As my regular readers will know, I am a little obsessed with all things chocolate and very obsessed to all things spicy; so I was both intrigued and excited to try a new product from Duke of Delhi. Duke of Delhi offer a range of snacks that deliver ' traditional Indian flavours with a British zing '. As well as bombay mix style snacks, there is a range of biscuits on offer with flavours such as orange, chilli and chocolate and fig and cashew nut. The combinations of a curry like flavour and chocolate does sound quite strange but as a fan of chocolate and chilli combinations I thought I would give it a try. I was sent a tub of the Chocolate chunk Delhi mix to taste and it was certainly very interesting. The product is a mix inspired by Chevedo; an Indian street food that we would liken to Bombay mix. I am a fan of Bombay mix but it can often be too powdery and/or greasy; not this mix, it is light, crispy and, for me, has a good level of spice that gives just enough kick. The addition of a soft, not too bitter, chocolate is a strange yet moreish addition. My husband could not quite work it all out but that did not stop him going in for another handful. I shared his confusion and am still not 100% sure if the combination works; it is not an unpleasant taste but not something that I would naturally put together. For me this is a tasty product that is great for parties or group get togethers; to share and have a bit of fun with. Like I said, even though we could not quite get it the combination but it was fun to eat and the proof was in the wanting to have another taste, so why not tickle your taste buds and give it a go.
I am not one for endorsing a lot of products but I love companies that value their independence and take care in the production and promotion of their products. Duke of Delhi ensure that they make their food my hand using natural ingredients, from ethical sources. Not only that, they give 7% of their profit to the Elephant Family charity, which is a very nice touch. If a mix of spices and chocolate is not your, the great biscuit selection may just be.