Calbee Nure-Jaga: Soft Crunchy Wet Potato Chips
Commercial potato chips are conventionally crispy or crunchy right after opening and usually neither wet nor moist.
However, I came across one of the latter types at a convenience store the other day, which made me wonder, Can I like it?
The product named Nure-Jaga (ぬれじゃが) is from Calbee, which kind of assured me that it is probably okay and made me want to try it.
Calbee Nure-Jaga (ぬれじゃが)
Based on some online sources, the product Calbee Nure-Jaga (Price: 163 yen/about 1.3 USD) was once locally limited, but it recently has been made available at 7 Eleven nationwide.
I can guess Calbee got this idea of wet potato chips from Nure-Senbei rice crackers that have been a long-time favorite in my country, Japan.
These potato chips are applied with Ama-Kara Shoyu (甘辛しょうゆ: sweet and spicy soy sauce), which infiltrates into the dough, making it moist.
Strictly speaking, these treats are not wet or limp. But they are soft and crunchy, and the surface is dry, not sticky.
I think this snack has people divided, but I like it. The soy sauce flavor is not overpowering, and the crisps are well-seasoned and yummy.
Since I’m used to the texture of Nure Senbei, the soft crunchiness of these treats is a familiar thing to me, and I can accept it.
|White potato, Vegetable oil, Soy sauce, Brewed seasoning, Maltose, Starch decomposition product, Bonito seasoning, Kombu seaweed extract, Amino acid seasoning, Emulsifier, Caramel pigment, Acidifier, Spice extract|
|Salt equivalents||0.4 g|