“ Brand: Asda / Type: Snacks „
I wish i had read the previous review, just broke 2 teeth eating this :( I don't think i was ever this happy :/
Smart Price Bombay Mix!
I was in Asda the other day and I really fancied this. I did not want to pay a lot for it as I am trying to save my money but you know what it is like when you really want something. At a low price I thought this was a bargain but I did not realise it was going to taste such low quality!
What is Bombay Mix?
Bombay mix is a traditional Indian snack made from spicy dried ingredients including fried lentils, peanuts, chickpea flour noodles, corn, vegetable oil, chickpeas, flaked rice, and fried onion. This is all flavoured with salt and a blend of spices that may include coriander and mustard seed.
As this is an economy product, the packet was completely standard. It followed a green and white theme which was pretty simple to be honest. It has a little window in which you can see the food you are buying which I always think is a good idea! On the back of the pack there is some information on the nutritional values etc...
This was actually saltier than I expected and spicier than I expected too. I found myself needing to down a glass of water after I had tried a measly handful which was not too impressive. The obvious taste is spiced and Indian type recipe.
Most of the ingredients were quite hard in texture- peanuts and chickpeas! I could taste Chilli which was a little scary as this is fiery hot! It smelt salty and spicy at the same time which was actually quite nice.
Price and Place
You can get these from Asda for around 45p which is excellent considering you get quite a large sized bag!
Per 40g serving:
11.4g of fat!
In my opinion these where too spicy for me and they still have not satisfied my cravings. I think next time I may have to pay a little more for these!
I love Bombay mix! The other day whilst perusing my local Asda store for a few weekend snacks for myself I spotted this costing a mere 45p a bag and decided that I really wanted it and couldn't believe the price of it compared to many branded ones I have purchased in the past!
White and green plastic bag with a clear 'window' to the front of it. In black and green writing on the front I'm told it is Asda 'Smart Price' Bombay Mix and that it is free from artificial colours, flavours or hydrogenated fat, that is it is a new product within the smart price range and that is is suitable for Vegetarians. On the back of the bag I'm told exactly what it is, ingredients, allergy advice, storage details and a nutritional chart is all given along with contact details for Asda, size is stated as is the best before date and finally there is a bar-code on there. Yes it is cheap packaging and the bag is flimsy so be careful how you open it!
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bag:
A spicy assortment of Indian snacks: Gram flour noodles, roasted peanuts, green lentils, chick peas and split peas, seasoned with chilli.
The Bombay Mix:
Well I was impressed with the amount you get for the pennies it cost when I first bought the bag. My bag was full of mainly a yellowy coloured looking snack mix but with a few dark brown nuts and green lentils and stuff so to the eyes it looked interesting and smelt spicy and authentic to me.
However that's where my compliments for this snack selection ends. What I was faced with in the main when I got stuck into eating this mix was hard thick noodles. They tasted spiced with a hint of chilli but boy did they hurt my teeth! They were too thick, dry and crunchy for me and I felt like I should be concerned for the health of my poor old teeth and gums. The lentils were dry as meant but again really hard like little bullets and difficult to chew and swallow. There is only 18% peanuts in here and although I can't complain about that (as they did tastes like nuts) they were small in size compared to other ingredients (such as the huge chunks of noodles) and because of that the flavour of them made no impact within the mix at all.
I couldn't taste caraway seeds (which I love) and saw no sign of the 6% split peas and overall this was simply a hard mix of spices that were powdery and mainly noodles which as I said earlier, didn't really carry a lot of flavour to them at all.
Messy to handle, this mix made me hands grubby and stained my fingers yellow after eating it (that's the turmeric I suppose). My teeth hurt me and my throat was dry as a bone. The spices again, as I said earlier were very dry and the only thing I can say is it wasn't blow your brains out hot with the chilli powder in it but really the hotness was the last of my worries whilst consuming this.
Not very tasty, very hard on the mouth and not one bit fun or a joy to eat in my humble opinion..sadly!
May contain traces of other nuts and/or seeds.
Nutritional Information per 40g Serving:
Energy: 191 Kcal
of which are sugars: 0.7g
of which saturates; 1.4g
equivalent as salt: 0.7g
Only available in Asda stores priced at 45p a bag.