Our Commitment

Our Ingredients

We hand-select our simple, all-natural ingredients with care from Japanese farmers and suppliers we know and trust. All of our ingredients — wholesome vegetables, rice bran oil, raw sugar, potato syrup, and sea salt — are made in Japan and are 100% natural, with no additives, so you can enjoy our snacks with peace of mind!

Hearty Japanese vegetables

We use unique varieties of Japanese vegetables grown by Japanese farmers we know and trust.

  • Crimson-and-gold sweet potato
  • Purple sweet potato
  • Potato
  • Kabocha pumpkin
  • Carrot
  • Lotus root
  • Okra

Many of our sweet potatoes are grown on Kyushu and Tanegashima islands. These islands formed via volcanic activity millions of years ago, producing soil rich with ash and organic matter. Kyushu enjoys abundant freshwater from its verdant mountains, Tanegashima holds generous underground springs, and both islands have a warm and rainy subtropical climate. These fertile conditions allow Kyushu and Tanegashima farmers to grow the most delicious sweet potatoes in the world!

Rice bran oil made from Japanese brown rice

Our rice oil is made from the outer layer, or bran, of non-GMO Japanese brown rice. It is naturally gluten-free and has a clean, delicate, slightly nutty flavor.

Our rice bran oil contains beneficial antioxidants including high levels of Vitamin E as well as gamma-oryzanol, a bioactive compound shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetic effects.

The consumption of rice bran oil has been shown in numerous studies to significantly reduce levels of total cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol, and triglycerides.

Our rice bran oil is made by Tsuno Foods in the town of Katsuragi, a short drive around the Osaka Bay from our workshop in Kobe.

築野食品工業株式会社・和歌山県

Raw sugar made from Tanegashima sugarcane

Our minimally-processed raw sugar contains many natural minerals as well as calcium, potassium, and iron. It has a deep, rich flavor with the gentle and rustic sweetness of the Tanegashima sugarcane.

Our raw sugar is made by Shinko Sugar at the Nakatane Plant on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan.

新光糖業株式会社、中種島工場・鹿児島県

Sea salt from Naruto seawater

Our all-natural sea salt is made by sun-drying the seawater gathered through the tidal movements along the coast of the Naruto Strait. It is balanced and body-friendly, with plenty of minerals and a fine texture.

Our sea salt is made by Tomita in the city of Naruto, a short drive across Awaji Island from our workshop in Kobe.

富田製薬株式会社・徳島県

Potato syrup made from Japanese potatoes & sweet potatoes

Our all-natural potato syrup is made from wholesome Japanese potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Our potato syrup is made by Toyo Sugar in the town of Kawagoe, a short drive across the Kii Peninsula from our workshop in Kobe.

東洋化学株式会社・三重県

Our Cooking Methods

We handcraft all of our snacks, combining traditional kettle-cooking with innovative modern methods. This unique approach allows us to craft delicious products that bring out the best of our hearty, all-natural ingredients.

Kettle-Cooking

We've kettle-cooked our sweet potato karintō chips by hand since our company was founded. This traditional method, refined through 40 years of experience, is the key to the old-fashioned, rustic flavor and perfect crunch of our sweet potato chips.

Low-Temperature Vacuum-Cooking

We integrate low-temperature vacuum-cooking into the process of making our vegetable chips, enabling us to make light and crispy snacks with low oil absorption and to retain the vivid color, authentic flavor, and healthy nutrients of our hearty vegetables.

Combining all-natural, 100% Japanese ingredients with our refined, handcrafted approach is the key to making high-quality, delicious sweet potato karintō 芋かりんとう and vegetable chips 野菜チップス that are truly one-of-a-kind, in Japan and the world!

 

The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Our snacks are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.