Monday, December 27, 2010

Day 134

Orion Cuttlefish Peanut Ball: Today's post is another strange snack I found before the holidays at the BHFM. I didn't feel much like trying something substantial tonight after the weekend-long binge of holiday food, and I had this bagged Asian snack stashed for a backup. I was in need of a little something to tide me over till dinner, so I decided to check these out. I've generally had good luck with the Asian snacks I've tried during this project, so I figured these couldn't be that bad. The flavor description (cuttlefish peanut?) was a bit bizarre - what were these gonna taste like?
These snacks basically consisted of tiny little balls made from wheat flour. The manufacturing company's website ( described it as "the refreshing taste of the seas and the nutty flavor of peanuts in one bag." Hmm, OK. After the "octopus flavored" snack I tried a few days ago, I wasn't sure what to expect from these. I popped a couple in my mouth, and the flavor was honestly more salty than anything else. I didn't really detect the "taste of the seas," mainly just some saltiness and faint peanutty-ness. The texture was airy and crunchy, with a seemingly hollow center. Not bad.

I've found that a lot of the bagged snacks from across the world aren't much different from what we eat here - most of them could easily be repackaged and sold under different names with no questions. These were OK, but not too much to report. I feel like it's hard to translate a true seafood taste to a chip-like snack, so if anyone knows one that's truly fishy, let me know.

FYI, Orion's website suggests that these are best enjoyed with a "glass of bear." Mmm...bear.

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