Sapporo Potato: Calbee’s Classic Vegetable Stick Snack

Calbee is a Japanese company that makes snacks and cereals, having the overwhelming top share in the potato chips market in Japan.

In recent years, the maker has been vigorously creating new treats, many of which taste great, and I love their Miino.

In addition to Miino, Calbee has a rich lineup of veggie snacks, but one of the best-known, tastiest is undoubtedly this Sapporo Potato.

Calbee Sapporo Potato

Calbee Sapporo Potato

Calbee Sapporo Potato debuted in 1972 when the prefectural capital of Hokkaido, Sapporo, held the winter Olympic games.

Plus, the northernmost main island of Japan, Hokkaido, is Japan’s largest producer of potatoes, because of which the snack name makes much sense.

Calbee Sapporo Potato Vegetable Sticks

As you can see in the photo, Calbee Sapporo Potato is a stick snack whose base is potato and potato starch.

It is light and crispy with faint tints coming from 7 vegetables, spinach, carrot, green pepper, pumpkin, tomato, onion, and red beet.

Sapporo Potato Vegetable Sticks from Calbee

Those seven varieties of veggies play a role in the colorfulness of the snack, but their taste is never overbearing and modest. 

Instead, the stick snack has a light yet well-balanced umami and leaves a pleasant savory aftertaste that addicts many snackers.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Calbee Sapporo Potato Ingredients Nutrition Facts Calories Label

Wheat flour, Vegetable oil, Potato, Potato starch, Dried potato, Corn starch, Sugar, Spinach, Salt, Joshinko rice flour, Carrot, Green pepper, Pumpkin powder, Tomato paste, Onion powder, Red bell pepper paste, Red beet powder, Protein hydrolyzate, Dextrin, Seasoning (amino acid), Trehalose, pH adjuster, Sweetener (licorice), Vitamin E

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (72 Grams)
Calories 350 kcal
Protein 4.4 g
Fat 15.1 g
Carbohydrates 49.0 g
Salt equivalents 1.0 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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