Mr. Ex-Enchilada, who is in town to promote his latest book, kindly brought me a stash of Mexican Japanese peanuts and, lo and behold, they are not Nishikawa and yet they are very good.
In my crazy mind, they taste like Nishiwaka used to taste in my childhood. A bit more salty and a bit more spicy. They are not as perfect, but they do the trick. I just had a baggie with lime juice. YUUUUM.
They aim to imitate, with a Japanese-y sounding name, and a geisha too. This is one of the hottest topics of the internet, mind you, to judge from the many queries on the subject.