DJ & A Shitake Mushroom Crisps Review
New in Costco are these Shitake Mushroom crisps priced at a whopping £4.50 for a family sized 150g packet. Now, I initially(before I saw the price) thought that these were just flavoured shitake mushroom crisps but when I saw the price then I immediately guessed thatthey were actual shitake mushrooms sliced into thin crisps. So, it was a nice surprise to empty the bag and find all these whole mushrooms.
The pack states that ” each bag of 150g of crisps is made from 420g of fresh whole shitake mushrooms and are vacuum cooked which preserves the taste and uses less oil and are Vegan and are a good source of dietary fibre.” Each pack contains 60% Shitake Mushrooms(I’ thought that it would be higher than that because that’s all whats in each pack) and comes in at a surprising 47% Fat content which is even more surprising considering that the pack was lauding over the preparation process.
They look like dusted mushrooms and are quite crispy. The first initial taste is like that of a crisp, I think like a Quaver funnily enough before a mushroom flavour starts to emerge before flowing into a full creamy like Shitake Mushroom flavour. Its not overwhelming, its a nice full bodied mushroom flavour. The more that you eat, the less that first Quaver like taste appears so the next bite takes you closed to the mushroom flavour. They are definitely addictive and a great party piece snack and I think that even the people that don’t like mushrooms might give it a try.
But is it worth the price tag? Well, I’m still not sure. Shitake mushrooms are quite expensive anyways and this is a well made product. As a once in a while treat yes maybe but unless I win the lottery it wont be for a while because even though they are nice, there are many nice things you can get for £4.50
*Prices correct at time of publishing