Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Gastroliterary 11: Morinaga's Ottoto Salt

Product Information:

Name: Ottoto Salt
Manufacturer: Morinaga
Place of Origin: Tokyo

Nutritional Information:
(per pack, 28g)
Proteins: 1.7g
Fats: 3.6g
Carbohydrates: 19.6g

Quantity: 2 x 28g pack
Price: $2.50

Packaging: 6.5
The big cute red whale can be attractive to little kids. But to a conservationist, it will remind of how the Japanese persist on their continual hunt for whales despite much global protest.
The flap is lifted off easily and shows 2 packs lying inside ready to be munched on.

Taste: 6
It comes with different shapes. There is crab, starfish, fish, jellyfish, squid, pufferfish, prawn, octopus, sea urchin and not forgetting the main character, the whale. It reminds one of the beautiful island chain of Okinawa. However, even with such a great variety of shapes, they all taste exactly the same. It is, as the name suggests, salty with lots of air filling the centre portion. It is crunchy and a creamy buttery taste lingers on the tongue.

Overall: 6
Quite expensive. Suitable for kids who are starting to learn to identify shapes and name of seafood. Fun to eat, good to play with, but fails to make a lasting impression.

Visit morinaga's website (http://www.morinaga.co.jp/english/index.html) and observe how much pride they have in their company and products.


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