Cycle 12 – Item 364
4 (Tue) January 2022
Saewoo Ggang Black
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
Saewoo Ggang (새우깡) (Shrimp Crackers) is a Korean packaged food by the company Nongshim. Launched in 1971. Arguably Korea’s most iconic snack. According to the US website: “Shrimp Crackers are shaped like crunchy French fries with narrow ripples. They are ‘hot, salted and fried’ and are made from fresh flour and ground shrimp. You will enjoy the fresh scent of the ocean and the delicious taste of this product.”
To mark the 40th anniversary last year, the company released Saewoo Ggang Black. The chips are a bit wider, also somewhat denser in composition. The black truffle flavor kinda works, pairing reasonably well with the salty shrimpiness.
I prefer the standard, which are just fine as is.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)