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  • Wasabi peas please
  • Premier Icon Houns
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    I’m after your recommendations for some decent wasabi peas. By decent I mean proper knock your head off and clear your sinuses for a week wasabi (not horseradish in disguise) and no huge list of chemical based (or palm oil derivatives) ingredients

    What have you got?

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Never seen a supermarket product that has more than a tiny amount of actual wasabi. (I heard once that actually very few “pure” wasabi products are exported from Japan due to how difficult it is to grow, etc, don’t know how true that is though). There is a Japanese deli locally to me but I’ve never thought to look for proper wasabi when shopping there! There is at least one UK grower of Wasabi now IIRC so possibly might be easier to source now.

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    Interested! I just stock up on M&S wasabi peas as they’re growing scarcer in the ‘usual’ supermarkets. I don’t doubt that they are just ‘generic’ wasabi peas in finest packaging though 😉

    If anyone can find any of that dark Lindt Wasabi chocolate for a reasonable price I would be eternally grateful, a product sadly wasted on the general public I fear.

    Premier Icon Superficial
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    Wasabi and Horseradish are closely related, but actual Wasabi doesn’t store / travel well so AIUI every time you’ve eaten ‘Wasabi’ it was probably actually horseradish + green colouring.

    See: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fake-wasabi-horseradish_n_561bd666e4b0082030a33959?utm_campaign=share_email&ncid=other_email_o63gt2jcad4

    If anyone can find any of that dark Lindt Wasabi chocolate for a reasonable price I would be eternally grateful, a product sadly wasted on the general public I fear.

    That sounds amazing!

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    I don’t doubt that they are just ‘generic’ wasabi peas in finest packaging though

    They are actually as good as, if not better, than anything else I’ve found on the “high street”.

    (not horseradish in disguise)

    Er…. good luck!

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    By decent I mean proper knock your head off and clear your sinuses for a week wasabi

    Every one-in-ten of the M&S wasabi peas do this, it’s like Russion roulette!

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Hmm I’ll have to try the M+S peas. The chocolate sounds good, I love the wasabi kitkats from Japan

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    May want to try your local health food shop that sell all sorts of random nuts, chilli crackers and that sort of thing.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Good point, I hadn’t thought of doing that

    Premier Icon grum
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    Not peas but this is delicious.

    https://jackpotpeanutbutter.com/products/jackpot-wasabi-peanut-butter

    (And yes, it’s £7)

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    you lot are weird, wasabi is the work of the devil

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    Just found this, wish I liked Vodka now!

    https://www.boroughbox.com/wasabi-vodka-50cl

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Love the m&s ones. I sell snack shed on my shop, but the m&s ones are better….

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    Probably not peak stw enough, but I’m quite partial to the aldi 99p packs . 😋

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    New York Delhi Hot Honey & Mustard VIP Nuts are where its it.   Knocks Wasabi peas for six.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Chinese supermarket and buy proper wasabi ones.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Blah blah blah not proper wasabi…

    Here you go

    https://www.thewasabicompany.co.uk/wasabi-own-label/wasabi-powder

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Ooh nice!

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    Wasabi powder, ingredients:

    Horseradish, wasabi (20%), oriental mustard

    😁

    Premier Icon rickmeister
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    If anyone can find any of that dark Lindt Wasabi chocolate for a reasonable price I would be eternally grateful, a product sadly wasted on the general public I fear.

    I’ll have a look in the factory shop I go to near Basel…

    https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://schoggihuesli.ch/&prev=search&pto=aue

    Premier Icon Yak
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    +1 for your local Chinese supermarket. Usually one level up from regular supermarkets in the blow-your-sinuses out stakes.

    mmmmm wasabi peas. Got a craving now for them..

    Premier Icon Drac
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    @13thfloormonk in your haste you missed they sell fresh wasabi and wasabi plants.

    Didn’t help the link I pasteD by mistake as I was present shopping.

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    Yeah sorry Drac that was un-necessary, I was browsing their site as well, just laughed at juxtaposition of ‘proper wasabi’ and an ingredients list that started with… not wasabi.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Interesting….. Shame I don’t drink.

    Premier Icon downdale
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    Another vote for ALDI – Russian Roulette 🤢

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I was browsing their site as well, just laughed at juxtaposition of ‘proper wasabi’ and an ingredients list that started with… not wasabi.

    Haha! Yeah as I say I linked the wrong page it was meant to be for the fresh Wasabi.

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