Marui is celebrating its 73rd anniversary this year. The company manufactures authentic wasabi products using Japanese fresh wasabi and offers a line-up of various grades, from high grade to attractively priced. Marui has also started manufacturing products made from grated yuzu, which is a traditional citrus fruit of Japan. Elsewhere, Marui has started production of powdered wasabi in Vietnam, creating a low-priced product made with Japanese technology.
Tube wasabi is now an international household item thanks to S&B Foods, who launched it in 1972. Previously wasabi was grated or made up from powder, but fresh wasabi was expensive and powder inconvenient. S&B’s idea of wasabi in a tube transformed it into a readily available and convenient condiment, and these tube condiments quickly became indispensable to home cooking. In addition to its Great Taste Award winning wasabi, S&B’s tube condiment range includes Japanese spice pastes, notably its two Great Taste Award winners: richly aromatic Japanese-style chili and fresh and spicy citrus.