May contain traces of nuts, but I prefer to play Russian roulette

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Chomping through the snack food shelf at the local superette in China, this next snack is chicken flavoured with a hint of chilli. I can’t read Chinese, so, I have to say that in choosing the flavour, I didn’t really take much effort to look at the graphical hints on the packet. Culinary Russian roulette you might say. The worst consequences could be a trip to the loo, or the least, a waste of money. Fortunately, I’ve never come out on the wrong side, and have never disliked a packet I’ve opted for. The form of the snacks are rice snacks, but taste like Maggi chicken stock. The type used for making soups and… flavouring dishes that are supposed to have chicken in them. Why do all the snacks I’ve tried so have so far have sodding chilli in them?

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Miss Gray: paging Miss Green. Paging Miss Green!

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Pleased to see the fatman, he comes in different flavours

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Roasted chicken flavour it was. This a particular brand is Korean, but it’s possibly been made in China, re-packed and pushed out the door by the marketing people at Orion. Compared with Korea, China has so many more flavours; spring onion, pork, and of course, roasted chicken. Why the difference in selection? Do the Chinese have greater preferences in flavours or are the Koreans eaters of snack foods just fussy?

So how do they taste? Like roasted chicken, with a hint of chilli spice. Re-examination of the packet reveals a chilli pepper. On the whole, a nice twist.