Calbee: Green Peas, corn oil, rice, salt, calcium carbonate and vitamin C
TJs: Whole green peas, canola oil, rice, salt, calcium carbonate
Winner: Tie - both are made mostly from green peas. Canola oil might be better for you than corn oil, but it's debatable.
Both are packed in similar non-resealable lined bags. Even the overall layout of the packaging is more or less the same.
Winner: Tie - how boring!
(Left is TJs, Right is Calbee. The packaging is basically the same color.)
Calbee appears more "greasy" and has smaller bits and flakes. TJ's looks heathier.
Winner: Hard to call, but TJ's. These are meant to be a healthy snack.
Calbee is more green. TJ's has a weird brownish tint.
Winner: Calbee, for more vibrant colors.
|Close up detail!|
Calbee has larger peas overall, though Trader Joe's is less variable in size.
Winner: Tie. Does this category even matter? Nope. But HHR provides very thorough reporting.
|Yes, I did have fun lining these up. Thanks. :P|
Calbee tastes a little more strongly of peas, but I can only tell if I'm literally eating them back to back. More or less the same.
Winner: Tie. If I can't tell the difference....?
Overall Battle winner: Tie
Although there are subtle differences in ingredients and taste, both products are more or less the same!
Note: I received the Calbee Snapeas in my Popsugar Must Have box (March), and thus don't have a price for the item!
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