Grated Wasabi Tube

AFC’s second generation box of tubed grated wasabi.
The front side of the green box includes the Southern Tsunami logo, which is the trademark registered to AFC Corp. in 2003. Underneath reads “Prepared Genuine Wasabi in a Tube”, and “Grated Sushi Wasabi” is printed over an image of a wasabi root. There is an image of an assortment of nigiri sushi below, indicating what the product is to be used for. At the very bottom, NET WT. 1.59 OZ (45g) is printed in white lettering. The backside of the box is identical to the front, though the image of the nigiri sushi is replaced by an image of California rolls. The left side of the box lists the ingredients, nutrition facts, the distributor and the barcode. The plastic tube contained in the box has the same Southern Tsunami logo and the product name “Prepared Genuine Wasabi in a Tube, Grated Sushi Wasabi” printed in large lettering. The tube has a green plastic top.
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.
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Object Name
wasabi tube
date made
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
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
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Asian Pacific American Business
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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