I bought these from Tesco as they were on a buy one get on free offer, so for 99p I got these and the cornflake mix, which I thought was a good offer as each bag is 350g. The Bombay Mix was mild, which for me is good as I don't like food to spicy.
I had seen them before when shopping but I always opted for Tesco's own brand just because I had never heard of them. The reason I chose to purchase them this time was purely because of the buy one get one free offer.
These are not found on the crisp and snack aisle but the foreign foods aisle next to various ingridents for Thai and Indian foods.
On opening the bag the bag the first thing that hit me was the smell, or lack of it. I know they are mild but it was as if there was no spicy at all. Compared to other brands I've tried that have been mild, these were definately the mildest.
As usual for me I poured some into a bowl and I saw that it looked different. The peas were very large, there were very few peanuts and lentils and no fennel seeds. I also noticed that the flour noodles were on the large side.
I grabbed a handfull and my suspicions were confirmed, there was a distinct lack of taste. There was not even a hit of the usual spiciness that you find with Bombay Mix. As I said before, I don't like spicy foods, but Bombay Mix is one of those foods that needs a kick to it. I also noticed due to the lack of spice my fingers didn't take on their usual yellowy hue when I eat these.
Next time, offer or not, I'm going to buy my usual Bpmbay Mix as I was really disappointed.
I've never been that struck on Bombay Mix because I remember having some when I was a kid, it was this Indian guy my dad worked with and his wife made their own. Spicey???? God, my eyes are watering NOW just thinking about it and I was only about 5 when I ate it! lol
The outdoor by me has started selling loads of Cofresh food and the prices are pretty good so on Xmas Eve when me and my dad went down to get the last few Xmas drinks we brought a few packs of different things in their range to munch on.
This 350g bag cost 99p and because it's got the word MILD on the pack I gave it a go, I still only had a small bit to start off with though because the Indian version of the word mild is usually different to mine! lol
It's nice though, dead nice actually. The long bits that make up the Bombay Mix are actually noodles, I never knew that until today but thinking about it I don't know what else they'd be! lol In this bag there's a nice mix of thin and thick noodles and they've all got a wickedly crunchy texure, the flavour is spicey but not too much and deffo not spicey enough that you need to have a drink between each mouth full.
Mixed in with the noodles there are dried peas, crunchy peanuts and little discs that I reckon are dried lentils. There's not that many of each thing in this bag so they don't add anything to the flavour but it's a nice change of texture to bite into one of them things instead of ANOTHER mouth full of dried noodles! lol
Even though this tastes yummy I think it's a bit of a boring snack because every single mouth full tastes the same as the last one. I know that you're not supposed to eat hand fulls of Bombay Mix but me and my dad sat and scoffed the lot in the space of an hour and by the time we'd finished I was bored to death of it!
Recommended..... just the right spiciness and doesn't blow your head off!!!