New at Maido are Snacking Seaweeds by Shirako Nori! The maker of many quality nori products, Shirako Nori has released two new flavors of nori specifically for snacking: Kyushu Yuzu Pepper, and Tokai Ise Lobster flavor. This snacking seaweed has been dried to the perfect crispy texture, making it a little drier than your average nori, but not oily the way roasted laver seaweed tends to be. The Kyushu Yuzu Pepper flavor has delightful and surprisingly strong citrus bite with a hint of spiciness towards the end mimicking the taste of a freshly made yuzu-kosho paste. This, layered on top of the natural umami flavor of the seaweed makes for a wonderfully complex but still very light snack. The Tokai Ise Lobster flavor is a bit more simple in its presentation-- it has a strong, salty, briney flavor combined with the taste of lobster, making it almost like ebi-sen, if ebi-sen tasted even more like the sea than they already do. Both flavors are excellent eaten as-is straight out of the container. They are also delicious crushed up and sprinkled over rice as furikake, or even put into ramen as a garnish. Next time you’re in the mood for a light, but delicious snack be sure to pick up one of these! Can’t make it into the store? For a limited time, Maido is doing online grocery shopping and delivery!