Taste test: This large bag contained lots of peanuts with a bumpy orange coating covering roughly half of the exteriors. They looked very different than other starch-coated peanuts, as the irregular surface was a big departure from others with a thicker and smoother coating.
We crunched in to find a good crunch and a whole lot of flavor, as the Indian spices in the coating were intense and fairly hot. The spices mixed well with the taste of the peanuts, but the heat was sufficiently intense that it helped to have a beverage handy to cool things down. Very good!
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Smell test: Strong peanut smell, with some Indian spices noticeable too.
From the package: “Indian cuisine has the rich array of delicious snacks, commonly known as Namkeen. The essence of Indian Namkeen lie in the perfect blend of spices and ingredients to give unique and mouth-watering tastes. Namkeen are common evening tea-time snacks and tasty side-dishes during dinner.”
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Company: Babco Foods International LLC
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at India Market, Waltham. Review published .