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I bought these poppadoms as they were on offer in Tesco's for £1, they were the cheapest on the shelf. We were cooking for friends and thought these poppadoms would bulk out the meal a bit more. There are 8 in a packet and 2 each are easily enough to satisfy anyone's apetite. The packaging is very appealing to the eye, with the pink and purple colours on the clear packaging. I found it very aesthetically pleasing to the eye to see the product, as you can see what your buying. The packaging is extremely to get into, with just a peel back wrapper on it. The poppadoms look very appealing to the eye with the size they, the colour of them is a light golden brown and ripples and uneven appearance adds to authentic feel of these poppadoms. When snapped in half there is a satisfying snap which just demonstrates how crispy the poppadoms are. The only disappoint is the flavour. The poppadoms are very plain in taste, which is huge let down considering their appearance. To me they are very dry in taste. The poppadoms would taste great with a bit of mango chutney. Considering these poppadoms were only £1 a packet, they are brillant. Really except for the taste, which is personal preference, the appearance is very appealing. To accompany a curry they are great.
My Step-Dad is crazy for poppadoms! We have home made curry in our home rather often and if we are he always has a carton of these types of things. The other night he had a pack of these and decided to give me half which was actually a pleasant change and I indulged in them with my ready meal lol. (Usually he scoffs a whole carton to himself lol). The Packaging: Clear square plastic container with a bright pink peel off lid to the top of it. On that I'm told that they are Ready To Eat Pataks Original Hand Made Sun Dried Pappadums and that there are 8 in the container and that they are plain (they do come in other varieties). Other information on the carton includes an at a glance nutritional chart, ingredients and allergy advice is given along with a more in-depth look at nutritional values, the best before date is clearly stamped on and contact details for Pataks are given. It's a nice enough pack but the problem is that once you peel back the lid there is no way to reseal it up so they are hard to store and keep fresh if you wish not to eat them all and we usually end up throwing some away the day after opening them if there are any left and left without being covered as they go really terribly limp! The Pappadums: Well they are large disc shaped light yellow slightly rough pappadums. They have a sort of salty aroma to them when you open the pack. Taste wise these are ok but not one of the favourites in my home though and of course they're not as good as fresh one's in/from a resteraunt but then I've never found any to buy at home are to be honest. They are slightly crunchy/crispy, not messy to eat and robust enough to survive dipping or loading with food to eat on them. They are made from lentil flour and have a sort of smoked taste to them, they are well seasoned and not at all greasy and I liked them but of course they are called plain and really they taste that! They're nice enough though and they are suitable for Vegetarians and contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and 50% less salt (though less salt than what...I'm not told lol). Allergy Advice: May contain traces of peanut or other nuts Gluten Free Nutritional Information Per Pappadum: Calories: 44 Sugar: 0.3g Fat: 1.9g Saturates: 0.2g Salt: 0.2g Available in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay about £1.39ish a carton.