After posting my review on Annie Chun’s potstickers and mini wontons, I was contacted by the company and sent their Roasted Seaweed Snacks in Cracked Pepper & Herbs to try.
I had seen these little “green sheets” around the grocery store aisles more and more but hadn’t ever thought to buy them. I’m not much of a seafood lover and don’t particularly care for sushi. However, when presented with them (and willing to try pretty much anything), I couldn’t pass them up! They are all natural and contain only Korean seaweed, canola oil, sesame oil, salt, black pepper, spices and onion powder.
Pulling them out of the package, it’s evident how delicate they are. The texture is almost like crepe paper, but with a sheen. They’re hard to bite into…you almost have to tear it apart with your teeth. When you do get it into your mouth and the layers fold together, it’s actually quite chewy. They are a bit fishy, as was expected. I only cared to eat just one at first. Then they stayed in my pantry for a week or so, untouched. One day, I decided to try them again. And again…and again! I’m sure it was the seasoning that kept me going for more, but they didn’t even seem as fishy…it was the strangest thing!
So because they’re light, I know they’re not going to fill me up…but they do satisfy my “savory” craving. The packaging boasts of being “chock-full of vitamins and minerals to keep you going all day long.” Excited to read what’s contained in these healthy little green sheets, it only shows 25% of Vitamin C (in 10 sheets) and doesn’t mention any other vitamins or minerals. Thinking maybe the packaging didn’t allow for much space, I went online to see what other nutritional information they offered, but didn’t find any additional. 🙁 But hopefully they’re there!
At the end of the day, I feel more “cultured” for trying them, and am glad I ended up being pleasantly surprised. 🙂