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.”
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!
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!
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?