Salad Hope: A Signature Arare Cracker of Kameda

Kameda Seika (亀田製菓) is a confectionery company that Niigata, where I live, can boast to the world with an extensive line-up of rice crackers.

And those products include Kaki no Tane (Kameda Crisps), Happy Turn, Age Ichiban, Pota Pota Yaki, Soft Salad Senbei, and this Salad Hope (サラダホープ).

Kameda Salad Hope (サラダホープ)

Kameda Seika Salad Hope

As seen from the product description, Kameda Salad Hope was born in 1961, and this year (2021) marks its 60th anniversary.

Kameda Salad Hope

So commemorating that, this edition adopts things representing Niigata for its packaging design, which include colored carp Nishiki Goi (錦鯉) and Japanese crested ibis Toki (朱鷺).

Rice Crackers

Kameda Salad Hope Rice Crackers

Unlike Soft Salad Senbei, these Salad Hope crackers are made from glutinous rice called Mochi Gome (もち米) and classified as Arare (あられ).

This snack uses salad (Japanese vegetable) oil when frying, and the word Salad in its name derives from that.

Kameda Seika Salad Hope Arare Rice Crackers

As for the taste, the Arare uses bonito extract and Japan’s best-known salt Hakata no Shio (伯方の塩), which contribute to its umami, making its taste so good.

Kameda Salad Hope is a cracker that made the Salad flavor well-recognized and widely loved with Soft Salad Senbei.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kameda Salad Hope Rice Crackers Ingredients

Lastly, for your information, here are the specific ingredients and nutrition facts of the Salad Hope Arare.

Mochi-Gome glutinous rice, Vegetable oil, Salt, Spice, Bonito extract powder, Protein hydrolysate, Seasoning (Amino acid), Spice extract, Soy lecithin (Partially including Soybean, Chicken)

Nutritional Values

Kameda Salad Hope Rice Cracker Nutrition Facts Calories

Nutritional Values per Pack
Calories 67 kcal
Protein 1.1 g
Fat 1.6 g
Carbohydrates 12.0 g
Salt equivalents 0.27 g


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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