Calbee Corn Potage Sticks

Posted in 2.5 Wasabi Pea Rating, Chips, Savory at 8:03 am by Boo

Corn Pottage? Heh. Makes me want to go and eat these with a trencher. However, that would have been a lot of starch as apparently, corn potage is “potato and corn” snack sticks and a slab of bread on top of that would have been a little too much. You know what’s also cool about these snacks? They have corn inclusions in the sticks and the inclusions taste like corn! Or at least they are sweet and cornesque which is good enough.

Sadly, the name and cute corn inclusions (and perhaps the crunch) were the best things about these sticks which is very sad indeed. We really liked their sister snacks Tuna and Mayonnaise Sticks and were hoping that Corn Pottage would shine just as much. Alas.

Corn pottage is…bland. It smells of generic corn and oil (oh man, oil. We tested a corn pottage on a piece of paper just to see if it left a splortch of grease behind. It didn’t, which made us even more leery of them because…how? You can see the grease hanging out there in the stick being all…apparently not greasy). Along with the little bitty corn nubs there is something green and flaky (some herb I’m guessing) which adds absolutely nothing to the stick except a little sprinkling of green.

Oh they were crunchy alright, but also generic corn sticky/possibly bottom of the line Frito’y, tasting and we munched on a lot of them hoping that they would get better. They didn’t. The most we ever could agree on was “Meh” and one Pig said that they weren’t worth the price to have shipped out from Japan. I think we all agreed that if Calbee Corn Potage sticks were on a giant infinite buffet of snacks, we’d never see any reason to have a second helping of them (or even finish our first) so I think a

Rating of 2.5 wasabi peas out of a possible 5 wasabi peas pretty much fits the bill.


  1. Bubbles said,

    January 4, 2008 at 5:38 am

    I can’t help reading that as “Porn Cottage”

  2. Katrina said,

    January 24, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    These are gross. I had them in Japan. They also come in a potato chip form, which I think are actually WORSE!

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