Kasugai Green Mame: Deep-Fried Salted Green Pea Snack
When it comes to the Japanese confectionery company that is known for having good old snacks and candies, what comes to my mind first is “Kasugai Seika (春日井製菓)”.
In fact, I have introduced their classic candies that have long been loved in Japan several times in the past, which include this “Shio Ame (塩飴)” salt candy and this “Kuro Ame (黒飴)” brown sugar candy.
In addition to them, I sometimes have a craving for a long-selling green pea snack from Kasugai as a food accompaniment for beer, which I actually picked up today for this blog article.
Kasugai “Green Mame (グリーン豆)” Deep-Fried Salted Green Peas
My favorite Kasugai’s green pea snack is this “Green Mame (グリーン豆)”, which is one of the most beloved bean snacks in Japan that was first released in 1973.
As “Mame (豆)” means beans in Japanese, and just as the photo and text on the packaging indicates, the package is filled with a lot of green beans (peas).
The green peas are partly coated with flour batter, deep-fried, and salted, so these beans are pleasantly crispy and savory with moderate saltiness.
Besides, since the fried salted green peas are packed with umami taste, they are addictive and often eaten with beer in Japan as an Otsumami snack, as well as being favored as an afternoon snack alongside hot green tea.
According to the label, the ingredients in the Kasugai Green Mame green pea snack are pea, edible fat and oil, starch, sugar, wheat flour, processed glutinous rice, salt, seasonings (including amino acid), baking powder, and colors.
Where to Buy
Since Kasugai Green Mame has been a favorite of many Japanese for decades, it is available in many supermarkets around the country.