Bamba – The Perfect Peanut Butter Puffs!

The story of the Bamba puff and me dates back to my first job as a bagel saveur (ie: bagel cutter, spreader, butterer and all-around cafe slave), when my boss’ sister told me about a “delicious Israeli snack you would love.”

The ever-elusive Bamba snack.
The ever-elusive Bamba snack.

Our conversation went something like this:

Me: I really love Israeli juices.

Boss’ Sister: Oh? Then you would looove this Israeli snack Bamba. It’s very delicious. I will buy you some so you can try!

Me: That sounds great! You know I love junk food, especially free junk food *snigger.

—- A few days pass —

Me: Hey, where is my Bamba? Did you forget?

BS: Oh yes, I didn’t forget! I will bring you some tomorrow!

— Tomorrow comes —

I figure that it’s probably not a good idea to badger my boss’ sister about junk food. BUT SHE PROMISED!

Full of peanutty goodness!
Full of peanutty goodness!

Anyhow, I never did get my Bamba. Lucky for me, I saw a whole mountain of ’em at Jack’s Penny Store for $.99 and quickly snapped up a bag.

So what did it taste like? Basically, imagine Cheetos cheese curls with peanut butter instead of cheddar. Yeah, it sounds a little weird, but it actually works: there’s enough peanut butter coating to make it taste like a cross between a dessert and a movie snack, but not so much that it makes you want to eat jelly with it too. What I really like is that it only has four…. yes, FOUR ingredients involved… peanuts, corn, palm oil and salt. It doesn’t get simpler that that!

When did you last see an ingredient list this short?
When did you last see an ingredient list this short?

I like to dunk ’em in soy or almond milk and savor the soft crunchy puff in 4 cup increments. For 99 cents, this is probably the most satisfying junk food buy ever. 

Though you probably shouldn’t eat TOO much at a time… it is 15% fat and sat. fat, after all. Then again, who cares?

Taste: Near Confection Perfection

Price: Can't complain! You're the best of the best!

Natural? Yes!

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  1. OMG!!! I bought those too from Jack’s! Sadly, they do not sell them anymore. My sister LOVES these and I’ve been looking for them ever since. Couldn’t remember anything about the packaging except that it was partially in another language. Thank you SOOOO MUCH for posting this. Now I can refine my search.

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