7 December 2016

Cofresh Rice Sticks (Waitrose) By @SpectreUK

I’m always on the lookout for alternative snacks to crisps and nuts, especially with a bit of spice to warm me up at this time of year. This Indian chakri style spiced Rice Sticks from Cofresh seem to fit the bill. The crunchy bobbly sticks (see photograph) have quite a hot spice to them, eventhough they had a one chilli rating on the packet. With dominant flavours of ginger and green chilli, as well as other spices possible cinnamon and cumin. They have a deceptive heat about them as the full range of flavours hit my tastebuds first making my mouth water, and then the chilli burn filled my senses. After a few handfuls I could feel sweat building on my brow and nose. Definitely a winter warmer and there’s plenty in the packet to burn out your friends as an alternative snack during a Christmas buffet party. They weren’t oily to the touch so are good for grabbing. Perhaps have some cucumber raita on the side for dipping (or bathing in after several mouthfuls!) or failing that some mayonnaise.

Information on the packet;
300g at 143 calories per suggested 28g serving, with 7.3g of fat, 1.4g of sugar, and 0.5g of salt. Suitable for vegetarians, the ingredients are; rice flour (51%), vegetable oil (rapeseed oil), wheat flour, potato starch, ginger, sesame seeds, sugar, green chilli, vegetable ghee, spices, salt, and citric acid.

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