I had previously blogged about VIP Hot Chilli peanuts and VIP Chilli Lemon peanuts by New York Deli. I was definitely impressed by both flavours and was pretty excited when Cinabar passed me these VIP Bollywood Barbecue peanuts to try. New York Deli has outlets in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, Canada and the Far East, and also make Wasabi VIP (Very Important Peas) and Dark Chocolate Americanos, both of which I’m sure I’ll get to try in the future.
This silver 60g bag’s ingredients contained no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, with 96% peanuts, as well as vegetable oil, soy sauce, garlic, spices, onion, paprika, caramelised sugar, tomato, and mango. Considering the percentage of peanuts listed in the ingredients, there was still a warning on the back of the silvery packet stating; “warning, may contain nuts!” Crazy! There was a sweet and salty hit from these peanuts, but the main flavour was dominated by paprika, with undertones of garlic and onion, polished off with a hint of mango. I found these peanuts to be a very tasty treat in my lunch box and a good alternative to the usual crisps. They were very moreish and I would definitely have these again.