Bandar Crisped Vegetable Harvest Vegetable Snack Review

Hello All Y’all!

To say that I’m a fan of Bandar Food’s sauces is an understatement.

We have their sauce in our fridge at all times. We have our friends try them when they come over. Just like “It’s Maile” did to me.

Read the Sauce review: CLICK HERE

Recently, they contacted me to review their newest product. Of course, I said, “YES!!”

Let’s bring on the vegetable-y goodness.


Seriously, a snack of veggies? Sign me up!

Let’s look at the deets:



In the 75 gram bags you get 2.5 servings. (While taking photos I ate a whole bag!) There are carrots, pumpkin, okra, onion, purple sweet potatoes, green beans and sweet potatoes.


I was trying to figure out my favorite vegetable. I started saying in my head, “Oh, the carrots the best. Noooo, the green beans, noooo the sweet potatoes, but what about that okra!” They are full flavored, the texture is very crispy and crunchy with the perfect touch of saltiness. The okra surprised me so much, I’m not a huge fan of it.. okra tends to get slimy when you cook it. Whatever magic Bandar has, they make it delicious! I’d be happy munching on a whole bag of these okra!


When I received the box, one of my dearest friends, Laura was over. I wanted to get her thoughts, too. She stole all the okra out of the first bag.


Here are her thoughts:

One of my favorite aspects, Laura noticed it, too… They retain the shape, vibrancy and taste of the actual vegetable. “Eat the rainbow.” they say.
In closing, I’m still a fan of Bandar. They keep coming out with some great delicious products.
Go and show some love to Bandar. All their products can be found on their website. CLICK HERE! 
Stay Awesome and Eat Your Veggies!
**Products provided for review. All opinions are my own.**

Bandar Foods aka The Makers of Monkey Sauce

Sorry, I haven’t been around. I’ve been helping out The Boyfriend and dealing with what is probably a bad gallbladder. Life…. she took the reigns and drove me away from this little corner of Internet.

Now…. I’m hopefully back on track.

And it’s Story Time!


(A cheese-tastic ‘We have Fancy Cocktails’ Selfie! Left to Right. Maile and Me)

Last October 25th, I was in San Francisco. It was one of the trips that I  took with The Boyfriend and his company. I help out by booth set-up, fetching lunches and other Girl Friday tasks. When I’m not needed, I’m let to my own devices to explore. This time I met up with, Maile. She agreed to play tour guide.

First we hit Blue Bottle Coffee in The Farmer’s Market and then did some shopping. She found me in the hot sauce area.. and asked, “You like hot sauce?!” She grabbed my hand and we sprinted to the other end of The Farmer’s Market… within minutes a tasting spoon was in my mouth.

This little spoonful packed a flavorful punch… it was like nothing I had tasted before. A little sweet, a little smokey, a little herbaceous, some good heat… Heaven in a Bottle. It was the Spicy Mango Chili Sauce. A love affair began.

I immediately bought a bottle.

We continued our mission of adventure around San Francisco.

At the end of our journey.. I brought said bottle back to the hotel to The Boyfriend. After tasting, he wanted to know why I didn’t buy more. He, too had fallen in lurve with The Monkey Sauce!


A couple months ago, Bandar Foods had an internet giveaway. I enter on all the social media sites I could… never thinking I’d actually win. I got a text from Maile (she entered, too) saying I won. It was a happy day!! The boyfriend was so relieved… he had finished the bottle the night before.

Shortly, there after my mailbox was full of tasty goodness. The three sauces we’re mine all mine.. (Okay… I shared them with The Boyfriend!)


(The Sauces and Ned. Ned works for The Boyfriend. He was in San Francisco, too, but never got out of the convention room. Ned might be kissing the Spicy Mango… just saying’!)

Let me tell you about the sauces:

Sweet Mango Chili Sauce: (You’ve read a little so far!) It’s awesome. We eat this on so much stuff. We’ve put it on eggs, a slice of cheese, stir fries, rice & beans, a spoon. I’ve put in salad dressings, in curries, and in asian-y peanut noodles. Maile and I might have brought it to a Bachelorette party and slathered it on onion rings, fries and fried mozzarella sticks.

Every friend that we have try it… Loves it. Our fridge will never be without…

Tangy Tamarind: I’ve only recently be exposed to the awesomeness that is Tamarind. Where has this flavor been all my life? I was so excited to get this sauce. And I wasn’t let down. It’s sweet, tamarindy and tangy.. just like the name says. It reminds me of a fig preserve, perhaps because of the slight earthiness. Another winner for The Bandar Band of Flavor Masters! I’ve mixed this with Lee Kum Kee’s Garlic Chili Sauce, put it one some chicken and bake it… SOOOOO GOOOD! I’ve been know to put it on grilled cheese. I’ve also had it on Chicken McNuggets. (Don’t judge!)

Mint Cilantro Chili Sauce:  I would love to taste this. Unfortunately, cilantro sends me into fits of gagging. (Pleasant, right.) I wish I liked it. This article explains why. So, to get over this hurdle, I employed the taste hole of The Boyfriend. He loves cilantro! Here’s what he had to say: “Very tangy. An even taste of mint and cilantro. It would go wonderfully with citrusy grilled lemon chicken. A little bit in a salad dressing would lend a fresh, bright flavor. There is a slight little after burn.  Very fresh tasting. I want this on gyros, falafels and  a  grilled vegetable sandwich.” From his description I think a snack of hummus and pita bread would be another fabulous use… I’m see a trend of Middle Eastern foods that this would be good on..

Bandar has also come out with 2 flavors of Lentil Chips and a Masala Ketchup!

There you go… a review of some amazing sauces by some wonderful folks.

Go find them….  <——-Click there! Have some Monkey Sauce!

Be Awesome!