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MUJI’s new 99-yen snacks are surprisingly tasty for such a low price

On March 3rd, 2022, MUJI added 12 new products to their popular snack food lineup, each of them for only 99 yen (83 cents US at current exchange rates). MUJI snacks are made with natural ingredients, with no artificial coloring or flavoring, and just like most of the food items offered at MUJI, the quality is surprisingly good for the price.

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Of course, we had to try them! We settled on ten of these new snacks and reviewed them below. They include some snacks which will probably be familiar to many of our readers and others that clearly show a more Japanese influence.

So, without further delay, here our 10 choices:

Cheese Cream Filled Biscuit Sticks

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Crunchy, cheesy, umami-rich biscuit sticks with a mild cheese filling. These are addictive!

Salted Potato Sticks

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Like crispy puffed fries, with just the right amount of salt and a nice, crunchy texture.

Potato Sticks with Black Pepper

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These snacks have a great salt and pepper flavor and a satisfying crunch. They'd probably go great with beer or a lemony drink.

Corn Snack

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Featuring the mild sweetness of corn, these snacks are vaguely reminiscent of corn puff cereal, while also having a hint of salt. A perfect balance of sweet and salty.

Seaweed & Soy Sauce Rice Crackers

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Very light and crisp, with a hint of nori seaweed and soy sauce, these snacks are subtle but tasty.

Shrimp & Soy Sauce Rice Crackers

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Super light and with a mild soy sauce and a great shrimp flavor that gets more pronounced the more you savor them.

Fried Rice Cracker Soy Sauce

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With a perfect blend of mild sweetness and soy sauce flavor, combined with a satisfying rice cracker crunch, it's a great snack!

Salted Corn Puffs

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A familiar snack but nicely executed, featuring a mildly sweet corn flavor and light, airy texture.

Cheese-Flavored Corn Puffs

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Another familiar snack with a great cheese flavor. You can't go wrong with these.

Onion Snack

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Light, crispy with a well-balanced and mild onion taste.

Please note that these snacks were described as "new" for the Japanese market and may not reflect the selection available in your country.

The other two new snacks which we didn't review were the "Shrimp Cracker" and "Watagashi" (cotton candy). Moreover, other new snacks may have also been added subsequent to March 3rd.

You can see the entire lineup of 99-yen snacks at MUJI's online shop here (for Japanese residents).

By - grape Japan editorial staff.