Asian Snack Attack is our ongoing series where we weed out the good from the bad in the wild and wooly world of newfangled Asian snacks.
Asian Snack: "Tako Chips Octopus Flavored Chips" ("Jagalchi" in Korean superscript)
Manufacturer: Nong Shim
Country of Origin: Product of Korea
Pre-Consumption Expectations: Promising due to reliable Nong Shim brand (love their ramen) and hopeful similarity to shrimp chips.
Texture: Crispy, light.
Appearance: Resembles blown up, textured goldfish crackers, oddly enough. Guess separate tentacles challenge even modern day snacking science.
Taste: Unexpectedly sweet, and not at all fishy. Disappointingly so, in fact. We do a little ingredient sleuthing and discover only "octopus flavoring." "Yellow corvina" is listed third, apparently a fish of some sort that's used in ceviche. Go figure. Incidentally "Jagalchi" is the name of a famous fish market in Pusan, Korean.
Snacking Quotes: "We want more fish!" and "“Need some beer with it”
Stars: 2.5 out of 5