Do ya feel like noshing? Interested in a short bout of mindless munching? Do you require salty & crunchy without adding a layer of fat-padding to your butt cheeks?
It was only after I ate an entire bag of plantain chips from the Asian corner market, that I realized… Oh snap! These plantain chips are fried! What have I done!?
There was much horror and agony that followed this fried food revelation. Yet that accidental event of gnawing on an entire bag of fried treats began my search for a ROASTED plantain chip.
Alas! My stomach’s prayers have been answered. I’m too lazy to make the chips from scratch. The last fresh plantain I bought rotted at the bottom of a bowl of fancily displayed apples on the kitchen counter. Gonna keep snagging the Trader Joe’s Roasted Plantain Chips instead. I recently purchased my 4th bag.
- Ingredients: plantains, sunflower oil & salt. That’s it.
- Calories: 140 for 20 chips
- Sodium: 50mg
- Sugars: 0g
The chips are thick — not ultra thin like “normal chips”, and provide instant satisfaction without all the ruckus of slicing the plantain, using up your precious time (when you could be couch-azzing), and waiting for it to roast. Ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat!
But I’m really mad at Amazon. They overcharge for these chips like a mo-fo. We’re talking a 200% markup!
I am a lover of Amazon (a shopaholic even), and I often direct you to products I recommend that are listed on their site, but the Amazon pricing for TJ’s chips is downright rude…
$1.99 per bag at the store breaks down to $5.99 per bag if you buy on Amazon. Huh?
I (attempted) to write a product review on their site to complain about the unfair pricing, but I got an email back within minutes that my review didn’t meet their community guidelines. The review was real respectable and non-volatile. I didn’t even cuss or anything. What the hell?
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, feel free to not be lazy
like me and roast the chips from scratch. Just slice ’em thin using a non-ripe plantain, toss in a tiny bit of olive oil, sprinkle with salt (or sea salt, if your fancy), and then roast them up until roasty.
The salty-crunchy experience will bring ginormous satisfaction to your chewing jaws. If plantains just aren’t your thing, you could always try homemade kale chips instead. They’re real tasty ‘n stuff.
Ever try plantain chips or kale chips? Don’t miss the boat on this healthy snacktopia of deliciousness!