My wife brought home a package of Tasty Bite Indian Vindaloo last week and I decided to have it for lunch.
This is labeled as a “Hot and Spicy” vegetarian meal made from hearty vegetables and tomatoes in a spicy curry sauce.
I am a big fan of Indian food and was excited to give this a try and write a review!
Tasty Bite Vindaloo Taste Test
I really enjoy the Tasty Bite Madras Lentils that I get at Costco so I had big expectations before I took my first bite of the vindaloo. I heated the packed up (tear open a slit, 90 seconds in the microwave) poured it into a bowl and tried a spoonful.
On my first bite I was disappointed.
The package said the vindaloo was “Hot and Spicy” and even has a heat level indicator pegged out on the bottom on the package. But I only registered a little bit of heat and the main thing I tasted was the sweetness from the tomatoes and carrots. I was afraid that this stuff was going to be as mild as the Lamb Vindaloo I got from Trader Joe’s.
I took a second bite and enjoyed the potatoes and beans while wondering why companies label things as spicy when they never really are.
And then I got the hiccups.
I took another bite.
And then I realized that my scalp was soaking in sweat.
I took another bite and now my mouth was on fire.
Holy crap, this stuff was seriously spicy! They must be using something like a ghost pepper that has a time delay and sneaks up on you. This was by far the most spicy commercial Indian food that I have ever tried.
And yes, in addition to being spicy, it tastes great.
Is the Tasty Bite Vindaloo Healthy?
When you eat the whole pouch of vindaloo you get two servings. The nutritional information for two servings are:
- Calories: 300
- Fat: 13g (17% DV)
- Cholesterol: 5mg (2% DV)
- Sodium: 960mg (42% DV)
- Carbohydrates: 39g (14% DV)
- Protein: 7g
This makes for a great 300 calorie lunch but I wish the sodium content was lower.