Monday, March 5, 2012

Snack #212- Eldorado Chilinøtter Innbakte Peanøtter (Chili flavored coated peanuts)

Eldorado Chilinøtter Innbakte Peanøtter (Chili flavored coated peanuts)

While traveling to Norway for a friend’s wedding we stumbled upon this unique spicy snack which is basically a whole peanut surrounded by a crispy, savory coating and dusted with paprika.  In form they are similar to the Asian peanuts tried in Costa Rica but in flavor they are the standard European paprika seasoning which tastes like pepper but is not spicy.  The peanut center is tasty and the coating adds a well-seasoned paprika taste so they are an enjoyable snack but not spicy at all.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 1/10
Bottom Line: Paprika coated crunchy peanuts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

National Potato Chip Day is March 14.
Tidbits for you to digest~

* The first recipe for potato chips (called "fried shavings") appeared in Mary Randolf's Virginia House-Wife cookbook in 1824.

* Potato chips were declared an unessential food at the outset of World War II and production of them was completely halted for a time. It was only after a protest that the War Production Board reversed their decision.

* It takes approximately 10,000 pounds of potatoes to make 2,500 pounds of potato chips.

* Prior to mass distribution, potato chips were dispensed in bulk from barrels or glass display cases in grocery stores. Throughout the years, potato chips have been packaged in cans, paper bags, cellophane, plastic, aluminum foil and cardboard tubes.

* The average person eats the equivalent of 96 one-ounce bags of potato chips each year. That's equivalent to 6 pounds a year.