Kani Sen

Posted in 0 Wasabi Pea Rating, Cracker, Savory at 12:28 am by Boo

Sorry about the delay there, I had a plan and then I re-evaluated it (re: it wasn’t happening in a timely fashion) and I decided to alter things slightly. Instead of getting something from Lucky Grocery, which I’ve gone to maybe twice in all the JSFR, I’m going to bring you two snacks from a more common source: Donations.

Yes, it’s true. People do give me snacks to review from time to time. In fact, people I don’t even know (Hi Bailey!) have offered to give me snacks so I must be doing something right…or at least amusing. These particular snacks hitched a ride back with frequent Guinea Pigs Badmovie and LunarGeography on one of their Seattle trips. Evidentially they have the mother of all Japanese Snack Food stores out there.

I’m almost positive that somewhere out there, there exists a good seafood cracker. One that doesn’t smell asstastic upon cracking the seal of the bag. One that doesn’t make me holler, “Oh dear God that’s nasty!” when I am tasting it for the review. One that doesn’t make the cats leave the room in disgust. Somewhere out there, there is a seafood cracker that is good. Today, this cracker is not the one.

Let me get to the high points of the review.

Heh. Ish.

Also, I was going to mention the little orange-red flecks in the cracker, which lead me to believe there might be some actual crab or other red-orangeish sea creature bits in the cracker. Given the taste and the presence of “crab powder” as the only sea food-ish item in the ingredients I retract any amusement the colored spots initially had on me.

Now on to the rest of the review. I have to say that of all the sea food things I’ve reviewed, and I can think of three right off the bat, Kani Sen smell nothing like any of them. You would think this would be a blessing because predominantly the seafood snack smell has been that of fish food flakes but you would be wrong. Kani Sen smell worse than commercial fish food flakes. Kani Sen smell like commercial fish food flakes that have gotten wet and then fallen into a pair of old gardening sneakers right before Christmas. Actually, they smell like wet yuletide garden sneakered fish flakes that you find in the spring when you haul the old garden sneakers out after the snow has thawed and the ground is warm. I didn’t think that you could get any worse than smelling like fish food. I was wrong.

David The Muppet King will be pleased with Kani Sen because they are one god awful snack food. They do have crunch, which is normally a plus. However, I’m going to go out on a limb and say the crab powder isn’t doing them any favors. It’s dry, dusty and tastes of rancid crab flavored grease but mostly it tastes of bad and it aftertastes of worse. My favorite Guinea Pig said that he’d maybe give Kani Sen a 0.5 pea rating but the Pigs had the final say for Zap Pusit when they demanded a 0 rating or they would walk. Personally, I think Zap Pusit was better so today I have the final say.

Rating of 0 wasabi peas out of a possible 5 wasabi peas.


  1. Deb said,

    December 22, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Ugh, I can’t even imagine this. I wouldn’t touch these with a ten foot pole. You and your Pigs are very brave.

  2. Bailey said,

    January 28, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Hiiii! (*waves*) Too bad though… you haven’t taken me up on my offer. I’m alla way in Canada~

  3. Boo said,

    January 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Canada is not that far actually, only about a 45 minute drive for us. I guess it depends on where in Canada though because Vancouver is considerably more than 45 minutes. Heh. I keep telling you Bailey, drop me an e-mail-y and we’ll talk snackage (booniverse [AT]mac[DOT]com)

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