Norishio: Potato Chips Flavor that Represents Japan
When it comes to the flavor of potato chips, “Norishio (のりしお)” is among the classics that have long been loved by Japanese people.
Norishio is actually a compound word composed of “Nori (のり)” which is an edible seaweed and “Shio (しお)” meaning salt in Japanese.
Calbee Potato Chips Nori-Shio
In Japan, Calbee has the top share in the sales of potato chips.
In fact, Nori-Shio flavor potato chips are produced and sold by a number of snack food manufacturers, but Calbee is No.1 in terms of the sales volume of the flavor.
The Norishio flavor is lightly salted potato crisps flecked with particles of Nori seaweed.
Nori is known as an ingredient used in Sushi, but it actually comes in various varieties, and for the Nori-Shio flavor potato chip, the one called “Aonori (青のり: green laver)” is typically prepared.
Together with “Usu-Shio (うすしお: lightly salted)”, Nori-Shio is one of the most loved potato chips flavors in Japan and is especially characterized by the nice fragrance of Aonori seaweed.
Lastly, let’s see the ingredients in the Calbee Norishio Potato Chips.
Based on the label pictured above, the Japanese snack is made from Non-GMO potatoes, palm oil, rice oil, salt, Aonori seaweed, Aosa (sea lettuce), red chili pepper, sesame oil, and seasoning (including amino acids).