This has been a 12 months of curveballs and surprises—principally disagreeable ones. That is been true for the world at massive and really a lot true in my very own private life, as effectively. So I made a decision to do a shock evaluation of a non-Christmas merchandise proper in the midst of the Christmas season. Loopy, proper?
I’ve bought a sinking suspicion that this 12 months is not executed with massive surprises simply but, both. Be ready for something. Hopefully this evaluation of Dealer Joe’s Path Combine Crackers is a extra nice “shock” for many of you than what the rest of 2020 has up its sleeve.
I imply it isn’t unprecedented for us to take a look at “regular” merchandise in December. And this one undoubtedly deserves a looksee, because it slipped via the cracks review-wise for the previous month and a half or so, and it is fairly darn distinctive and attractive. What number of Dealer Joe’s merchandise have we seen that prominently function mung beans? Not many.
Combining all one of the best properties of crispy, crunchy, salty, tacky crackers and the satisfying snacktasticality of a typical path combine, this enjoyable bag of munchy morsels is correct up Dealer Joe’s alley. Every cracker is studded with cashew nuts, raisins, sesame seeds, and fried mung beans. All I actually find out about mung beans is that they are in a variety of Asian snacks and desserts. It is arduous to isolate their taste right here as a result of they’re surrounded by so many different substances, however I imagine they’re barely candy and a bit of nutty.
And so they work fairly effectively with the nuttiness of cashews, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. A bit of additional sweetness from the raisins helps stability out the combination of flavors. There’s additionally a “sugar syrup” listed within the substances, which I am guessing served because the “glue” that attaches the path combine items to the crackers.
Surprisingly, many of the crackers have been totally intact once we first opened the package deal. A number of broke into smaller shards. No biggie. The bag is not resealable, which in bigger households in all probability would not be an issue. Because it’s simply Sonia and me, we did not end ours in a single sitting, so we broke out the chip clips to protect the freshness. Once more, no biggie.
$2.49 for the 4.5 oz bag. Good for curbing starvation and fairly tasty. 4 stars from Sonia. Three and a half from me.
Backside line: 7.5 out of 10.