Ani-Eats: The Prawn Cracker Parade!!

We all have a few guilty pleasures in life, right? What fun would living be if all we did was squeaky clean, innocent, and otherwise always 100% wholesome for you in that sickeningly goodie-two-shoes manner?

calbee prawn crackers

Which is why we have snack food - it tastes great, is easy to eat, and heck, it sure makes us FEEL great! We felt there was no better snack food to talk about than the humble Prawn Cracker, and from our favourite manufacturer of such fine foods, Calbee!

We sampled not 1, not 2, but 5 different flavours of Calbee's Prawn Cracker, and stacked them up beside one another for comparison. All these crackers have that undeniable, distinct prawn flavour in all of them, which makes their individual 'flavourings' more as accents, rather than the main focus.

Spicy Flavour

Calbee prawn crackers

Calbee prawn crackers

The label is a bit of a misnomer, as this 'Spicy' flavour is anything but that! Although disappointingly lacking any kind of spicy punch to it whatsoever, this was still a very palatable bit of cracker goodness, even if underwhelming.

BBQ Flavour

Calbee BBQ prawn crackers

Calbee BBQ prawn crackers

While the BBQ flavouring was mild in comparison to the strong prawn taste, it still had enough of a sweet tinge to it to justify its label. A nice choice if you like a little bit of sweet with your savoury.

Black Pepper Flavour

Calbee Black pepper prawn crackers

Calbee Black pepper prawn crackers

The Black Pepper takes an elegant backseat in this bag, perfectly accenting the existing prawn taste of the crackers. The generous amount of black pepper strewn about is an added bonus - definitely a favourite of mine.

Wasabi Flavour

Calbee Wasabi prawn crackers

Calbee Black pepper prawn crackers

It could be that I have an unhealthy obsession with wasabi from having consumed copious amounts of sushi and sashimi, but this flavour was easily the winner of the bunch for me. Packing a lot of punch, while still complementing the cracker's own prawn taste without overpowering it, this is a bite I won't mind having again and again!

- Q