Taste test: These chickpeas had kind of a golden beige color on their surfaces, with some darker and lighter seasoning areas scattered throughout.
I grabbed five pieces and crunched in to find a nice crunch initially, then a texture that wasn't as impressive after that. There was a middling level of spices, far less intense than I expected, and although the taste wasn't awful, I didn't particularly like it either. Meh at best.
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Smell test: Good mix of Indian spices, not as intense as some other similar snacks.
From the package: “Wholesome Chickpeas Seasoned With Exotic Bombay Spices” ... “A Whole New Snack To Love” ... “All over the world, whether its chana from the bazaars of India, or hummus in the souks of the Middle East, to the garbanzos in the zocalos of Mexico, the chickpea is a major source of protein and nutrition. Now Saffron Road brings them to Americans as a guilt-free snack. Our chickpeas are cooked to crunchy perfection and flavored with all natural ingredients.”
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Company: American Halal Company, Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Whole Foods Market (formerly Bread & Circus). Review published .