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A purple box of assorted chikki, which are squares that look a lot like peanut brittle
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Haldirams Assorted Chikki

Baked Goods from India

Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
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Haldiram’s in New Delhi, India

Haldiram’s makes a lot of snacks, one of them being a variety of chikki flavors. I suppose chikki is pretty similar to peanut brittle, though I have not had much of the latter in my lifetime and expect there might be even more sugar content than in chikki. Think a hard/snappy square of nuts and caramelized sugar binding things together.

The absolute best flavor in this variety pack is the sesame flavor, hands down. I would actually love trying my hand at making chikki someday because of this snack purchase. Second best is the one with rose petals in it. Bottom of the heap is the peanut-heavy version (I’m sorry, peanuts, but you are just not a premium nut).

Written on May 12, 2022

A bag of Masala Munch in bright orange colors. A woman is excitedly shouting into a megaphone "now tastier"
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Kurkure Masala Munch

Rice & Corn from India

Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
Source:

My significant other’s parents

Right before the pandemic hit, my now-fiancé, a few friends, and I went to visit India. We stayed with his parents for awhile and were absolutely spoiled with home-made food, then went touring around the Golden Triangle. His parents packed a bunch of snacks for us, most of which I do not remember precisely, though I did enjoy Kurkure Masala Munch. These are exactly like Cheetos in format, just with a masala spice blend.

I do not know what “now tastier” on the packages means: perhaps more spice dust?

Written on May 12, 2022