Generally I’m diligent about checking snacks to make sure they’re gluten free and thereby girlfriend friendly (GF and gf friendly). Many of the Swad products are already gluten free (though made in a facility which processes wheat). You know what happens though when you make an assumption. The boondi masala dumplings are made with chickpea flour and semolina (wheat). Note that the snack is vegan however.
Despite the buyers remorse, these chickpea dumplings are very satisfying. First of all, they’re tiny so it’s fun eating a handful. The room shakes from the disproportionate amount of crunch. The slightest spice (red chili powder) and sweetness (from the chickpea) is detectable in aftertaste.
I’ve eaten these freestanding as a snack, as well an alternative to soup crackers. It’s also fun to mix it with GORP (Good Ole Raisins and Peanuts). Simply mix equal parts peanuts, raisins and boondi. While the purchases was a mistake, it was a happy one.
Other snacks reviewed can be found here.
Gluten Free snacks and recipes can be found here.