One of my first jobs was working as a cashier at a local grocery store. I know a lot of us have went down this path. I didn’t look at food then as I do now. But, what I do remember doing is sifting through this one particular snack mix bin. I don’t see those bulk bins around much anymore. Probably the whole germ scare has driven these away. Makes sense, but still a staple missing out of the grocery store. I used to go on break and head to the snack bins to sift through this spicy snack mix. In it, were these amazing, mind-boggling wasabi coated green peas. Now, I will be the first to tell you that I LOVE little green peas. It seems to a staple in most Southern households, and a lot of Northerners I have encountered are not that big of a fan of them.
The typical little green pea side dish is a can (or fresh if you’re blessed enough and patient enough) of little green peas, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Or, if you are really craving a good Southern side dish…little green peas, cubed potatoes, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. I believe it was my Granny that would make them as mentioned above. Or, at least that is what I am remembering from what Mom and Maw-Maw have told me. It’s true, recipes stay through generations. I am blessed to have so many in my arsenal of recipes.
So, back to the Wasabi Peas! The great thing about the South, is that it is a melting pot of all different ethnicities. We have access to so many amazing treats. Fortunately, when we tried this brand yesterday…purchased from Target…we were very pleased. As my Mom said yesterday, in her first time trying them…These are addicting! Oh yes, Mom, yes indeed. They give you just enough heat, but then the heat is gone, just as fast as it came. You can control the heat by how many you put in your mouth at one time. In this case though, it’s fun to be out of control! On a different side, these are quite a low-calorie snack…130 calories in 55 pieces. Not too bad. If you eat one at a time, they could last you a little bit.
I completely recommend these! If you like that little kick of Wasabi…must try!