Almonds. Yeah, whatever.
Try it. It's flavored. Yeah, whatever.
Hmmm. Mmmmmm. What the hell is it?
It's Tamari-flavored almonds.
Now, for some reason, I've been eating these damn things for about two weeks now, and not once did my curious mind ask - what the hell is tamari?
And then it did.
Tamari is a Japanese soy sauce - only it's not a soy sauce. Y'see, after soy sauce became a commercial product one could buy rather than something one made in one's own home back in the 17th century - the new commercialized soy sauce was different from the old style soy sauce which was called tamari sauce.
Soy sauce was cut like cocaine, becoming 50% soybean and 50% wheat. After fermentation - shoyu, aka soy sauce, aka soya sauce.
But... the old school tamari is all soybean providing a smoother, balanced and complex flavor. I can vouch for that. These almonds are sweet - and fricking addictive.