I've decided to try something new at work at least once a week. The problem is it's often tempting to buy something and eat it there at work when I'm hungry, and then I can't review it. -_-;; Anyway, rather than doing them in batches as I usually do, I think I'll just post each review separately.
(Also I really need to change the tags from candy to snacks, because I definitely want to review things that are not sweet...like today's!)
These Ikameshi Corn Snacks
are made by Frito Lay, but alas, not something that will ever see the light of day in the US outside of import shops! People here don't seem to go for seafood-flavored snacks for some reason.
If you can't tell from the name or the packaging, these are squid-flavored crisps. They're not just plain squid-flavored, but squid with some sort of sauce (as seen in the picture), and the flavor is based on an ekiben (train lunch) from the town of Mori.
The crisps are made of puffed corn and are very crunchy. The flavor is, in a word, delicious. It's a strong squid flavor but I can also taste whatever the sauce is supposed to be. The package claims that compared to last year, they have 1.5 times as much squid powder to better approximate the flavor of the ekiben. I believe it! It's definitely not just a generic squid flavor. The one thing I don't like about them is they're very, very salty. I like salty things, but these are a bit on the too-salty side for me.
For an imported snack, they were pretty cheap. On sale for 98 cents. There are two servings per bag, but I ate a whole bag for lunch. :p After work, I bought another two bags (one of which I opened tonight to review) because I liked them so much.