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Chennai Special Thattai

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Chennai Special Thattai

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Taste test: These chips had an unusual composition, combining rice, lentils and chickpeas. The picture on the bag wasn't all that helpful, as it had me expecting some sort of ring-shape snack, but really they looked kind of remotely like extra-thick potato chips with a pale beige color.

I crunched in to find that they didn't taste or feel like potato chips. There was a very strong, solid crunch and kind of wheat-like feel. The taste was mild but good. After reading the ingredients and seeing Chili Powder, I was expecting some sort of heat. The taste initially had no heat whatsoever, but there was a mild burn in the very delayed aftertaste. A good one.

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Smell test: Very mild.

From the package: “Ingredients: Rice flour, Refined Peanut Oil, Lentil flour, Chick peas, Chili powder, Til Seeds (Sesame seeds), Salt,Asafoetida.” ... “Product of India”

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Company: The Grand Sweets & Snacks Adyar (India)

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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Patel Brothers Indian Marketplace, Waltham, Massachsetts. Review published .

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