Taste test: These roughly spherical snacks averaged about three-quarters of an inch in diameter and consisted of a peanut center surrounded by an airy-but-crunchy coating of corn and wheat starch, with some cuttlefish meat and hot peppers seasoning added for good measure.
Considering the negative reactions we've gotten to some other Asian seafood snacks, we didn't expect our snackers to like this one much. But somehow, many people actually liked these. These were lots of strong flavors from lots of sources here. It seemed that the hot peppers were just enough to offset some of the fishiness of the cuttlefish. That, combined with the nice crunch and fresh peanut taste, had some people coming back to the bag for more, while others still couldn't handle the fishiness.
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Smell test: Mostly like peanuts, but definitely some fishiness too. Not too bad.
From the package: “Ingredients: Processed Peanut, Waxy Corn Starch, Wheat Flour, White Sugar, Vegetable Oil (Palm and Sunflower Seed), Hot Sauce Seasoning (Powder-Hot Pepper/Sugar/Salt/Garlic), Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Vinegar Powder), Corn Syrup, Modified Starch (Potato), Sliced Cuttlefish, Leavening Agent (Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt, Shrimp Extract, Annato Color Caramel Color”
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at H Mart, Cambridge/Burlington, Massachusetts. Review published .