Calbee Shrimps are a fairly new addition to our snacks store and have done tremendously well. So when a rep from Calbee USA reached out to us directly and asked us to sample some of their snacks we jumped at the opportunity. We also thought this would be a great opportunity for our Director of Taste to make a snack review video and revive our Youtube channel. This is something we plan to do much more of in the future. It's a little rough since it's his first attempt at a solo video review but we think you'll enjoy it!
For the most part the rest of the World of Snacks team agrees with Jayden. However, for those who prefer our classic approach to snack reviews we didn't want you to feel left out.
Calbee Shrimp Chips Original
This is the prefect shrimp chip. It's mildly flavored with the perfect amount of shrimp. The crunch is massively addicting and the more you eat the more prevalent the flavor becomes.
Calbee Shrimp Chips Hot Garlic
Although it's hard to compare to the classic, this version is very tasty. It's definitely one of my personal favorites. I do agree with Jayden. It's not hot, but it does have a nice garlic tinge to it.
Calbee Shrimp Chips Wasabi
Jayden was clearly exaggerating here. There is a slow wasabi burn, but it's not too hot by any means. If anything, I wish it had a little more heat. However, it's very enjoyable the way it is.
Calbee Shrimp Chips Yuzu and Black Pepper
This is currently the only flavor of Calbee Chips from our review that we do not stock in our international snack store. So I too do not know what yuzu is. However, my partner looked it up and said it is a citrus fruit. I agree with Jayden in his video review. It pretty much taste like a salt and pepper chips. There is a little heat from the pepper but I did not pick up anything that would lead me to believe there was any yuzu flavor. However, I really did like this chip and in the near future we will be sure to add it to our inventory.
* Update - We do offer this snack for sale now!
Well we hope you enjoyed our video review. We promise they will get better as we progress. So now that we have your hungry - check out our awesome selection of Japanese Snacks.
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.