Whoa! I’ve had many o things flavored wasabi…peas, chips, peanuts…but I am here to tell you that Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds trumps all that I have ever tasted. Ok, let me admit, I am a wasabi junkie. I know that this is completely faux pas in Japanese culture, to add additional wasabi to your soy sauce when eating sushi, but I just can’t help it. My severe love for wasabi spice gives me authority to tell you what does/doesn’t have sufficient claimed wasabi flavor, so let’s break it down.
Having been pleased with most Blue Diamond products I’ve tried, when I saw a Wasabi & Soy Sauce edition I knew there was a taste test in the future. I was half expecting the almost fake wasabi flavor, you know the kind you get with the peas, really sharp then fades really quickly – nothing reminiscent of the wonderful and authentic soy/wasabi mixture I make when eating sushi. this wasabi flavor was out of this world, really sharp and I could really taste the wasabi herb flavor. I couldn’t get enough. It was SO well complimented with the soy sauce undertones too. It was really amazing…..quite impressed.
The only thing that could have made this better: a big plate of sashimi to make some salmon & wasabi almond tacos!