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Tomyam Rice Snacks at Trader Joe's --amazing flavor

Sorry if it's bad form to start a thread for a single Trader Joe's item, but this one rates it. Tomyam Rice Snacks, in there with the chips, etc (IIRC), are the tastiest thing I've found at TJ in a long time. For lack of a better description, it's sort of a mini (2") puffed rice Thai pizza -- at least that's how it looks. It has a puffed rice cupped disc as a base, with a mildly sweet glaze that holds on the other ingredients. Here's the complete ingredient list:

Thai hom mali rice, cashews, lemon grass, kaffir lime, lime juice, sugar, thai spice, chili, salt.

These things come individually wrapped, ten "pizzas" to a plastic/foil pouch for $1.69, and are very addictive. As always, YMMV.

Get 'em before they change their minds.

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  1. Thanks for posting. I've been incredibly curious about these ever since they appeared on the shelves.

    1. wow! these sound delicious. I hope my local tjs has these!

      1. Just tried these today and the flavor is incredible! The lemongrass is quite strong, and you usually don't eat the lemongrass because it is so tough, but here it works--addictive

        1. These are kind of insanely good. I'm glad they're individually wrapped, because then whole bags would mysteriously disappear from my pantry in short order.

          Also amazing, with the same flavor profile: tom yum cashews, in a small black bag with the nuts. Not the same at all as the beloved kaffir lime/chili cashews or peanuts, but basically the flavor of the Rice Snack toppings.

          1. dangit! Minnesota TJs don't have these! I hope they get them soon. In the meantime I did buy some of those yummy cashews. they are gooooood.

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            1. re: cheetobrain

              I had both, and frankly liked the cashews much better. The flavor intensity is just out of this world.

              I don't think the rice cracker adds anything other than crunch.