A common snack in China and other parts of East Asia is dried seaweed. Not the kind you roll your sushi in, but similar. This seaweed snack is a little crispier, which is always a good attribute to any snack. They come in small packs, and are so light there are hardly any calories in it. Finally a healthy snacks to nibble on.
Instead of going for a plain pack of seaweed I opted for a tomato flavored one, adding to the oddity. The texture if the seaweed changed as I was eating it. It started out crunchy, but soon turned chewy in my mouth which made for an interesting play in textures. At first there was indeed some tomato flavor, but that unfortunately soon faded. I think I would have preferred plain ones anyway.
Fear Factor – 1 / Taste Test – 7