Salad Hope: Kameda’s Classic Arare Rice Cracker

“Kameda Seika (亀田製菓)” is a confectionery company that the prefecture where I live “Niigata (新潟)” boasts to the world with an extensive line-up of rice cracker products,

which include Kaki no Tane (Kameda Crisps), Happy Turn, Age Ichiban, Pota Pota Yaki, Soft Salad Senbei, and what I introduce here “Salad Hope (サラダホープ)”.

Salad Hope Arare from Kameda Seika

Kameda Seika Salad Hope

As you can see in the picture above, the product Kameda Salad Hope was born in 1961 and this year marks its 60th anniversary.

Kameda Salad Hope

So commemorating that, this edition adopts things that represent Niigata for 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 the 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)“.

Kameda Seika Salad Hope Arare Rice Crackers

Although the name includes “Salad”, these Arare crackers are lightly seasoned with Japan’s most famous salt “Hakata no Shio (伯方の塩)” and bonito extract and far from “salad”. 

Either way, with a light crunch, the Kameda Salad Hope cracker tastes so good and now has become one of the most loved Arare products in Japan.

Ingredients and Nutrition Facts

Kameda Salad Hope Rice Crackers Ingredients

Kameda Salad Hope Rice Cracker Nutrition Facts Calories

Lastly, for people who want to know the specific ingredients, nutrition facts, and calories of the Kameda Salad Hope cracker, here are the labels.


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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