Yuzu Salt Jagariko by Calbee Offers a Pleasing Yuzu Rind Aftertaste

By: Joey Haar - Jan 4, 2017
References: calbee.co.jp & nashinohana.net
Calbee, the Japanese snack company, has gone with a new and notably subtle flavor combination in its Yuzu Salt Jagariko snacks. As their name suggests, the flavor -- which is a seasonal offering in Calbee's Jagariko lineup -- is a combination of salt and yuzu, the Japanese citrus fruit reminiscent of grapefruit with hints of mandarin.

Jagariko itself is a type of Japanese snack food that is a cross between a kettle-cooked potato chip and a Cheeto. The crunchy snacks come in all sorts of flavors, but they typically have a far more subtle profile when compared to the intense flavors of American snack foods.

The Yuzu Salt Jagariko is a summer offering from Calbee. The citrus of the yuzu only comes through in the aftertaste, making it a snack that is best savored and appreciated slowly.