Name: Kurkure Naughty Tomatoes
Found at: Saral Indian Grocery, Tustin
Rice Meal, Edible Vegetable Oil, Corn Meal, Gram Meal, Sugar, Salt, Tomato powder (1.4%), Spices & Condiments (Chilli powder, onion powder, Black pepper powder, Ginger powder, Clove powder, Cinnamon powder, Nutmeg powder, Citric acid, Beet Root Juice powder.
Why I Bought It:
Naughty tomatoes! With devil horns made of Cheetos and Angelina Jolie lips! These had to be the wackiest snack in a store shelf full of wacky snacks--all with more spices than your average American bowl of chili.
Also, one of the ingredients made me laugh. "Edible vegetable oil"? Well, that's a relief.
Kurkure also distinguishes itself for having actual recipes in the back of the package. And I'm not just talking dip. There are instructions to make a dish called "mast tamatar sev" that requires you to boil things and cut some tomatoes "in the shape of flowers". These make American Cheetos look even more lazy and boring.
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It's a clean taste, with hints of gazpacho and a wallop from the complex union of spices. Unlike Flaming Hot Cheetos, I actually like these. Plus, the burn lasts considerably longer. I ate one about when I started writing this, which was about ten minutes ago, and my mouth still throbs.
Now excuse me while I cut this tomato into a flower shape.