Once upon a time when I was younger and I could eat anything without seeing much after effect on my waistline, I was a huge fan of potato chips. Not just potato chips but anything that came in a pre-packaged bag and laced with artificial flavouring was a friend of mine. Cheetos, Doritos, Smith’s originals, corn chips and dip, corn chips without dip, any sort of processed potato chip I would eat. What I would give right now for a pack of Kettle’s honey baked ham or Red Rock Deli chips (if you’re not Australian that won’t make any sense).
Nowadays while I still munch on the odd packet of Doritos, there’s nothing I love more than a pack of fried plantain chips. Hell, I love plantains so much that I hardly ever eat fries any more. Fries and tomato sauce? Forget about it. How about some patacones and hogao instead? I think this is a slight confession that Colombian food is starting to win over my taste buds. I digress. The purpose of this post is to tell you about the number 1 greatest product in the savoury snacks section; Natuchips Plantain chips.
Thanks must be given to my former room mate, who kindly allowed me to basically eat the entire pack he bought for himself one afternoon. He clearly didn’t know that I had never tried Natuchips before then. Natuchips come in three flavours ; green plantain, sweet plantain and yuca. Both the green and sweet plantain versions are excellent and receive the Bogota Foodie stamp of approval while the yuca is meh. Four years ago you could only get them in two sizes; small and medium. I’m happy to announce that sometime in the past year or so, the executives at Natuchips noticed how much their customers were willing to pay to fatten up and have since released a large pack.
I always find myself undecided as to whether I like green or sweet plantain so I get a small pack of each. They make for great kitchen companions when you’re feeling peckish before your meal is ready or any time of the day really. Don’t forget to add them to your shopping list!