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 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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Salt equivalents||1.0 g|