Menken Orlando is the undisputed specialist when it comes to (Asian) rice snacks. The range consists of oriental-inspired snacks; the well-known and tasty rice snacks with a low fat percentage and a diversity of ingredients and flavours. Rice crackers are prepared using rice and can be categorised into two main groups: Senbei and Arare.
The products in this group are made from non-glutinous white rice and are available baked or deep-fried. The best-known and most popular are the spicy flavours such as chilli and wasabi. Because of the different preparation methods, each provides a complete different taste experience.
This is a group of products which is available in an enormous variety of shapes, colours and flavours. Arare crackers are made from glutinous rice and, because they are dry-roasted, they have a fat percentage of less than 1%. The combination of the rice base and a huge diversity of flavours means this is and will remain a very popular snack.
These are rice cracker balls containing a peanut and combined with various flavours such as sesame, soy sauce, wasabi and seaweed. Thanks to the production methods used, they have a very low saturated fat content, which makes them an appealing product to eat as an appetizer with a drink.
Roasted beans and peas are increasingly being used in flavoursome snack products, and are especially popular in Asia. Beans and peas are low in sugar and high in protein and fibre. Edamame beans, broad beans, soya beans, green peas and chick peas in different flavour varieties such as soya sauce or chilli can provide an unusual addition to the current product range. They can also be used to produce a special rice snack mix, or in a mix with nuts and other beans and peas.