Too Yumm Karare Review – We Tried 2 Variants
Flavorful, non-oily and crisp, Too Yumm Karare is a must try. Here’s why we recommend trying both the variants.
Snacks are an inevitable part of our lifestyles. Be it a movie night, pajama party, or tea-time, these fit in everywhere.
With an increase in awareness about healthy eating and importance of an active lifestyle, words like low-fat, protein-rich, diet, and baked snacks are all the rage.
Too Yumm, a well-known brand, offers a range of baked snacks. From potato chips to fox nuts to multigrain chips, the choices are many. We grabbed the Chilli Achari and Noodle Masala variant from the Too Yumm Karare range.
Our Too Yumm Karare review examines everything from the packaging to the taste so that you can buy better.
Our Review Factors
Here’s what we looked for. A crunchy snack with a specific achari / noodle masala flavor and well-balanced salt levels.
Here we have listed the different review parameters to examine Too Yumm Karare :
How well does the chilli achari / noodle masala flavor come to the real deal? Does it justify the labels? What about the spiciness? Mild, intense, or balanced. Are these fresh in taste, or is there any industrial taste felt.
Compared to deep-fried snacks, a baked snack requires less oil for cooking. Too Yumm Karare Chilli Achari is a baked snack so the texture might be slightly different from a fried snack. Do they feel oily on the palette? Is there a prominent crunch in every bite?
3. Nutritional Label
What goes in the making of these karare snacks is gauged here. We scan the list of ingredients for the sources of fat used, presence of preservatives, stabilizers, and added flavors. We also check here for the percentage of multigrains used.
As per the pack, the brand mentions that this baked snack has a lower fat content compared to regular potato chips. Further, these are made with the goodness of multiple grains. How well does the brand back up these claims?
4. Other Observations
Is the pack resealable? Overall, does the packaging look attractive?
For how long is this snack ideal for consumption?
Are these priced economically? Does the price justify the quantity offered?
Related Reading : Team Mishry reviewed two flavors from Too Yumm Multigrain Chips. Here’s which one we liked better.
Too Yumm Karare Flavors – Detailed Review
Here’s what we found during our review process of Too Yumm Karare :
1. Chilli Achari
Too Yumm Karare Chilli Achari comes in a green and black color pack. We reviewed the 43 gm (35 gm + 8 gm extra) variant. It costs Rs. 10. The shelf life is 6 months. The pack is not resealable.
Appearance & Aroma
In terms of appearance, these are shaped in the form of sticks. There is a layer of masala coating on them. The color of this snack is dark yellow, and the sprinkled masala lends a slightly reddish tone.
The achari aroma was the most dominant here.
The main ingredients here are – Rice grits (45%), corn grits (30%), edible Veg oil (palmolein), and seasoning – sugar & salt.
In addition, it has *spices and condiments – (contains garlic), maltodextrin, milk solids, gelling agent (INS 508), hydrolyzed veg protein, anticaking agent (INS 551), flavor enhancer (INS 627, 631), Edible veg oil (sunflower), emulsifier (INS 414)
*Used as a natural sourcing agent.
It also uses permitted colors(INS 160c) and contains added flavors – natural and nature identical substances.
Allergen Information – contains wheat, soya, milk solids, and mustard.
The brand makes use of both palmolein oil and sunflower oil. While sunflower oil is relatively healthy, we do not appreciate the presence of palmolein oil.
Per 100 gm, Too Yumm Karare Chilli Achari contains 483 kcal of energy, 69 gm of carbs, 5.2 gm of protein and 20.5 gm of fat.
Per 100 gm serving of regular potato chips contains about 35 to 37 gm of fat. The calories for the same is 536 kcal.
Hence, the 30% less fat claim stands true here.
A typical achari flavor is a combination of different spices including fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper, cumin, nigella seeds and aniseeds. We look for a similar flavor here. The flavor of green chilli achari is on point and is quite prominent.
This snack strikes a perfect balance between spiciness and sweetness. These are not overbearingly spicy. Overall, it is a flavorful snack showcasing bursts of flavors – sweet, tangy, with mild heat.
Crisp and crunchy, Too Yumm Karare Chilli Achari nails that perfect texture. The crackling sound was prominent as we took a bite. They do not feel oily on the palette. Thumbs up!
- Crisp and crunchy, the texture is on point.
- The chilli achari flavor is dominant.
- It strikes a balance between flavors.
- These are not oily on the palette.
- These are baked and contain the goodness of multigrains.
- Palmolein oil can be swapped with a better alternative.
If you are looking for a flavorful baked snack, Too Yumm Karare Chilli Achari should be your next pick. You can have these while binge-watching or with a hot cup of tea.
2. Noodle Masala
This variant has blue and black color packaging which is not resealable. Our review pack of 43 gm (35 gm + 8 gm extra) offers a shelf life of 6 months.
Appearance & Aroma
Appearance-wise, there is a layer of masala coating on these twisted sticks. They are yellow in appearance. On opening the pack, it emits a masaledaar aroma. It is similar to that of the tastemaker of your favorite instant noodles.
The primary ingredients are – rice grits (45%), corn grits (30%), and edible Veg oil (palmolein).
The supporting ingredients include – Seasoning – maltodextrin, sugar, salt, *spices, and condiments – (contains onion and garlic), whey powder, hydrolyzed veg protein, acidity regulator (INS 330, INS 296), anticaking agent (INS 551), and flavor enhancer (INS 627, 631).
*Used as a natural sourcing agent.
It contains added flavors – natural and nature identical substances.
Allergen – contains soya and milk solids.
Per 100 gm serving of Too Yumm Noodle Masala variant contains 479 kcal of energy, 5.4 gm of protein, 19.9 gm of total fat and 70 gm of total carb.
Despite being a baked snack, it is best to have them occasionally. The presence of palmolein oil and maltodextrin is not something we appreciate.
Taste & Texture
In terms of taste, these are medium spicy, have an umami taste, and well-balanced salt levels. The mild presence of garlic combines very well with the masala flavor. There is a tad bit of sugar present too. Texture-wise, these are non-oily and crispy. They have a crunch in every bite.
Umami is one of the five main taste profiles in addition to sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. The taste of Umami is best described as something savory or meaty in flavor.
- Non-oily and crisp.
- The salt levels are balanced.
- It has an inviting aroma of masala.
- The spiciness is medium.
- It is a baked snack and contains the goodness of multigrains.
- We found the presence of maltodextrin and palmolein oil.
Are you a fan of noodle masala flavor? If yes, we recommend you to try Too Yumm Karare Noodle Masala. Savor it while binge watching or with a hot cup of tea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Too Yumm Karare.
The calories per 100 gm serving of both the variants are as follows :
Chilli Achari : Per 100 gm, it contains 483 kcal of energy.
Noodle Masala : Per 100 gm, it contains 479 kcal of energy.
Too Yumm Karare is a baked snack.
Yes. Too Yumm Karare contains artificial flavor enhancers. Both the variants contain the following flavor enhancers :
INS 627 (Disodium guanylate) & INS 631 (Disodium Inosinate).
Absolutely! If you love snacking on something savory, this pair will surely be a hit.
No. Too Yumm Karare is not a vegan product. The Chilli Achari variant contains milk solids whereas the noodle masala flavor has whey powder.
So what’s our final verdict? We loved both the flavors of Too Yumm Karare baked snacks. The Chilli Achari variant has an unmissable achari flavor, whereas the noodle masala variant has a delicious umami taste which is very similar to your pack of instant noodles. These are full of flavor, addictive, and have a medium chilli quotient.
Are you a fan of baked snacks? Drop-in your views in the comments section below.