Chicken, Onion, Dried mashed potatoes, Starch, Soy sauce, Wheat flour, Beef flavoring paste, Salt, Spices, Soy powder, Skim milk powder, Egg yolk powder, Modified starch, Amino acid seasoning, Trehalose, Emulsifier, Thickener (Guar gum), Color (Carotenoid), Antioxidants (Vitamin E, Vitamin C), (Partially including wheat, egg, dairy products, beef, soybean, chicken, pork, apple, and gelatin)|
As you can see in the table, the UHA Korokke no Manma cracker uses almost the same ingredients as the regular croquette commonly made in Japanese households.
I don’t know how the maker produces the snack. But to me, it is like a freeze-dried croquette and as delicious as an actual one!