As with the Must Apple Flavored Cube Gum post from the other day, I know I'm a little late posting about this Yalla Bisli snack you may have tried it by now, but this is another one of a few posts I was able to salvage from my broken laptop. Since it was written and ready to go I figured I'll post it just in case there were people out there who would be interested in reading it
I still don't have a new laptop but hope to have one very soon. Once I do I should be able to get back into the swing of posting on a more regular basis. Till then thank you for your patience
|אסם יאללה ביסלי|
Yalla is a popular slang word that basically means "let's go" or "come on"; depending how it's used in the conversation. Like many slang words I find it a little bit difficult to pin point the exact translation of the word but that’s the gist of it. I'm really not sure how or why Osem thought Yalla was the right name for this line of Bissli. I don’t get the connection, but OK, I'm not here to discuss the name, I am here to tell you what I thought of the Yalla Bissli Snacks that I tasted.
As opposed to all other Bissli snacks where each flavor is a different shape, all three Yalla Bissli snacks are the same shape; thin, flat, squares that are about 2.5-3 cm. each. I guess after the HUGE success Osem had with their thin, flat pretzels last year they thought why not try flattening another one of our most popular snacks and see if people like it as much as they loved the pretzels.
I actually thought it was the "best of the bunch". It was flavorful yet not hot 'n spicy at all. It reminded me of the classic Bissli Barbeque flavor. That’s not to say I think either of them taste anything like "American Barbeque", but then again what Bissli snack really taste like its name sake?
In the press release I read, the Osemepresentative is quoted as saying that these thin flat Bissli are the "lighter & airier" version of the regular Bissli snacks. She said they are intended for those who want a "less dense" Bissli. Regardless of how thin they may make Bissli the last thing that comes to my mind when I think of this deep fried snack is "light & airy". But I would say the Yalla Bissli are less hard and easier to bite into than the classic Bissli snacks but far from light 'n airy in my opinion.
Bottom Line: If you like Bissli snacks you'll probably enjoy the taste of this new line as well. Flavor wise there was nothing all that exciting and new to tell you about. In my opinion thin, flat Yalla Bissli is just a gimmick and not necessarily the most successful one. I think kids will miss the different fun 3D shapes of the classic Bissli line. Maybe I'm a kid at heart because although Bissli is not my favorite snack even I kind of missed the shapes and crunchiness as I was eating the Yalla Bissli. Light 'n Airy is far from the words I would use to describe this oily & fried Yalla Bissli line. This isn’t a snack I plan on buying again.
70 gram bag 3.59 NIS
Kosher Parve Badatz
Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own