Taste test: These snacks looked remotely like Fritos, though with less curvy shapes and a more orange color, but we knew from the Ingredients that they were made with stuff other than corn — rice and chickpeas.
We crunched in to find a weird crunch that was quite different from corn, (just) rice, wheat, potato or any other chips we've had. The taste was very mild at first, with maybe a hint of chickpea flavor but no spices to speak of. Some noticeable heat did sneak up in the aftertaste. A weird one, but pretty good.
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Smell test: Very mild.
From the package: “Authentic Snacks of South India” ... “Spiced Rice & Chickpea Crackers” ... “Product of India” ... “Ingredients: Rice Flour, Palmolein Oil, Chick Pea Flour, Vegetable Oil (Made from Palm Oil & Sesame Oil), Salt, Red Chili Powder, Asafoetida”
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Company: Deep Foods, Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at India Market, Waltham. Review published .