Tom Yum Cashews: How did that ever leave the lab?
This snack has the mouth feel of damp gravel mixed with oyster shells and old bamboo clippings. Chewing is unpleasant; swallowing is almost painful and inevitably there is some part that has to be coughed up or spit out.
The second item in ingredients: lemongrass. Even if you've had a passing dalliance with this ingredient you probably understand why so little goes a long way as it is highly fibrous; when used to cook with only the very inside light green tender bit is used and the other 98.5% is thrown in stock (then discarded) or best just thrown away. Not here; they've used every twine-like fleck. There is lots and lots of the dry shredded stickery bits in this snack!
I'm all for a risky mouthful every once in awhile in the name of TJ Adventures, but Tom Yum Cashews should be avoided.