Ehellions, help! I'm trying to replicate a discontinued product that my husband used to love, but it's not going well. He can remember how it tasted, but he can't describe it to me accurately enough for me to even come close. I've had decent success in the past at resurrecting things for him, but this one has us both stumped.
Does anyone remember the original line of Lipton Rice 'n' Sauce packets, and specifically, the one called 'Polynesian Rice'? DH just can't put names to the specific flavour elements even though he can remember how it tasted, so I'm stumped. Especially since his description of the (possible) fruit flavour is 'tangy'.
Was it papaya, lemon grass, was there coconut milk in it, cinnamon,
?? Pineapple doesn't seem to be the right 'tangy', I can confirm that.
The company that produced it has since been bought by another company, and nobody will give me the time of day since it is technically proprietary info. I get that, but I'm not asking for the specific proportions of ingredients used in a factory, just a general idea of what it actually tasted like so I can give my husband something that would make him happy. I can replicate anything if I know what it tasted like.
If anyone has ANY ideas, please let me know. Y'all are really good at coming up with the most obscure info sometimes, so that's why I'm asking here.