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Review: TJ’s Wasabi Tempura Seaweed Snacks

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2009 by xugro

Look: Comes in plastic package. Individual snacks look like waffle-cut seaweed fries.
Pour: Light brown with green overtones.
Nose: Hints of clay, sea breeze, elderflower, tobacco, and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Fried battery taste at first, easing into pleasurable horseradish spice. Aftertaste of seaweed and bitterness.
Drinkability: Good to medium. Blends well with plain yogurt.
Serve with: fish, chicken, more seaweed, and pasta.

I was told that once a bag of these snacks was opened, it was impossible to not finish it in one sitting. That assessment, I can easily inform you, was not a little flawed. These are good snacks but tend to fill you up more than may have been desired. What if I just want 7 chips? Or 2 mini sushis? These snacks would not be a suitable replacement as they fill you up too much and the bitterness makes you simultaneously more hungry and full. They tend to cross the ever-so-delicate line between snacks and side dishes. Not in a good way, either.

This recipe I found does not seem too appetizing.

Overall: B-