Salad sticks (imitation crab), chikua (roasted tubes) and salad flakes (crab analogue in flake shape) were the most popular fish-paste products in Japan in the period 13-19 July, according to point-of-sale data.

Kamaboko (fishcake) was not among the top items, as it is a seasonal item, most popular during the New Year holiday. Among less conventional products, Tokyo-based Kibun Foods’ vegetable and surimi tempura took the 12th spot in popularity among specific branded products.

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