UHA Mikakuto Korokke no Manma Croquette Cracker
In September, 2017, a unique snack food that hadn’t been around until then was introduced into Japan’s market by UHA Mikakuto, which I bought today for this blog article.
UHA Mikakuto Korokke no Manma
What I purchased this time is this “Korokke no Manma (コロッケのまんま)” cracker 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 above, the product has an appealing package design with the delicious-looking croquette printed on it.
Inside the pack, there were 5 dried pieces of breaded fried snacks. As the Japanese phrase “のまんま” means “as it is”, the UHA Korokke no Manma snack is actually something like a miniature version of croquette.
However, unlike real croquette, the Japanese snack food is pleasantly crispy like a cracker. But its taste and smell are very close to actual croquette, which makes me think the snack is like a small, freeze-dried croquette.
So I checked what ingredients this snack uses. According to the ingredient list on the back of the product package, the UHA Korokke no Manma cracker mainly consists of vegetable fat and oil, breadcrumbs, 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, powdered skim milk, and egg yolk powder.
As shown above, the UHA Korokke no Manma cracker is made with almost the same ingredients as the croquette that is commonly made in households of Japan.
I don’t know how exactly the croquette cracker is produced, but to me it tastes like a freeze dried mini croquette, yes really yummy!
Where to Buy the UHA Korokke no Manma Cracker
Today, the UHA Korokke no Manma cracker has gained wide popularity in Japan, so it is available in many supermarkets and convenience stores for 150 yen (1.4 USD) or so.