Taste test: These small, light orange-colored pieces were described as "Pea Flour Balls" on the front of the bag (Chick Pea Flour was actually the first ingredient), but few of the pieces were anywhere near spherical, as they came in all sorts of shapes. Pieces averaged about a quarter inch in their largest dimension. There were also some dark green curry leaves scattered around the bag.
We crunched in to find that despite the small size of the snacks, they packed a serious punch for heat. The heat was hardly evident on the initial bite, but it really did bite back in the aftertaste. (We're attributing the heat to the "Chilly Powder" listed in the ingredients.) Even aside from the heat, the mix of chickpeas and spices was quite tasty, and it was a flavor that mixed well with the hot peppers. Very good!
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Smell test: Just mildly spicy, buy nice.
From the package: “Spicy Pea Flour Balls” ... “Ingredients for product: Chick Pea flour, Veg Refined Palmolein Oil, Corn Flour, Iodized Salt, Chilly Powder, Rock Salt, Dry Mango Powder, Turmeric, Curry Leaves” ... “Product of India”
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Company: House of Spices
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Little India, Somerville, Massachusetts. Review published .