Whilst writing this review I had to remind myself "it's not bombay mix!" since this was stated several times in the press release. No, this is much more than that...it's "Rani's Quality Mixture"! Apparently "Mixture" is how these fried noodle snacks are known in South India and Sri Lanka, where Rani's mum originally created the recipe. Here in Britain we would call it Bombay Mix, of course - what an unsophistiocated lot we are!
This product has won a Gold Star in the "Great Taste 2013 Awards and is hand made in small batches to Rani's mums secret recipe, and contains no added colourings, flavourings or preservatives - just salt and chilli powder. This isn't regular, stale-tasting run-of-the mill cheapo bombay mix!
The mix contains delicious ingredients such as boondi, which are drops of deep-fried batter, Omapodi, which are crisp gram flour noodles, cashews, peanuts, roasted cassava chips, roasted channa and curry leaves.
Taste-wise the mixture was extremely moreish indeed. It wasn't greasy and salty like the bombay mixes we are used to in Britain, instead it was light, flavoursome and crunchy, with each of the different flavours getting a chance to shine. I enjoyed the subtleties of all the different ingredients and it never felt too spicy or overpowering.
Overall, I thought Rani's Mixture was a great snack and definitely a cut above your average Bombay Mix - I can see why they want to differentiate themselves from the rest of the crowd now. The Gold Star rating is very well deserved, seek these out if you can!
RATING: 8.5 out of 10.
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*This product was sent for an honest review and all opinions expressed are my own.