I am a big fan of Japanese food and have been to Japan three times in total for holidays. I am not a stranger to Japanese rice crackers at all. I use to eat regularly when I lived in Singapore. When I came to England in 2002 to work, it was not easy to buy Japanese rice crackers in your local supermarkets and I was only able to find them in the supermarkets in Chinatown.
Earlier this year I was delighted to learn Sakata launched the Japanese Rice Cracker range. They can be found in Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, The Co-operative, Waitrose and Ocado. The RRP is only £1.99 which I think is excellent value.
They come in 5 different ranges:
- Lightly Salted
- Sour Cream & Chive
- Sizzling Barbecue
- Roast Tomato & Balsamic
- Seaweed and Soya Sauce
The company sent me a pack of Sour Cream & Chive to try. My first impression is that the rice cracker is light, tasty, crispy and easy to snack. It is small enough for children to hold on to snack on.
They are so delicious that I ate the whole packet in one go without sharing! I had to go and buy another flavour packet – lightly salted from the supermarket to take a photo of the cracker (above). It is good to know that there are only eight calories per cracker. Furthermore, they are oven baked, low in saturated fat, gluten free and made with no artificial flavours or colours. Overall, they are a healthy snack! Phew! Find out more at www.sakata.uk.com.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.