Wasabi Packaging

Description
AFC’s first generation box of tubed wasabi.
The box is green, with the original AFC logo at the top, “Prepared Genuine Wasabi in Tube” written right below, and a bold “Grated Sushi Wasabi” printed in the center over an image of a wasabi root. Underneath is an image of a few nigiri sushi, and NET WT. 45g 1.59oz written in green. The left side of the box lists the ingredients and Nutrition facts along with the barcode and the distributor name. The backside of the box has the same AFC Logo, product name, and wasabi plant image as the front side, but the image of the nigiri sushi is replaced by an image of sushi rolls. The right side includes the directions for use. The tube encased in the box packaging is a clear plastic tube with a green lid. The AFC logo is printed at the top, as well as “Prepared Genuine Wasabi in Tube Grated Sushi Wasabi” written underneath.
Wasabi is a plant root of the Brassicaceae family. It is grated and used as a sushi condiment to enhance flavor. It has a potent flavor and therefore only a small amount is necessary to bring out the flavor of the fish. Customers who purchase this tube of wasabi will have an ample amount to season both their take-out sushi orders and homemade sushi.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
wasabi tube
date made
ca 1980s
maker
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 14.9225 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.175 cm
place made
United States: California
ID Number
2012.3099.21
catalog number
2012.3099.21
nonaccession number
2012.3099
subject
Food
Sushi
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Sushi
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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