What exactly are Wasabi peas? They are fried peas with a mustard sauce on them. You can find them in most Asian sections of the supermarket. They go great with beer and are a great replacement for Doritos or Fritos.
Sweet, salty, and spicy, Wasabi peas have it all. A fried food usually wouldn't merit a smiley face but this one is different. Hailing from Japan, the mustard like taste of Wasabi is so strong that you can't eat many of them. Check out Rice crackers if you want something less powerful.
It would be difficult to eat the entire 1/4 cup serving in one sitting. Your stomach would probably start to protest after about 10 peas.
The fantastic thing about Wasabi peas is that you are eating peas! Peas have iron, protein, vitamins, and other things you need to have a healthy body. Of course, an entire cup of peas is 100 calories so you are adding some fat to the pea. But, they are so tasty it is worth it.
It is rare to find a processed vegetable that still retains its character without too much fat. If you are looking for a great tasting, nutritious snack, that (if you eat in moderation) won't add to your waistline, wasabi peas are an answer.