Washington, DC

When I was growing up, I remember constantly hearing about how bad MSG was for you. It was during the time whenever someone went to a Chinese restaurant they’d say – “no MSG please”. Anyway, when I’m on my walkabouts and I find myself near the Hana Japanese Market at 17th and U St, NW, I always love to stop in and grab some Shrimp flavored chips. It is the best $1.35 snack you will ever find.

However, I have just discovered that there is MSG in my beloved chips:

So for the health conscious folks out there – wasn’t the whole MSG thing a false scare? Isn’t it ok to eat foods with MSG today?

For those not familiar with the great Hana Japanese market, a few photos after the jump.


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